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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 936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 869

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Rise of American Authoritarianism

    • By David S. Mathew on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s, Sinclair Lewis perfectly captures the sound, the feel, and the attitudes of the generation that created the cult of consumerism. With a sharp eye for detail and keen powers of observation, Lewis tracks successful realtor George Babbitt's daily struggles to rise to the top of his profession while maintaining his reputation as an upstanding family man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes You Think

    • By E. Pearson on 02-21-13

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Main Street

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Widely hailed as a milestone in American literature, Sinclair Lewis' Main Street vividly describes a country on the verge of massive change, with traditional values being threatened by progress. The novel's heroine, Carol Milford, is a highly educated, ambitious woman who plans to join a newly enlightened society. But after marrying a small-town doctor, she finds herself trapped in the role of a dutiful wife. Carol's desires for social change conflict with the security of her comfortable married life, as she struggles to understand the cost of conformity...and rebellion. As relevant today as it was upon its 1920 publication, Main Street is both a masterful piece of writing and a fascinating microcosm of America's social evolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful reading of an excellent book

    • By Steve Bird on 06-14-05

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Elmer Gantry

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 305

    A greedy, philandering Baptist minister, Elmer Gantry turns to evangelism and becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Often exposed as a fraud, he is never fully discredited. Elmer Gantry is considered a landmark American novel and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. It portrays the evangelistic activity that was common in 1920s America as well as attitudes toward it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Halleluja, Brother Lewis!

    • By Erez on 12-09-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Arrowsmith

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Martin Arrowsmith is fascinated by science and medicine. As a boy, he immerses himself in Gray’s Anatomy. In medical school, he soaks up knowledge from his mentor, a renowned bacteriologist. But soon he is urged to focus on politics and promotions rather than his research. Even as Martin progresses from doctor to public health official and noted pathologist, he still yearns to devote his time to pure science.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Arrowsmith - The Classic Book, Not the Band

    • By Stephen on 09-08-13

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt’s world of the solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbitt is a lonely, middle-aged man. He doesn’t understand his family, has an unsuccessful attempt at an affair, and is almost financially ruined when he dares to voice sympathy for some striking workers. Babbitt finds that his only safety lies deep in the fold of those who play it safe. He is a man who has added a new word to our language: a “Babbitt,” meaning someone who conforms unthinkingly, a sheep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From a first time Sinclair Lewis listener

    • By Geoffrey on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Free Air

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Claire Boltwood and her father drive their Gomez-Dep roadster from Minnesota to Seattle, exposing themselves to all the perils of early motoring. They encounter the upper-crust Boltwoods who are at once more noble and more insignificant. Other class barriers exist between Claire and a mechanic named Milt, who, along with his cat, follows close behind.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration

    • By John S. on 01-25-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Babbitt (Dramatized)

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ed Asner, Ed Begley Jr., Ted Danson, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    This epic of the booming 20's captures the relentless culture of American business. A classic novel about conformity in small town America - celebrated for its comic tone, statire, and vivid dialogue. L.A. Theatre Works, then a fledgling radio theatre company, completed Babbitt in 1989. This production was so well received that L.A. Theatre Works has since become the world's premiere radio theatre company.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A nice change of pace

    • By Caro on 08-04-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Main Street

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    This famous satire of life on Main Street, Gopher Prairie, mirrors with devastating honesty life on Main Streets from Albany to San Diego.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timely and timeless

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dodsworth

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Meet Sam Dodsworth, an amiable 50-year-old millionaire and "American Captain of Industry, believing in the Republican Party, high tariffs, and, so long as they did not annoy him personally, in Prohibition and the Episcopal Church". Dodsworth runs an auto manufacturing firm, but his beautiful wife, Fran, obsessed with the notion that she is growing old, persuades him to sell his interest in the company and take her to Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Globalnubian on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $20.76

    • The Innocents

    • A Story for Lovers
    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Ric Reitz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist and playwright who, in 1930, became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. His last distinctive pulp novel, The Innocents, follows a longtime married couple as they vacation away from their home in New York City and contemplate starting a business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Triumph of Love over Control

    • By Isaac J. Webb III on 02-01-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Main Street

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74

    The lonely predicament of Carol Kennicott, caught between her desires for social reform and individual happiness, reflects the position in which America's turn-of-the-century "emancipated woman" found herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Time for a classic

    • By Maureen on 10-21-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Job

    • An American Novel
    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Marianne Fraulo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist and playwright who, in 1930, became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. The Job is one of his earliest novels. Concerning the exploits of a 1920s career woman, it is one of the first novels about feminism and is considered one of the stepping stones towards Lewis' success.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    With his breathtaking social insight and his graceful sentences, Sinclair Lewis—a Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner—stands out as one of the most important American writers of the 20th century. At turns lyrically soul-searching and scathing in its honesty, Babbitt captures the essence of the 1920s while remaining a timeless piece of literature. Babbitt, the ultimate conformist and social climber, seeks power in his community and self-esteem from others. Outwardly, he is the ultimate “big booster,” and he toes the company line with “zip and zowie.”

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out, he surprises you. As you begin to like him, he does something to evoke the “what a rat” response. Male menopause wasn’t a pre-Great Depression term, but you could say George has all the symptoms....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • LOL so many mistakes

    • By Reidoing on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This classic satirical novel portrays Babbitt as a materialistic, hypocritical, and self-important middle-aged realtor. His brief romantic encounter and an attempt at liberalism are curbed by fear of criticism, forcing him to conform to the wills of his fellow citizens and club members.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Das ist bei uns nicht möglich

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Buzz Windrip, für seine Gegner ein "ungebildeter Lügner mit idiotischer Weltanschauung" und ein gefährlicher Populist, will Präsidentschaftskandidat werden. Er gibt vor, sich für die kleinen Leute einzusetzen, und verspricht, "aus Amerika wieder ein stolzes Land zu machen". Trotz völlig unglaubwürdiger Versprechen laufen ihm die Wähler zu, und er zieht ins Weiße Haus ein. Sogleich regiert er wie ein absolutistischer Herrscher, beschneidet die Freiheiten der Minderheiten, legt sich mit Mexiko an.

    Regular price: $14.75

    • The Ghost Patrol

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The Ghost Patrol portrays the dilemma men face when they are put out to pasture. Don Dorgan was such a man. He was a cop, and he loved his beat. When he returns to his old beat, he becomes the Ghost Patrol.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Walter Huston
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Babbitt is largely a satire of American culture, society, and behaviour, with its main theme focusing on the power of conformity, and the vacuity of middle-class American life.

    Regular price: $5.77

    • Babbitt

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: Fabio Camero
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Una satira de la vida estadounindense. Sinclair Lewis, ganador del Premio Nobel, quiso mostrar en sus dos grandes novelas Babbitt y Calle Mayor, aspectos de la vida de su pais, con un ojo que satirizaba esa hipocresia puritana que muchas veces se presenta no solo en Estados Unidos sino en todas partes.

    Regular price: $11.90