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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,595 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Steyn Narrator: Brian Emerson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455187072
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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, 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. In this hilarious New York Times bestseller, provocative columnist Mark Steyn uses his trademark wit, clarity of thought, and flair for the apocalyptic to argue that America is the only hope against Islamic terrorism. He addresses the singular position in which America finds itself, surrounded by anti-Americanism on all sides, and gives us the brutal facts on these threats and why there is no choice but for America to fight for the cause of freedom—alone.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

  • “Mark Steyn is a human sandblaster. This book provides a powerful, abrasive, high-velocity assault on encrusted layers of sugarcoating and whitewash over the threat of Islamic imperialism. Do we in the West have the will to prevail?”

    Michelle Malkin, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Mark Steyn is the funniest writer now living. But don’t be distracted by the brilliance of his jokes. They are the neon lights advertising a profound and sad insight: America is almost alone in resisting both the suicide of the West and the suicide bombing of radical Islamism.”

    John O’Sullivan, editor-at-large, National Review

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Moses Operandi | 2/20/2014

    " I didn't particularly enjoy this book. It's too negative for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael White | 2/17/2014

    " The author is an ideological conservative, but he offers compelling arguments that we should be very worried about the fate of Europe, given the current wave of Muslim immigration, and that Islam as it currently exists is incompatible with western society, and that either it will have to moderate or western society will collapse under the demographic superiority of Muslims. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nedland P. | 2/10/2014

    " A disturbing look into a future of declining birthrates in developed countries and exploding birthrates elsewhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 1/31/2014

    " A must read. This is the best non-religious nonfiction book I've ever read, and Steyn's prognosis is no joke. People in the once-free first world are losing their freedom of speech, a right that is still largely protected in the United States (for the time being). Fight for it. Oppressing the ideas of others is a great evil. Don't silence. Engage. But there is quickly emerging a religious philosophy that prefers to silence and subordinate--Islam. I love to see the abundance of children at my Presbyterian church. They are the future. Europe has no future as Europe, but has all but lost it to an impending, rapidly forming "Eurabia." America may suffer the same fate, but, as things are now, we still have a chance of retaining our culture and its values of liberty, free speech, and no state-church. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/26/2014

    " That it caused more controversy than any book I have ever lent out or suggested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 1/12/2014

    " I am not sure what I think about this book. It was interesting though at times redundant. I don't believe the world is as horrible as he says, but he does use events and statistics to back up his thesis. Basically, before I make any sort of judgment on this book, I would have to do more research and find out if his statistics were sound and his recording of certain events were in fact true. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leonard Pierce | 1/9/2014

    " An alarmist piece of crap from professional race-baiter Mark "The Human" Steyn, this is full of poorly researched and heavily fudged demographics that 'prove' that the evil Muslim horde are outbreeding noble Whitey and will soon take over Europe. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Todd Jeffries | 1/3/2014

    " The demographic projections are fascinating. Witty writing style sure to offend at least everyone. Food for thought regarding a political hotbed issue that must require thoughtful choices. I surprised a very conservative friend of mine by my willingness to read the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devin | 12/30/2013

    " Very interesting. This book is filled with all kinds of "Why haven't I heard that before?" and "Everyone should know this!" statistics and information. So much so, that my wife got pretty sick of me reading her quotations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vern Wolfley | 12/30/2013

    " Fascinating topic and Steyn made it come alive. His book debunks the claims of planet over-population and really makes you think about demographics and how they affect the culture around you. The traditions of Western civilization have been taken for granted and people are apologizing for them more and more like they are a bad thing. That is the frustrating and frightening future that he projects for individual freedom. I recently watched a TED video by Niall Ferguson about the 6 Killer apps of prosperity that is a great tie in with this book. We should not be ashamed of our freedoms but we should work to export them so that all can enjoy them. We should not squander or debase our virtues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 12/16/2013

    " This is most hilariously horrifying book that I've ever read. The best book that I've read in awhile. Should be read by everyone that lives in this great country of ours. Written 4 years ago and Steyn's prognostications are spot-on so far. Excellent book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/9/2013

    " A little repetitive-but it made you think. Interesting premise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marvin | 9/4/2013

    " Brilliant!!! If you don't read another book in your life, you have got to read this one, including the introduction and prologue! If you want to know what our country and the world are going to look like in the next 25 years and beyond, Mark Steyn is the man to inform you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leaving Samsāra | 3/19/2013

    " A hot steamy jingoistic paranoid-schizophrenic right-wing mess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ora Smith | 8/2/2012

    " Every American should read this book. Fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luckngrace | 6/15/2012

    " An important book with the ring of truth. I especially agree with Mr. Steyn that the American school system needs a complete overhaul and that people should be working by early 20s to be able to afford children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/29/2012

    " excellent. Must read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/25/2012

    " This was too inflammatory to be informative for me. While I liked his arguments, he just repeated them over and over again. Things are NEVER this extreme. It was very funny and cleverly written, but far too extreme for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jorge | 1/19/2012

    " Interesting theory about world "arabization" introduced by Steyn. Let's check in 10 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grahammu | 10/25/2011

    " thought provoking, entertaining and well written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/13/2011

    " Scary to think about this stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 7/9/2011

    " V Good indeed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronny | 5/6/2011

    " This is an interesting and eye-opening book. The author's argument is that the failure to reproduce may spell the end of the West, and claims it's already too late for many nations. Despite the grim outlook, the author still maintains his humor and so the book is at times wickedly funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Markericphillips | 5/4/2011

    " I read this years ago, but I thought his arguments were will presented. So far the onlybook I have read that focuses on demographics and how they could shape thefuture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marvin | 3/9/2011

    " Brilliant!!! If you don't read another book in your life, you have got to read this one, including the introduction and prologue! If you want to know what our country and the world are going to look like in the next 25 years and beyond, Mark Steyn is the man to inform you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/16/2011

    " I would recommend this book to those seeking a better understanding of Islam on the world stage and to those scholarly darwinists that like to say Christians and Muslims are the same. This book may help that ilk decide who they would rather be seated next to on the city bus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nedland | 12/11/2010

    " A disturbing look into a future of declining birthrates in developed countries and exploding birthrates elsewhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 10/9/2010

    " I read this one a few years ago. Steyn is at times hilarious in his explanations, but the book is extremely well done and fairly quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lina | 9/10/2010

    " Mark Steyn is brilliant, and this book is terrifying but humorous all at once. Great info on how Islam is being perverted in (and just perverting) other countries. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephen | 8/30/2010

    " Ignorant racist right wing propaganda "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dom | 7/17/2010

    " Everyone who wants to learn about future demographics in Europe and the USA should read this book. Excellent reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJh* | 7/7/2010

    " Straight thinking with a lot of laffs. Good mix. "

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About the Author

Mark Steyn has written on war, politics, the arts, and culture in such publications as Atlantic Monthly and Australian. He is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Sun, Washington Times, and New Criterion and in Canada for Western Standard and Maclean’s. Born in Toronto, he lives in New Hampshire.

About the Narrator

Brian Emerson is an actor and technical director with a long career in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas.