U.S.A.
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  • 1
    The 42nd Parallel | John Dos Passos

    The 42nd Parallel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John Dos Passos
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    This first entry in John Dos Passos's celebrated U.S.A. trilogy paints a grand picture of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century.

    A Diego Rivera painting in written form

    Completely unique. The techniques utilized to fine effect by Dos Passos create a surprisingly modern and cinematic feel, especially considering these..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2013 by Michael G. Price (Menlo Park, CA USA)
  • 2
    1919 | John Dos Passos

    1919

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Dos Passos
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (41)

    With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of 20th-century America" (Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume not only for its scope but also for its groundbreaking style. The novel opens to find America and the world at war, and Dos Passos's characters, many of whom we met in the first volume, are thrown into the snarl.

    The Best of the U.S.A. Trilogy

    It was too long to listen to again and there was nothing in particular I would want more insight or clarification.

    Reviewed on January 06 2014 by John (Henderson, NV, United States)
  • 3
    The Big Money | John Dos Passos

    The Big Money

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Dos Passos
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The Big Money completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing.

    Excellent Historical (Experimental) Novel

    I read and listened to this book because I was taking a class about Depression-era film & literature. What Dos Passos did was integrate a colloquial, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 01 2011 by Demonwife (Knoxville, TN, United States)