The Plot Against America

  • by Philip Roth
  • Narrated by Ron Silver
  • 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Life is imitating Roth's art

A country with bitter internal divisions faces a world dissolving into savage war, and a man with no political experience but a high national profile marches into the White House. His radical policies begin to transform the country in frightening ways. It was written ten years ago but reads like a thinly-disguised version of America in the summer of 2016.
And the narration is pitch-perfect.
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- Matthew

Roth at his worst

The story meanders
The book just stops instead of ending
The reactions of the characters are illogical, unpredictable, and (even as fantasy) unbelievable.
For a great audible book on the same subject try "It can't happen here by Sinclair Lewis.
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- Alan Jay Ominsky, M.D.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.