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.
©2004 Philip Roth (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. Simon G Bell on 24-12-16

Unbelievably prescient

Would you consider the audio edition of The Plot Against America to be better than the print version?

Excellently told story and so very moving in our present situation

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Plot Against America?

The gradual unwinding of the plot and the hideously possible nature of the crimes committed.

What does Ron Silver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The reading brings in accent and flourish which I could only guess at as a Brit.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could not listen to this in one. I had to keep coming back and savouring the building horror.

Any additional comments?

Just a fantastic bit of guesswork. Who does control Trump after all?

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3 out of 5 stars
By Malwina Tritt on 15-08-17

A bit disappointing

The idea of the story seemed interesting but it didn't turn out to be this way... Every chapter is an anticlimax but I ploughed on, as I didn't have anything else to listen to and I half expected an ending that will make me say "huh!" and in fairness last two chapters made it worth the struggle. But the story isn't half as bad as it's narration. The performance is appaling! Really struggled to stick with it because of the man who's reading it. I think, I'll try the book in its paper version at some stage, once the bad after taste of the audiobook is gone.

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5 out of 5 stars
By R. Kravitz on 01-02-17

Extraordinary

This is a masterpiece, ranging from grand history to the intimacies of family life, from the most dire circumstance to the outrageously funny, as in the best Shakespearean history plays.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-02-17

Scarily realistic

The author really made me care for the characters in this book. I'm not a history buff, but this book really made me appreciate what Jews may have been thinking during the real historu of WW2.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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