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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (335 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Wouk Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With this rollicking novel—hailed equally for its satiric bite, its lightly borne scientific savvy, and its tender compassion for foible-prone humanity—one of America’s preeminent storytellers returns to fiction.

Guy Carpenter is a regular guy, a family man, an obscure NASA scientist, when he is jolted out of his quiet life and summoned to the corridors of power in Washington, DC. Through a turn of events as unlikely as it is inevitable, Guy finds himself compromised by scandal and romance, hounded by Hollywood, and agonizingly alone at the white-hot center of a firestorm ignited as three potent forces of American culture—politics, big science, and the media—spectacularly collide.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “At eighty-eight, Wouk writes with the brightness of a forty-five-year-old kid hell-bent on fun about subatomic physics…Ingenious. Absolutely ingenious.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Playful, thoughtful, and passionate, this first novel by Wouk in ten years will charm fans with companionable warmth and wry humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Jonathan Davis turns mere pages into a living story…Davis’ performance adds realism to a story in which hormonal urges, jealousy, and national pride energize the never-ending race to have the world’s biggest bomb.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pete | 2/20/2014

    " I love Lab Lit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melisa | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed how this book wove together the themes of romantic intrigue, physics, and politics! I actually have a grasp on the superconducting super collider. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul Campbell | 1/19/2014

    " All in all it was well written, and relatively entertaining. I can say I cared for the personality of Penny Carpenter the protagonist's wife. In fact I actively disliked her personality. It detracted from the main storyline. The remaining story was enjoyable, and the scenery well painted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Clifford | 1/10/2014

    " I listened to this in the car, and it was definitely entertaining. I was impressed by the science of it, less so by the human emotions and the politics. "

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