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  • It Can't Happen Here

  • By: Sinclair Lewis
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,157

Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find that many of the people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from sex, crime, welfare cheats, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup. Windrip forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, But Not In Order...

  • By Imagineallthepeople on 03-31-17

Cautionary Tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This book seriously scared the crap out of me. Given the political climate in America today, and the rise of nationalism, demagoguery and the suppression and vilification of the free press, the vision of this story was chilling. I stopped several times throughout and had to re-check again what year this was written. While the language and slang is clearly dated and the lack of technology places it in a clearly different era, this is a strong cautionary tale for today. Grover Gardner's dispassionate delivery of sometimes gruesome events is unnerving at times, and I suppose it was meant to be. Should be required reading for every American voter. #pastmeetspresent #familiardystopia #americanpolitics #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,278

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Simply enchanting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

There is something of a delight in being able to hear a story that you know well told from a different point of view and to find you don’t really know the story at all. In the spirit of stories like Wicked and Grendel, Circe treats us to a retelling of myths and fables we knew by heart. The story itself is richly woven and beautifully written. Perdita Weeks has a voice that draws you into Madeline Miller’s world and binds you like one of the title character’s spells. Brava! #mythologyinspired #ancientgreece #tagsgiving #sweepstakes