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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Penn Warren Narrator: Michael Emerson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781436100915
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Follow the career of ruthless politician Willie Stark, a country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. Loosely based on the life of Huey Long, the powerful governor of Louisiana in the 1930s. Audie Award finalist and winner of the Pulit Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This landmark book is a loosely fictionalized account of Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, one of the nation’s most astounding politicians…A play of politics, society, and personal affairs, all wrapped in the cloak of history.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 2/12/2014

    " classic f-ed up politics plus the dirty south "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa Anderson | 2/8/2014

    " I thought this book was extremely well written, but I had to read this book for school. I don't agree with reading this book because I have no idea why the characters respond to certain things the way they do because I have no experience in that area. Especially the adult romance etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/7/2014

    " An American tragedy. I had a hard time getting into the run on sentences, but once past that, I really enjoyed the story. Well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crd | 1/17/2014

    " I chose to read this book because it was recommended to me by my parents. Out of the three recent books I have read (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ox-Bow Incident, and All the King's Men) I rate this as my second favorite book. What i liked about this book was how the author wrote about topics that are relative to today's world; such as power and politics. What i disliked about this book was that the ending was that there were not many twists thrown in to bring extra suspense for the readers. I would recommend this book to adults or college students. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matthew Nichols | 1/11/2014

    " Worst book EVER! This author made took a horribly bland and tedious plot, and made it even worse by adding some of the least necessary details in every space possible. I mean come on, he took multiple pages to describe a road, it wasn't even important at all to the story. Not to mention that he gave the ending away in the first chapter, then it wasn't even a suprise when anyone died. If you have a copy of this book please burn immediatley. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 1/9/2014

    " The single best book I've read in quite a while. Wait, is that why it won the Pulitzer? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 1/3/2014

    " This is one of my all-time favorites. A great American classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sloan | 1/2/2014

    " beautiful prose. you have to give this book a bit of time to grow on you. it's not really about willie stark, the governor, it's about jack burden, history, and blue eyes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caty | 12/28/2013

    " Fuck the movie. I loved this book eve though it made me wince that the leader who abused power was such a fervet populist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Brooks | 12/9/2013

    " One of the best books that I have ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 11/9/2013

    " I wasn't expecting much and it was really rather good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isaac | 8/23/2013

    " Southern lit at it's finest. All I remember is the historian talking about the spider's web of history, how it sucks you in and never lets go. Reminds me of Walter Benjamin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Alice | 7/28/2013

    " ....night swimming.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gini | 6/26/2013

    " A fascinating story and not what I was expecting, but some of the author's digressions are hard to slog through. Worth the effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martina | 5/26/2013

    " I read this when I was in a particularly jaded phase of adolescence and it greatly influenced my political outlook. It would be interesting to re-read now... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kenneth | 3/25/2013

    " I hated this book. To be honest, I have no good reason for disliking it so thoroughly. It was a chore to read, and maybe I was too young and too northern to get it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 2/4/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books. It is beautifully written and has the ability to pull the reader into the mind of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 12/17/2012

    " I loved this book and Warren's writing style. Must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip Royer | 5/4/2012

    " This book has one of the most well-thought plots I have had the pleasure to read. The opening passage of the book is vivid and sets the pace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 3/4/2012

    " One of the great American novels. Terrifically fun and smart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Bundy | 1/7/2012

    " I read it long before I moved to the south. It was my teenage introduction to this kind of politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aunttammie Pogue | 9/25/2011

    " Read this years ago....enjoyed it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 5/23/2011

    " A timeless examination about the nature and evolution of political corruption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 5/19/2011

    " This book has amazing imagery. I'm going to have to read it again sometime to catch a little more of the subtlety in regards to Jack's philosophy on life and some of the less direct connections (how Cass Mastern relates to the Judge). Overall an excellent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/10/2011

    " phenomenal.. but that could have just been the professor I had a crush on.. no, second though-it's just a killer read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carl | 5/3/2011

    " It may be a classic, but it took too long to say too little. Not a style I enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ericagholson | 5/2/2011

    " It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did, I found it incredibly intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riodelmartians | 4/20/2011

    " Politics and family at its best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/16/2011

    " The only negative I can come up with here is the somewhat jarring use of the "n" word. Now that they're done with Huckleberry Finn, they will no doubt work this one over as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 4/4/2011

    " A great writer in my book, well, actually in his book. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989) won three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, the National Medal for Literature, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1986 he was named the country’s first poet laureate.

About the Narrator

Michael Emerson is an American actor who has starred in some of television’s most popular shows, including Lost, Person of Interest, and The Practice. He is known for his distinctive voice. A graduate of the prestigious Professional Actor Training MFA program run by both the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the University of Alabama Department of Theater and Dance, his passion is acting on stage.