Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

  • by Al Franken
  • Narrated by Al Franken
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Al Franken, "one of our savviest satirists" (People), takes on the issues, the politicians, and the pundits in one of the most anticipated books of the year.Once again, the author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene, leaving the powers-that-be in tatters and his audience in hysterics. Al Franken thrives on being in the opposition, and now that the Republican party controls both the Oval Office and Congress, the gloves are off and the satire is fast and furious.Franken's specialty is using his targets' own words to make comedic and political points. Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and host of post-Limbaugh talk-radio gasbags. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Face it, a book purporting to expose liars should have it's facts straight, and Franken delivers. Call me me a simple-minded liberal, but it's a pleasure to hear Bill O'Reilly roundly abused, along with Rupert Murdoch, Anne Coulter, and the Washington Times. Someone's gotta do it, so why not someone intelligent, articulate AND really funny. I've always wondered why half the stuff I read in the newspaper ends up there; now I have a really good idea why. The gloves are off in this book...Al Franken should sleep well at night knowing he gave it his best shot. This book isn't polite, but it sure is a pleasure to listen to. (Rick, Audio Production Manager)

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What the Critics Say

"In the kicking, spitting spirit of all-star political discourse, Al Franken gives as good as he gets." (New York Times)
"Riotous...provocative reading for everyone.... Franken's sardonic critique of our culture of political disinformation is serious business." (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
"Memo to Fox: Hire Al Franken." (Business Week)

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Customer Reviews

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Fair and Balanced

I listened to this audiobook ten years after it was released, but I still learned new information, and the subject matter is as evocative as ever. I find myself wishing for a new, similarly themed book from Mr Franken. This book is well researched, fair, and funny, from an author not inclined to take himself too seriously, but his subject matter very much so.

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- Wendy

Not bad, but he is no PJ Orourke

Liberal, acceptable and politically correct, Al is rarely laugh out loud hilarious, but there is some good stuff here on Fox News.

Recommend if you're a lonely liberal who likes to hear another liberal rambling for hours, kind of in a Jewish way.

Yes good, but not side splittingly hilarious.
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- Elephant908

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2003
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books