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"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky "You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page "Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky "You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power."—From the Preface by Bill Moyers Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's words, "know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong"—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said "No" to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities. Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now! airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.". Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.


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"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky "You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page "Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky "You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power."—From the Preface by Bill Moyers Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's words, "know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong"—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said "No" to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities. Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now! airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.". Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.

30 review for Breaking the Sound Barrier (audiobook)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn McEntyre

    Amy Goodman is my favorite news source. These short pieces reflect the range of her courageous investigations into political process and her commitment to human rights. She is clear about her purposes, deeply ethical, and strict about standards of journalism that on so many other fronts have been eroded by corporate money. I recommend this any any of her other books; even more than that, I recommend comparing the news and analysis you get on democracynow.org with major media news and taking the Amy Goodman is my favorite news source. These short pieces reflect the range of her courageous investigations into political process and her commitment to human rights. She is clear about her purposes, deeply ethical, and strict about standards of journalism that on so many other fronts have been eroded by corporate money. I recommend this any any of her other books; even more than that, I recommend comparing the news and analysis you get on democracynow.org with major media news and taking the measure of the difference.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Heard speak at Green Festival, powerful message:RECLAIM OUR MEDIA from the profit makers/corporate non-persons, media more powerful than swine flu, war, disasters. Community radio and television: OUR RIGHT to public media access, don't let it go. Educate yourself, use your public access channels Heard speak at Green Festival, powerful message:RECLAIM OUR MEDIA from the profit makers/corporate non-persons, media more powerful than swine flu, war, disasters. Community radio and television: OUR RIGHT to public media access, don't let it go. Educate yourself, use your public access channels

  3. 5 out of 5

    Juenbug

    I loved it because I love Amy Goodman, and I am so appreciative of everything she, and the other people who work for Democracy Now!, do everyday to keep media open.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    Amy Goodman is the best thing going in today's world of journalism. She is being joined by her protege Jeremy Scahill. Never miss Democracy Now! Amy Goodman is the best thing going in today's world of journalism. She is being joined by her protege Jeremy Scahill. Never miss Democracy Now!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jack Goodstein

    Dated collection of news columns from 2006-2009.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    HOW have I not heard of her before??? I love this book, but am totally bummed I'm a decade too late.....or am I??? HOW have I not heard of her before??? I love this book, but am totally bummed I'm a decade too late.....or am I???

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alexandria

    Goodman is an independent journalist and host of Democracy Now, a daily TV/radio news program. She's unconventional and known for criticizing the mainstream media (among others) and asking, Who aren't we talking to? "Breaking the Sound Barrier" is a collection of her syndicated columns from 2006 to 2009, grouped into themes including war, torture, climate change, media and elections. But don't think her columns are some radical left-wing editorials — they're not. Goodman is independent, and I th Goodman is an independent journalist and host of Democracy Now, a daily TV/radio news program. She's unconventional and known for criticizing the mainstream media (among others) and asking, Who aren't we talking to? "Breaking the Sound Barrier" is a collection of her syndicated columns from 2006 to 2009, grouped into themes including war, torture, climate change, media and elections. But don't think her columns are some radical left-wing editorials — they're not. Goodman is independent, and I think she means it. Her columns criticize both mainstream political parties, calling for greater inclusion of third-party candidates and grassroots activism. And she's not too keen on the mainstream media either. Her arguments are refreshing because she calls attention to issues and grievances not even on other's radar. That's why I enjoyed this book. Goodman's columns each run about two to three pages, and of course, I wish she offered more context or footnotes or more notes in general. But her reporting is thoughtful and thought-provoking, as it should be. The topics she writes about are both universal and personal. Goodman openly advocates for justice, and I don't have a problem with that because, well, isn't that what journalism is about? The whole, giving voice to the voiceless and holding our government accountable..? Most of my classmates studying journalism at MU are doing so because they want to make some sort of impact on the world around them. They view their work as a public service. Goodman is an inspiration of the kind of journalism we each hope we can practice.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marie-Ève

    There are some books that make you realize things about Americans and their avid capitalism. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, an independent radio show about a large array of subjects including politics. Through her eyes, she makes every details count. Every single one. The main themes are: war, climate change, the case of torture (in America), healthcare, media, activism, elections and also Obama. Basically, name it: it will be feature. What I enjoyed is that Goodman is liberal and in There are some books that make you realize things about Americans and their avid capitalism. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, an independent radio show about a large array of subjects including politics. Through her eyes, she makes every details count. Every single one. The main themes are: war, climate change, the case of torture (in America), healthcare, media, activism, elections and also Obama. Basically, name it: it will be feature. What I enjoyed is that Goodman is liberal and independent as I have said before: she does not have one favourite party. She explains with a rare care for details for subjects usually unknown to more mainstream medias. If the subject was not picked up by the media (corporate), it will be featured in her book. Thought provoking, a slight provocative and she takes a responsibility of Journalism, she also does not chew on her words. Goodman explains it with simple words and explanations. She is a natural writer and uses her show on Public airwaves to have her material. I think she is one of the figures of American journalism and gives me hope for the media and journalism career I plan on taking. Very liberal, Goodman is a true voice of the less heard, the grass roots movement has its speaker. She is their ally. Many new perspectives are brought by the author to the table. Honestly and integrity are important- and it shows.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kimbolimbo

    I listened to the audio version of this book. I felt like I was listening to a 6+ hours of a radio show. The content wasn't very cohesive BUT she has a great voice. There is nothing annoying about her voice, I wish she'd read some of my favorite books for Librivox.org. I enjoyed the stories and situations she shared because they were different than the ones I normally hear over-and-over again. I listened to the audio version of this book. I felt like I was listening to a 6+ hours of a radio show. The content wasn't very cohesive BUT she has a great voice. There is nothing annoying about her voice, I wish she'd read some of my favorite books for Librivox.org. I enjoyed the stories and situations she shared because they were different than the ones I normally hear over-and-over again.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Richards

    When I first started reading this book in 2009, the information was new and interesting to me. Now that I've picked it up again, it reads more like a collection of dated newspaper articles. While the journalism is certainly high quality, it is more of a book to skim through than to read from cover to cover. When I first started reading this book in 2009, the information was new and interesting to me. Now that I've picked it up again, it reads more like a collection of dated newspaper articles. While the journalism is certainly high quality, it is more of a book to skim through than to read from cover to cover.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cody

    Amy Goodman's essays over the four or five year this book collects show Amy's honesty, conviction, principles, and insight are consistently on target. It's easy to dismiss criticisms and concerns as global events are happening, but historical context and hindsight vindicate Amy Goodman at nearly every turn. We should listen to her now. Amy Goodman's essays over the four or five year this book collects show Amy's honesty, conviction, principles, and insight are consistently on target. It's easy to dismiss criticisms and concerns as global events are happening, but historical context and hindsight vindicate Amy Goodman at nearly every turn. We should listen to her now.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Naim

    Great Book!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Insightful, amazing that this stuff isn't reported in the news. But for an entire book, I have to say, I'd love to see some positive news reported as well. Insightful, amazing that this stuff isn't reported in the news. But for an entire book, I have to say, I'd love to see some positive news reported as well.

  14. 4 out of 5

    AJ

    I like this book because it's quick to read, easy to read, fun to read, and informative. Not many books can capture my interest like this one did. I like this book because it's quick to read, easy to read, fun to read, and informative. Not many books can capture my interest like this one did.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This book as well as Amy Goodman's fine journalistic work exposes the vast limitations of our generally heard and seen corporately-funded (and skewed) news reporting (or lack thereof). This book as well as Amy Goodman's fine journalistic work exposes the vast limitations of our generally heard and seen corporately-funded (and skewed) news reporting (or lack thereof).

  16. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    I'm skipping around this collection of articles. I saw her speak in Philly and really enjoyed it. Democracy Now! is doing daily coverage of the climate summit from Copenhagen these days. I'm skipping around this collection of articles. I saw her speak in Philly and really enjoyed it. Democracy Now! is doing daily coverage of the climate summit from Copenhagen these days.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Laura Gembolis

    great coverage on many topics - very short pieces. to make it 5 stars, I would want more linkages or more depth.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Bunnell

  19. 4 out of 5

    Janice

  20. 5 out of 5

    Michele Davis

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tiffaney

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ketan

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mimi Soltysik

  25. 4 out of 5

    Peter

  26. 4 out of 5

    prafull

  27. 4 out of 5

    Anthony D. Gambino

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cameron Wiggins

  29. 5 out of 5

    Yasmine ZARHLOULE

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kerrie Nicole Tandle

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