America Alone

  • by Mark Steyn
  • Narrated by Brian Emerson
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's the end of the world as we know it. Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer of a muezzin. Europeans already do. Liberals tell us that "diversity is our strength", while Talibanic enforcers cruise Greenwich Village burning books and barber shops, while the Supreme Court decides that sharia law doesn't violate the "separation of church and state", and the Hollywood Left decides to give up on gay rights in favor of the much safer charms of polygamy.
If you think this can't happen, you haven't been paying attention, as the hilarious and provocative columnist Mark Steyn shows to devastating effect in this, his first book on American and global politics.

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What the Critics Say

"America Alone is Mark Steyn at his best: funny and irreverent, even while assembling well-reasoned and complex arguments in support of serious insights." (Human Events)
"In America Alone Steyn's acerbic wit and relentless pursuit of politically incorrect truths show how Islam is gradually conquering the West by reverse assimilation, aided and abetted by global-warming ecochondriacs, craven multiculturalists, and self-detonating Islamists of the Muslim baby boom." (Jed Babbin, author of Inside the Asylum)

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Great content, lousy narration

I like the content of the book--you have to be interested in a conservative analysis of the middle east and current affairs. Steyn displays great breadth in his scholarship, skipping around effortlessly between Greek philosophers, Shakespeare, and contemporary pundits. His acerbic wit is hilarious; as readers we'd laugh a good deal harder if our own demise wasn't the butt of the joke.

The problem I have with the audiobook is the narration: monotone, pedantic, and hardly ever seeming to "get" Steyn's humor. I miss Steyn's Aussie accent, which can carry sarcasm like the British do without really offending because it all sounds so--jovial and good natured. This narrator sounds merely ponderous, without any of the lightness the language demands. He has this really annoying practice of ending sentences with an ascending tone, like he's asking a question when he's not. Completely affected!! I think it's a book that's more enjoyable read rather than heard, at least in this rendition.
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- Kathryn

Got to read more from Mark Steyn

I'm just through the Introduction and can't believe how funny, insightful and provocative Steyn is. Not going to matter if Martha's Vineyard is under water if we're living in a bankrupt, Sharia-ruled country. Good to read an author who understands that losing in Iraq is not an option.
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- Dave

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-26-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.