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Drain the Swamp

How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think
Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins

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Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder.

Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards going on behind the scenes in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck quickly realized why nothing gets done in Congress, and it isn't because of political gridlock - in fact, Republicans and Democrats work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt.

"It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports.

Buck has witnessed firsthand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck tangled with Washington power brokers like former Speaker John Boehner, he faced petty retaliation. When he insisted Republicans keep their word to voters, he was berated on the House floor by his own party leaders. When other members of Congress dared to do what they believed to be right for America instead of what the party bosses commanded, Buck saw them stripped of committee positions and even denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies.

In Drain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years, including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more.

©2017 Ken Buck (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • deb
  • 11-04-17

Important book with good suggestions. Audio skips

If you could sum up Drain the Swamp in three words, what would they be?

Really good book on the topic and one that is sure to create more waves. Problem with the audio skipping Chapter 9 entirely--tried several times to play that section, all skipping.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not about characters?

What three words best describe Brian Holsopple’s voice?

Solid, strong, smooth

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I hope Audible will get a clean copy of the complete audio because Chapter 9 is important. Rating would be much better for performance if the audio were complete. I also recommend the text copy to see more information not included in the audio version.

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  • GEJ
  • 23-08-18

Best of the Best: Congressman’s explosive facts.

Wow! Inspiring! This is a great book. I admire the Honorable Congressman Ken Buck for sharing his experiences in The United States Congress in such a transparent way. He is an American hero.
This is reality folks. It’s the best book I have listened to all year.

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  • Kim
  • 15-04-17

Ken Buck, A True Conservative Tells it Like it is.

Conservative Review gives Rep. Ken Buck an "A" rating 94%. This book will make it very clear why CR holds him in such high esteem.
The book is well read and very interesting, I loved it!

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  • LAZERDEATHKILL
  • 04-11-19

we could save trillions on government spending by

we could save trillions. stop funding the military. spending. best thing about the book is that it lays out trumps promise s which is all been broken. It was 4 years.

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  • Ruthie
  • 04-11-18

This is what I think

Excellent, this is an eye opener.
Just because you do not know what is going on in Washington don't think this is a figment of somebody's imagination. Only a lazy and arrogant person does not care what happeneds to their tax dollars. Wake up my friend, or you could find yourself in a world totally and utterly corrupt sometime in the future. Then how are you going to defend yourself to your children and to your grandchildren?
Speak up while you still can be heard.

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  • Beckie
  • 02-01-18

If you care about democracy, read this

What did you love best about Drain the Swamp?

The free and honest sharing of disgusting behavior by our elected individuals on both sides of the isle. This is a must read that will prompt activity on the readers part.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Drain the Swamp?

The longer representatives are there the worse their behavior. This is a testimony for term limits.

What about Brian Holsopple’s performance did you like?

Well read, easy to listen to.

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

I need to take action.

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  • D.D. Dufoin
  • 31-12-17

So easy to understand

This was the best book I have ever read to easily understand how the Swamp started “ literally “ and how it runs. It’s fantastic. I have sent this book to friends more than any other book I have purchased.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-17

Enlightening

It's good to learn the truth about the swamp and what we can do to help drain it.

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  • Paul Myers
  • 15-12-17

This book will teach you something you didn't know

full of information that only an insider would know, this book is educational with a few really good stories for fun.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-17

A Must Read!

An exceptionally well written explanation of ehat is wrong with our government and ehat we can do to fix it.