Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

In the 1990s Philip Roth won America's four major literary awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), the National Book Award for Sabbath's Theater (1995), and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for American Pastoral (1997). He won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union for I Married a Communist (1998); in the same year he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. Previously he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Counterlife (1986) and the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959). In 2000 he published The Human Stain, concluding a trilogy that depicts the ideological ethos of postwar America. For The Human Stain Roth received his second PEN/Faulkner Award as well as Britain's W. H. Smith Award for the Best Book of the Year. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years "for the entire work of the recipient." In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians Award for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003--2004." In 2007 Roth received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Everyman.

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    • The Plot Against America

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

    In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected president. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary

    • By R. Kravitz on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • American Pastoral

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,731

    Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Masterpiece

    • By Sara on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Human Stain

    • By: Phillip Roth
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 730

    Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for 50 years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HUMAN STAIN

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 12-08-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Goodbye, Columbus

    • And Five Short Stories
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin - he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills - meet one summer and drive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love begins and Assimilation

    • By W Perry Hall on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $25.17

    • When She Was Good

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In this mesmerizing, funny, chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, the subject the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration was terrible

    • By Shelby S Simmons on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Sabbath's Theater

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: David Dukes
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey Sabbath at 64 is an aging, raging powerhouse...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book by a great writer

    • By Joshua on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Everyman

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    The hero of Everyman is obsessed with mortality....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Full Frontal Roth

    • By JOHN on 05-31-06

    Regular price: $17.49

    • I Married a Communist

    • Nathan Zuckerman, Book 2
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Iron Rinn, born Ira Ringold, is a Newark roughneck, a radio actor, an idealistic Communist, and an educated ditchdigger turned popular performer....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • American Trilogy's Weakest Link

    • By George on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Ghost Writer

    • The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the great books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Turning Sentences Around

    • By Darwin8u on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Nemesis

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 292

    In the "stifling heat of equatorial Newark", a terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, lifelong disability, and even death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Without pathos about life...

    • By Mirek on 11-21-10

    Regular price: $20.97

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