The Plot against America by Philip Roth audiobook

The Plot against America

By Philip Roth
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Blackstone Publishing 9781400079490
13.38 Hours Unabridged
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In an astonishing feat of empathy and narrative invention, our most ambitious novelist imagines an alternate version of American history. In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected president. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism. For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America—and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.

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Summary

Summary

A London Guardian Pick of Best Books of the 21st Century

A New York Times Notable Book

A Washington Post Pick

A BookRiot Pick of 15 Great Alternative History Books and Series

In an astonishing feat of empathy and narrative invention, our most ambitious novelist imagines an alternate version of American history.

In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected president. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.

For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America—and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“When we’re ten pages into the book, our own world starts to seem like a flimsy fantasy.” Time
“A remarkable act of historical imagination and one of [Roth’s] most moving novels.” People
“It’s not a prophecy; it’s a nightmare, and it becomes more nightmarish—and also funnier and more bizarre—as is goes along…[A] brilliant book.” New Yorker
“Provocative…An intimate glimpse of one family’s harrowing encounter with history.” New York Times
“Ambitious and chilling.” USA Today
“A terrific political novel…You turn the pages, astonished and frightened.” New York Times Book Review
“I pulled out Philip Roth’s 2004 novel, The Plot against America, and was amazed again by how insightfully it depicts the United States slipping towards fascism and the demonization of minority citizens.” Washington Post
“Once again, Philip Roth has published a novel that you must read—now…A stunning work.” Christian Science Monitor
“Roth’s most powerful book to date. Confounding and illuminating, enraging and discomfiting, imaginative and utterly—terrifyingly—believable.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A fabulous yarn.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“The overall effect of the novel is staggering. Roth has constructed a brilliantly telling and disturbing historical prism by which to refract the American psyche as it pertains to war.” Booklist (starred review)
“A sumptuous interweaving of narrative, characterization, speculation, and argument…An almost unbelievably rich book.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“In this stunning novel, [Roth] creates a mesmerizing alternate world…Roth’s writing has never been so direct and accessible while retaining its stylistic precision and acute insights into human foibles and follies.” Publishers Weekly
“The author wonderfully balances politics and a boy’s view of a seemingly idyllic America shattered by forces he cannot truly understand.” Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Nice Way To Spend Evening or Two

I listened to this book and was hooked on the story right from the first word. It helps if you know the history of New York and New Jersey during this time in history. The story is a what if Lindbergh had been elected President in 1940 instead of FDR and the family that lives through it all. The narration is perfect and the story takes on so many different plots that it will leave your head spinning. However the thing I enjoyed the most about the book is the dialogue which is second to none and whether your young or old there is something for everyone in this wonderful book !!!

Author

Author Bio: Philip Roth

Author Bio: Philip Roth

Philip Roth (1933–2018) was one of the most decorated writers in American history, having won the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, the PEN/Faulkner Award three times, the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, and many more. He also won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union and in the same year received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years “for the entire work of the recipient.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English