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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,

In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.

Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now. Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founders' intent. We've made very little progress in basic education. Obamacare threatens our health, liberty, and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control. Worst of all, we seem to have lost our ability to discuss important issues calmly and respectfully regardless of party affiliation or other differences. As a doctor rather than a politician, I care about what works, not whether someone has an (R) or a (D) after his or her name. We have to come together to solve our problems. Knowing that the future of my grandchildren is in jeopardy because of reckless spending, godless government, and mean-spirited attempts to silence critics left me no choice but to write this book. I have endeavored to propose a road out of our decline, appealing to every American’s decency and common sense. If each of us sits back and expects someone else to take action, it will soon be too late. But with your help, I firmly believe that America may once again be "one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Sincerely, Ben Carson

©2014 Ben Carson, MD and Candy Carson (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Please lead our nation from the brink of...

Like most, I had not previously heard of Dr. Carson (despite his previous media fame) until the National Prayer Breakfast. This book is an answer to all of the questions that immediately sprung the following morning e.g., who is Ben Carson, why was he asked to speak, did he just challenge POTUS, what are his politics.

He answers all of these and more. Specifically the charge that he 'embarrassed' POTUS and needed to apologize. Also he addresses his mea culpa following the fallout of his 'lumping together homosexuality and bestiality', which was feigning ignorance to the sensitivity of the LGBT community with bestiality.

Most importantly, being a good doctor, he prescribes practices that will help alleviate the symptoms and, hopefully, the disease(s) plaguing this country, after every chapter.

I gave only 4 stars to the narrator's performance, but only because I had the expectation that the author would be reading. Prentice Onayemi's voice was actually powerful, yet comforting and I enjoyed it immensely.

Each chapter opens with scripture, mostly proverbs. So if you're offended by a belief in God or by His written word, you'll probably not like anything Dr. Carson says. However, even atheists will find comfort in his wisdom as he calls out extremists on both ends of the ideological spectrum. He calls for civility and perspective throughout the book and simply asks his readers to remember that we're children of God first and foremost.

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All Americans should Read regardless of Ideology!

Where does One Nation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

#1 of any book I have read/listened to. Inspiring, honest assessment of the current condition of America. So many have been brainwashed to believe, "politics do not effect me", "there is nothing I can do" or they are so obsessed with the political parties they have forgotten we are all, first and foremost, Americans. The political machine has turned us against one another while they are raking in the benefits. Americans need to wake up and Ben Carson, not only sees the problems, but has bipartisan concepts to bring us together.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

BEN CARSON for PRESIDENT 2016

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Dr. Ben Carson says it like it is

Would you consider the audio edition of One Nation to be better than the print version?

Anyone who has heard or read anything from Dr. Ben Carson will thoroughly enjoy this book. It says a lot for who this man is and shows how much he can offer this country if he were President.

I HIGHLY recommend this excellent book. About all I can add is that it would be even better is Dr. Carson read it himself.

What did you like best about this story?

He never hesitates to give both sides or an issue and explains why he chose his own preferences.

What does Prentice Onayemi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am a great fan of audio books. I like Prentice's voice and he adds good inflections rather than just straight reading of the book. He has a very calming voice, similar to Dr. Carson.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but unfortunately there are other demands on my time, so I had to listen in sections. I love listening to it when I am driving.

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It is terrific that the audio book version so quickly after the release of the hardbound version.

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Dr. Carson's Convictions are Contagious.

Where does One Nation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It will stay in the top five for a while. It is a short read, perfect for a one time trip or background to a home DIY project. Dr. Carson gives insight to his beliefs, politically and morally in a well organized fashion that is easy to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Nation?

Dr. Carson gives much credit to his success to his tenacious mother who made no excuses for herself and did not expect the children she raised to make any for themselves either.

Which scene was your favorite?

I am such a fan of his recent National Prayer Breakfast Speech. This was a perfect way to open the book.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

This book really challenged me to look back at documents and biographies of our founding fathers. Not only do I appreciate their sacrifice, but also yearn to truly know the vision and plan they had for our country. Are we, the people, satisfying their vision?

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this easy, quick read to readers that desire a solution to the many issues that face our country. Also, this is an excellent overview into understanding the motivations and person that Dr. Carson is, as a political leader, or role model.

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A Must-read

If you could sum up One Nation in three words, what would they be?

logical, kind, civil

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Nation?

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Have you listened to any of Prentice Onayemi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, in this one is one of the best

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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It is refreshing to read a political dialogue without taking dogmatic sides. We can only hope our politics will return to the civil discourse presented in this book rather than the current ad hominem attacks. This is a wonderful book and Dr. Carson articulates his thoughts, opinions and hopes clearly and logically; I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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A must read for all Americans

If you could sum up One Nation in three words, what would they be?

AMERICA NEEDS DR CARSON

What other book might you compare One Nation to and why?

AMERICA

Which character – as performed by Prentice Onayemi – was your favorite?

Dr. Carson's Mother

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

USA REBUILT

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If we do not turn this nation around and get back to our founder's principles, we will cease to exist!

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Exactly what America need!

What did you love best about One Nation?

The cure for America's moral decline

What did you like best about this story?

The overall assessment of the State of this Nation

Which scene was your favorite?

The revealing startling story of the Florida university professor.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Rise and Fall of America Diverted!

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Liberalism...the Iago of Barack Obama who will as tenderly lead him by the nose as asses are. This liberalism poison is as destructive as 100 Hiroshimas.
Progressism-Liberalism is led by the elite wealthy and atheistic hard Left that is as cold as Lenin's tomb. To the Left, mentioning God-Jesus is an offence worthy of American style Archepelego Gulag imprisonment with Saul Alinsky, Margaret Sanger, Bill Maher, N.A.M.B.L.A., Charles Darwin as National Nannies.

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A MUST READ.... AMERICA NEEDS THIS KIND OF WISDOM

What did you love best about One Nation?

Clear concise analysis of our countries problems and Issues. Including "action" items.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Read with just the right emphasis and inflection

What does Prentice Onayemi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was almost as if Dr. Carson was speaking directly to you.

If you could give One Nation a new subtitle, what would it be?

What "We the People" MUST do to save our country.

Any additional comments?

I am buying 4 hard copies of this book to give as gifts to those who do not have Audible

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Government simplified

If you could sum up One Nation in three words, what would they be?

simply common sense

What did you like best about this story?

Realistic solutions to real problems

Which scene was your favorite?

The prayer breakfast speech

Any additional comments?

I wish every registered voter in the US read this. Then, we would have change.

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pure brilliance

Excellent read. Been Carson is a visionary sees a prosperous America. Very wise man who speaks to the common man. Thank you Dr Carson. This book stimulate civil conversation.

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