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Author: Sinclair Lewis Narrator: Christopher Hurt Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781455193035
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First published in 1935, when Americans were still largely oblivious to the rise of Hitler in Europe, this prescient novel tells a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy and offers an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Not only [Lewis’] most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in this country.”

    New Yorker

  • “Written at white heat.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A message to thinking Americans.”

    Springfield Republican

  • “Christopher Hurt’s voice—dry, slightly harsh, yet expressive—and his tone—sprightly and waspish—match the satirical mode of Lewis’ 1936 novel…He also supplies an emotional awareness that matches the power the novel accumulates…this book has much to say about political repression. It hits hard, and Hurt puts it across effectively.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

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About the Author

Author Sinclair Lewis

Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951), the son of a country doctor, was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He attended Yale University, where he was editor of the literary magazine, and graduated in 1907. After a few of his stories had appeared in magazines and his first novel, Our Mr. Wrenn (1914), had been published, he was able to write full time. He was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith (1925) but refused to accept the honor. However, he accepted the Nobel Prize awarded him in 1930. He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

About the Narrator

Christopher Hurt is an accomplished narrator with a lengthy résumé of popular titles for Blackstone. A graduate of George Washington University’s acting program, he currently resides in New York City.