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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (680 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leon Uris Narrator: Stephen Lan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Master storyteller and international bestselling author of Redemption, Trinity, and Exodus, Leon Uris once again brilliantly interweaves historical fact with gripping fiction in this powerful novel of politics, family, intrigue, love, and the passions that rule human lives.

Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the unforgettable story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. In an era morally unmoored, rife with armed separatists and fundamentalist zealotry, Quinn, the last great liberal of the Rocky Mountains, emerges as America's hope to reclaim its great past and its promises of the future. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political ambitions and threaten his life--a secret buried for over a half century that even he does not know....

Returning home at the end of World War II a decorated and wounded hero, Daniel Timothy O'Connell had moved his young wife, Siobhan, from the crowded streets of Brooklyn to the golden mountains of Colorado. Building a successful life as cattle ranchers, Daniel and Siobhan had everything they wanted--except a child. Desperate, they turned to the Church and adopted a beautiful three-year-old of mysterious parentage, a charming little boy they named Quinn Patrick.

In riveting prose, Leon Uris unfolds Quinn's life as he matures from a restless youth into a brave Marine undertaking a deadly undercover mission, and finally, into an earnest, intelligent, and thoughtful leader willing take on the most vicious and malevolently destructive forces threatening the country. Here, too, are the two beautiful women who have always loved him--Greer, the lover driven by ambition and passion, and Rita, the sensuous, adoring daughter of his friend and mentor, painter and philosopher Reynaldo Maldonado.

Through the years Quinn has made some powerful enemies who are determined to destroy him, including presidential incumbent Thornton Tomtree. A conservative computer mogul who built an electronic empire out of his father's Rhode Island junkyard, Tomtree is a right-wing pragmatist who will court the most dangerous and deadly elements of society and risk America s safety to achieve his own ambitions.

From America's victorious past to its shadowed future, from the grandeur of Colorado's mountains to the enclaves of private militias hidden deep in the canyons of the Southwest's Four Corners, A God in Ruins races to a powerful, unforgettable conclusion. A sweeping novel of a man, a life, and a nation, it vividly brings to life memorable characters that will indelibly touch the heart and mind and illuminates the major crisis facing America at the dawn of a new millennium.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The latest novel by the author of Exodus has not only a timely theme…it’s got sex and intrigue too.”

    Providence Journal

  • “Great reading...Uris mixes politics, history, love and people’s passions into yet another bestseller...Compelling.” 

    Tulsa World

  • “Powerful.”

    Winnipeg Free Press

  • “Leon Uris is an excellent storyteller and a detailed researcher. Stephen Lang is an energetic reader…a pleasure to listen to.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Conor | 2/16/2014

    " Not Uris' best effort but an entertaining read. I have to cut him some slack given him getting on in years... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sammy | 2/15/2014

    " the book could've been so much more, considering the premise. I was rather disappointed considering the author's previous works and the amount of research and detail that went into his writing. I am speculating that since this was the last book by the author, it was either heavily edited or written mostly by someone else. It just seems so different from all his other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Todd | 2/8/2014

    " Not as good as I had hoped, after reading Battle Cry "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Owen | 2/6/2014

    " Tragically awful as Uris' last book. Great author, great quote/title... terrible book. Don't spend you time or money. "

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