U.S.A.
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(3.9 based on 156 ratings)
  • 1

    The 42nd Parallel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John Dos Passos
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    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.

    Michael G. Price says: "A Diego Rivera painting in written form"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Dos Passos
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    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.

    Anthony says: "Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in story form"
    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in story form

    This is the second book in a huge trilogy. I read it withought reading the other book first. If you really want to invest a massive allotment of time ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 21 2013 by Anthony (United States)
  • 3

    The Big Money

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Dos Passos
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    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.

    Demonwife says: "Excellent Historical (Experimental) Novel"
    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)