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Ship of Fools

Written by: Tucker Carlson
Narrated by: Tucker Carlson
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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The host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight offers a blistering critique of the new American ruling class, the elites of both parties, who have taken over the ship of state, leaving the rest of us, the citizen-passengers, to wonder: How do we put the country back on course?

©2017 Tucker Carlson (P)2017 Simon & Schuster

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Happily surprised, Tucker is much more nuanced than you’d expect, trust me

My only knowledge of Tucker Carlson was limited and superficial before reading this book. Like most people my age (mid-twenties), I had seen videos of his Fox show on Youtube. I had a neutral opinion of him, found him sometimes right, sometimes wrong, sometimes open-minded, sometimes stubborn, etc. This audiobook is a deep dive into Carlson’s opinion on different topics (most of them politically charged), and it is not what you’d expect. This format allows him to throughly develop his positions and opinions in a way he simply could not do on his show. I devoured the book within a few days. Once you’re done listening to the book, I recommend you go watch his interview with Ben Shapiro during one his recent “Sunday Special”. It’s on Youtube and it’s a great one. Enjoy!

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If you like Tucker, you'll love this book

I finished this book in one straight shot and found myself annoyed by anyone calling me or messaging me, subsequently interrupting, no matter how urgent the message. Tucker's wit and comedic timing shine through and make this an absolute pleasure to listen to and I was glad he narrated it himself. I didn't agree with everything in it, but honestly would have been disappointed if I had, knowing it would mean I've fallen prey to ideology rather than empiricism. That being said, even the points of disagreement I found interesting and thought provoking. He easily and quickly expounds the way our world seems to be loosing its grip on reality. Also nice to hear was his bipartisan stance, he calls our Republicans when it is diligent to do so. Definitely a great books, and I won't be surprised if I find myself listening to it a second or even third time!

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Great commentary on American's current politics

This is my favorite book about American's current political climate. Tucker does a great job breaking down how the Liberal elite use identity politics, environmentalism and socialism as a smokescreen to keep the public from questioning them. 10/10

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A must-listen

Everyone needs to read/hear this book, especially if you don't want to. What are you afraid of?

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disclaimer : tucker fan

I enjoyed this a bit more than I thought I would despite already being a fan. it was written at a time when things were crazier than they'd ever been its amazing that in only a year it seems dated by how crazy it is now by comparison. still there is hope

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Tucker at his best

Like a 6 hour opening monologue from TCT. Great read if you want an honest analysis of how we got to this point. Tucker calls out Republicans and Democrats where need be and is both fair and poignant.

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Absolutely Recommend Listening!

If you ever get that gut feeling that something isn’t quite right in today’s society - be it political agendas, gender topics, climate change, right vs left etc. - this book will surely offer clarity. It was so refreshing to listen to such a well-written account of what’s going on in the world. Tucker is very honest, succinct, and isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. He doesn’t go on long meandering rants about his personal opinions which is very nice. He lays out information and creates clear arguments for what the evidence shows. I’m very glad we have people willing to put in the time and do the research to tie things together like this. Get to it!

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Great Listen

great talking points, lots of facts and very insightful. Really enjoyed the fact that he narrated it as well.would highly recommend.

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Excellent

A thought provoking and intriguing information read. Well worth the time it takes to read.

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Tucker hits a home run

great book ..sad time for society, definitely recommend people read and start to wake up.

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  • Sadie K
  • 2019-03-02

Read if you want to hear about how ridiculous the ruling elite are

. I rarely read or listen to non-fiction books on the political climate of America. I get my news left, right and center and try to find the truth. I’m not a regular watcher of Fox nor CNN. Truthfully I listen to talk radio (from NPR to KFI). I found myself, as a moderate (and a scientist) agreeing with basically every single element of this book. I’m now looking for an article that tries to find reasons to disagree. Overall his voice played well in the car and in headphones during runs. It was the right tempo without having to speed it up or slow it down. The writing was straight forward and yes, I laughed, gasped, hit my steering wheel and yelled with agreement while running, driving, making dinner, washing dishes, and cleaning the house. I have recommend this book to my friends and family. My 18 year old son even loved listening one night while I cooked. It sparked a great 45 minute dinner conversation. Thank you Tucker Carlson.

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  • Mike
  • 2018-11-12

Great book

Tucker can really cut to the truth about many subjects. Going to read again, I bought audible and hard back to have in my book shelf as a reference book.

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  • Rich sykes
  • 2018-11-12

Eye opening!!

Loved almost everything in this book. First 8 chapters I couldn't put down. Amazingly written.

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  • Aaron Garfanzo
  • 2018-11-14

Not what I expected!

Tucker Carlson hit it out of the park with this book. I’m a independent voter. I could careless about either major party. This book really points the fingers at who/what’s to blame for Trump, and how things are not going to get better unless we have change, and change is not what our ruling class wants. The ruling class is not who you expected and politicians are the puppets. Great read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-13

very well written

Thank you Mr Carlson for your diligent research and clearly written/spoken book. Your calm demeanor and concise language sat well within me. From start to finish, this was a great read!

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  • april
  • 2018-11-12

Intelligent and insightful.

Tucker, as always, makes a fantastic, fact based, argument about the current state of our country and really exposed the elite's thought process and motivation.

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  • Joseph D. Chavez
  • 2018-11-14

Beyond Expectations

This book flew by. I was in the intro and before I knew it, the book was almost done. So many topics Tucker brings fresh light to. This book is def not to be missed. I cherish my time very much and this is a book well worth it. Thank you Tucker for narrating your book.

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  • Suirad
  • 2018-11-13

Great book

Excellent, wish it was twice as long. Found myself listening to it passively in my car and actively at home.

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  • Carol
  • 2020-03-05

Difficult Truths

While most people assume that Tucker is a Republican puppet, this book proves that he equally critical of both sides of the aisle.

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  • Karen Wickens
  • 2018-11-15

Excellent Read

A must read for all of us. We need to remember how the political parties have changed.

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