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I often get bored or already guessed the ending in most books. I didn't see it coming and the narrator with the different voices made it entertaining to listen to.
There are loads of plot twists in this look at what life in the United States would have been like if FDR had been assassinated and Huey Long rose to power. I don't want to reveal too much, but we'd be cooperating with the Germans while living in a fascist state at home.
Part intellectual exploration, part cautionary tale, and part pure fun, Amerikan Eagle kept my interest the whole way through. It used carefully chosen historical details, some of them only appropriate for this alternate history, to bring the story to life. There were times when DuBois pushed my believability threshold to its limits, but he never went over the line.
I wasn't enamored with the narrator, both overall and especially with the voices of some secondary characters. But though I found the writing superior to the narrating, the latter wasn't a fatal flaw.
This was a satisfying, interesting alternate history. Recommended.
A well thought out "what if" novel with twists and turns leading the listener across the land of the not so free, habited by the good the bad and the really ugly side of humanity.