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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Quinn Narrator: John McLain Publisher: Steerforth Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Daniel Quinn, well known for Ishmael - a life-changing book for readers the world over - once again turns the tables and creates an otherworld that is very like our own, yet fascinating beyond words.

Imagine that Nazi Germany was the first to develop an atomic bomb and the Allies surrendered. America was never bombed, occupied, or even invaded, but was nonetheless forced to recognize Nazi world dominance. The Nazis continued to press their campaign to rid the planet of mongrel races until eventually the world - from Capetown to Tokyo - was populated by only white faces.

Two thousand years in the future, people don't remember, or much care, about this distant past. The reality is that to be human is to be caucasian, and what came before was literally ancient history and has nothing to do with the living.

Now imagine that reincarnation is real, that souls migrate over time from one living creature to another, and that a soul that once animated an American black woman living at the time of World War II now animates an Aryan in Quinn's new world, and that due to a traumatic accident, memories of this earlier incarnation assert themselves.

Compared by readers and critics alike to 1984 and Brave New World, After Dachau is a new dystopian classic with much to say about our own time, and the dynamics of human history.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry schwabacher | 2/15/2014

    " I hate to say anything about the plot of this wonderful novel. I picked it up simply because it was by Ishmael author, Daniel Quinn. I didn't read the blurbs and I don't remember if I read any reviews. My mind was completely open. And this book blew my mind! From the beginning it was intriguing. Then Quinn really shook things up, creating a whole other universe. READ THIS BOOK! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Bringhurst | 2/3/2014

    " This book was much harder for me to understand and follow than the other two Quinn books I've read. I may even need to read it again to fully understand what he's getting at in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 1/13/2014

    " parts of this were brilliant and typical of daniel quinn. the classroom scene, the history of the "mongrel" races and anecdotes about reincarnation. others were slow and ridiculous. the interrogation in the desert, the long and painful journey to mallory/gloria's buried secret and the whole self-discovery motif. the book was ok but i wouldn't recommend it to anyone over his other works which were ground breaking and simply stunning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howie | 12/13/2013

    " Kept me mesmerized throughout. Just loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sunny | 12/10/2013

    " Parts of this book were really great, which, consequently kept me coming back to finish it. There were huge revelations I definitely didn't expect. Overall, the story is a very interesting idea; however, I don't think it was executed well. The language used seemed underdeveloped, and there were long tangents that seemed irrelevant. I've never read Quinn's other work, but I hear that it's mind blowing. I can believe it, but only from his bravery to explore strange and unusual circumstances and his ability to form a really good beginning, middle, and end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 11/25/2013

    " A very unique look into an alternate future. Even knowing the basic storyline, Quinn was able to spring some surprises in the story. As with anything else he writes, Daniel Quinn makes you think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beverly Francis | 11/15/2013

    " thought it would have been more provocative .... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie Wolfe | 10/13/2013

    " A disappointment, after the profundity of Quinn's earlier books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 9/21/2013

    " great, scary outlook of a different possible future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 4/18/2013

    " Daniel Quinn has long been one of my favorite authors. The way he presents the ideas in his stories is amazing. This is one of those books that should be required reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 12/7/2012

    " Lively novel that, at first, seems like a departure from his other work. Starts off with a narrator discussing his work with a reincarnation institute. He's looking for evidence and finds a car-crash victim who wakes up from a coma a different person. From there, the shocks and surprises come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 10/29/2012

    " Poses the eternal "what would the world be like if the Nazis had won" plus a great "what about reincarnation" substory. Very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 9/30/2012

    " I had this two week period where Mark Rothko popped up at random. Once in this book. Once in a PBS special. A few times in random places at Barnes & Noble. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 5/7/2012

    " More twists than a team of Chinese acrobats. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dr. Toxic | 12/21/2011

    " I was annoyed with the story and then the plot takes a turn which turns the world you thought you were reading upside down. Way less profound than Mr. Quinn ever thought it could be in my opinion. It's definitely my last D.Q. book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 11/30/2011

    " What a kicker. i will record my findings in private view so as not to spoil. i would like to give this book a nine since its between a 4 and a 5. it reminds me of Samedi the Deafness another weird and unputdownable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris Reynolds | 11/26/2011

    " Great book! One that i will remember forever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dwayne | 8/22/2011

    " Once again, this is Daniel Quinn's attempt at actually writing a story with only a small influence of his concepts and ideals from Ishmael Story of B, and My Ishmael. A good read nonthesless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Imgnepc | 8/21/2011

    " This started out a little slow, interesting but nothing to push me to continue in the first two chapters, and then it took hold of me. I read the rest of the book in one morning. Couldn't put it down. Gripping and fascinating. The whole time I was entranced and couldn't wait to see what came next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beverly | 8/5/2011

    " thought it would have been more provocative .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 3/25/2011

    " Great book! One that i will remember forever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 2/3/2011

    " A disappointment, after the profundity of Quinn's earlier books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Misty | 1/1/2011

    " This is a really weird book - almost like 3 or 4 books smashed together. It certainly had some interesting ideas, like the revamped history of the world. But it felt very disjointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 12/19/2010

    " Not as good as other Daniel Quinn books. Overall it's a compelling idea but it seems that right when the novel gets going, there's a sprint to the end. It could have used another 100 pages to really make a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 6/24/2010

    " A quick read with an intriguing premise and surprising twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 3/10/2010

    " great, scary outlook of a different possible future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 12/23/2009

    " Wow, this was a lot different than I expected. I've never read any other Daniel Quinn books. His vision of the world as it might have been is scary. "

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About the Narrator

John McLain is a professional voice actor whose audiobook credits include After Dachau, The Last Nightingale, Too Much Stuff, and the Western noir novel Pop. 1280. He also narrated The Vow—the true story basis of the motion picture. He was nominated for an Audie Award in 2012 for The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses. On stage, he has appeared in The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Amahl & the Night Visitors, and The Music Man.