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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (861 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mitt Romney Narrator: Mitt Romney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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On his first presidential visit to address the European nations, President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America's international power. He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America, and again to Muslims worldwide in an interview broadcast on Al-Arabiya television.

In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential - not just for our own well-being, but for the world's. Governments such as China and a newly robust Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and Islam continues its dangerous rise. Drawing on history for lessons on how great powers collapse, Romney shows how and why our national advantages have eroded. From the long-term decline of our manufacturing base, our laggard educational system that has left us without enough engineers, scientists, and other skilled professionals, our corrupted financial practices that led to the current crisis, and the crushing impact of entitlements on our future obligations, America is in debt, overtaxed, and unprepared for the challenges it must face. We need renewal: fresh ideas to cut through complicated problems and restore our strength.

Creative and bold, Romney proposes simple solutions to rebuild industry, create good jobs, reduce out-of-control spending on entitlements and health care, dramatically improve education, and restore a military battered by eight years of war.

Most important, he calls for a new commitment to citizenship, a common cause we all share, rather than a laundry list of individual demands. Many of his solutions oppose President Obama's policies, many also run counter to Republican thinking, but all have one strategic aim: to move America back to political and economic strength. Personal and dynamically-argued, No Apology is a call to action by a man who cares deeply about America's history, its promise, and its future.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 2/18/2014

    " It's cool to see things from Romney's point of view and the ideas are sold pretty well, but the book was obviously ghost written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clyn | 2/15/2014

    " I found this book very interesting as it educated me on many things in the world of government politics in which I felt my knowledge was lacking. Clearly this book is written from a Republican view, but it is not a democrat bashing work. In the book, Romney criticizes both parties, as well as the media, and other forces at currently work to weaken America and diminish productivity and thus economic growth. Instead of just exaggerating problems and telling his readers who is to blame, Romney proposes real solutions to the problems and discusses obstacles to those solutions. Though I can't say I agree with everything he says, I can say that I am impressed with his method of problem solving, and was impressed with many of his ideas. It also gives the reader a sense of just how complex the problem solving process in government is, and how so often good ideas are ruined by those who would put themselves above others, be it politicians, labor unions, teacher unions, or those benefiting from the dole. I now feel like I know what Romney stands for and how he would approach governing if elected someday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gary | 2/11/2014

    " I listened to this audiobook as part of my election year routine - listen to or read books by or about the presidential candidates as a form of civic "homework" aimed at making me a more informed voter. This year is particularly odd for me in this regard, as that it is the first time since I reached the age of majority that, in the last few weeks before the election, I remain undecided. This book did not materially help me make my decision in the way I hoped that it would. Romney does seem to have some good ideas, but there are also some that I don't care for. For instance, he denounces multiculturalism in a way that makes me think he may not appreciate the strengths of cultures other than our own, and his "no apologies" defense of American greatness reminds me of the sort of tone-deaf arguments made by some people who have little conception of the world beyond our shores that America can do no wrong. And unfortunately, as I hoped that it would not be, the book was more or less a really long stump speech. There was quite a bit of substance, but more "filler" remained that what I would have liked. I also would have liked to hear more about the candidate himself and his life, not just a laundry list of all his policies and platforms, which it sometimes sounded like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/5/2014

    " I was listening to this book on CD and I loved it. It's narated by Mitt himself. We crashed our car and 8 of the 10 CDs were trapped in the CD player so I didn't finish the last 2 but I plan to get the book and finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 1/29/2014

    " I think if more people had taken time to read this book instead of watching commercials we would have competent president. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 William Curtin | 1/20/2014

    " In the case of this book, Mitt, an apology is in order, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/12/2014

    " I thought this was a great book. He spent most of the book giving his problem-solving ideas. Instead of it just being a book all about him and his background and lots of political stuff, he let everybody know where he stood and his solutions to problems instead of just whining about problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonna | 1/1/2014

    " Everyone should read this. A good political discussion without bashing the other side. Some good, common-sense ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jas3jas3 | 12/14/2013

    " i didnt need a whole book to tell me you were running for president in 2012. but still, ill vote for you and probably donate to the campaign "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 12/8/2013

    " What a genius! There is no one like Mitt Romney. The man is simply amazing. Not only can he lead, but he can write. The book is definitely a book written by a presidential hopeful, so it fits that Mitt wrote it. I really enjoyed reading the book and I have to say I'm on the Mitt 2012 train. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deeann | 11/23/2013

    " Well, I read most of this book. Had to get it back to the library. But enjoyed what I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tagg | 8/4/2013

    " Just finished reading the manuscript. Yes I am biased. But this book is really really good. Every politician in America should read this, it does a great job of framing the issues confronting our nation today and historically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 7/6/2013

    " Better than I expected, and I'm a Romney fan. He does a great job explaining why a strong America is important and how his policies would strengthen this country. I have to disagree with him on energy policy and a few things on health care, but other than that, right on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 10/21/2012

    " America is unique. This is the theme of the book. Have been reading and highlighting. Obviously this man believes in America. One of many quotes I like: "American strength does not threaten world peace. American strength helps preserve world peace." An important book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 6/22/2012

    " Romney's campaign in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 5/26/2012

    " Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. I rarely give a book a five star rating, but this book is really good. Romney's patriotism comes across loud and clear, and he gives me hope for the future. I would recommend this book to all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 9/20/2011

    " Encouraging. Dry at times but a great way to get inside Mitt's way of thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 9/16/2011

    " Everyone who voted in the election should have read this before voting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Birk | 5/30/2011

    " I have no doubt that Mitt Romney would have been a good president. Certainly better than Barack Obama! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 4/26/2011

    " While I don't agree with everything, Mitt Romney says, I did enjoy reading his point of view in his own words without the distractions of a debate atmosphere. I think he's a very, very good writer. I recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bre | 3/4/2011

    " I think that Mr. Romney made valid points in favor of his positions, and was relatively even-keeled in his approaches to some volatile topics. I feel like if he runs for president again, I'll have a much better idea of what he would like to accomplish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 2/26/2011

    " I'm not politically savvy and thought this book gave some good explanations of some of the issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/18/2011

    " Mitt is a smart guy and well spoken. I listened to the audio boook which he narrated himself. Didn't like the Obama bashing but did like most of his ideas and learned a lot from the specific suggestions that he has to address so many of our nations challenges. Very informative for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/12/2011

    " My in-laws are SUPER Romney fans, so I had to see what all the hype was about.

    I found the book to be very interesting and until I read a well thought out liberal view of how to run our country, he's got my vote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/6/2011

    " I thought this was a great book. He spent most of the book giving his problem-solving ideas. Instead of it just being a book all about him and his background and lots of political stuff, he let everybody know where he stood and his solutions to problems instead of just whining about problems. "

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