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1.57 out of 51.57 out of 51.57 out of 51.57 out of 51.57 out of 5 1.57 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anonymous Narrator: Campbell Scott Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442341159
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The truth only fiction can tell.

This is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard.

The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world—some invented and some real. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “That’s what O does best—without any undue cynicism or gooey romanticism: It clearly illustrates, season by season, just how effectively presidential campaigners plan, draft and articulate the political discourse that the press pretends it controls.” 

    Washington Post

  • “A political junkie’s rollicking read delivered by a knowledgeable, if subjective, insider.” 

    Library Journal

  • “A gossipy, entertaining novel…a slightly sharper-edged version of The West Wing…So who’s Anonymous? Who cares? O is a worthy read, no matter who the author.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie57 | 6/6/2011

    " Wish I knew who wrote this. In any case this is one of those books that might only appeal to people who are political wonks. It is so right on as to the stresses and procedures of campaigns from the inside. More detailed than most books of this type. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/6/2011

    " I really wanted all the reviews I had read of this book to be wrong. The beginning was strong and it could have been a good book if more time had been spent on character development and interaction and less time on pontificating about the process of presidential campaign politics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaworu | 6/1/2011

    " What a trainwreck. A bad gimmick, with leaden writing, about events which are paltry distortions of facts, boring talking-head characters, lousy political propaganda, and nothing happens. Why do I push myself to suffer through these terrible books when I have 2000 on my to-read list? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 5/1/2011

    " It turned out to be nothing but a regular novel about politics. I was a little dry and difficul tto get through and did not add near the insight I had expected. Disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 4/2/2011

    " Boring.. Wanted to like it, but couldn't even finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven | 3/18/2011

    " made it about 15 pages and couldn't go any further "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerry | 1/29/2011

    " This book is more of a novelty than anything else. There's some interesting observations on modern politics, but the attempted plot threads leave much to be desired. It's worth a read if you're curious, but you're not missing much if you don't read it. "

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About the Narrator

Campbell Scott has, in addition to his numerous stage and film credits, narrated more than forty audiobooks, including This Boy’s Life and Into Thin Air.