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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Dos Passos Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The USA Trilogy Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781400189120
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The Big Money completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing. Industrialism booms. The stock market surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes automobiles. From New York to Hollywood, love affairs to business deals, it is a country taking the turns too fast, speeding toward the crash of 1929. Ultimately, the novels of the U.S.A. trilogy-both individually and as a whole-paint a sweeping portrait of collective America and showcase the brilliance and bravery of one of its most enduring and admired writers. Download and start listening now!

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  • “As the narrative shifts from one character to another, Drummond maintains a continuity of style yet alters his voice just enough so that the dialogue is distinctive. Drummond’s narration is a benchmark for difficult narrations.”

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  • As the narrative shifts from one character to another, Drummond maintains a continuity of style yet alters his voice just enough so that the dialogue is distinctive. Drummond's narration is a benchmark for difficult narrations. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zechy | 2/19/2014

    " Hilarious. Not his best, but still funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ursula | 1/20/2014

    " My 1st PG Wodehouse, delightful humour and a thoroughly enjoyable read. "

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

    " A great anecdote to Wolf Hall! I always love the joy of immersing myself in Wodehouse's world now and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allen Short | 1/3/2014

    " Wodehouse once described these books as a sort of "musical comedy without the music". None of his recurring characters showed up in this one, but it's still delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 12/5/2013

    " A very pleasant, essentially romantic, novel about some toffs, their money and love worries written in Wodehouse's gentlemanly whimsy manner. Lot's of 'golly!'s and 'bally-good old boy' and that sort of stuff. Charming, a nice read if not a literary masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thaths | 11/5/2013

    " Though I'm partial to the Jeeves and Wooster and the Blandings Castle books, I occasionally venture out into the other realms of the Master's ouvre. And my venture into Big Money was fruitful. What a wonderful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 10/31/2013

    " Amusing as ever. The 'Biscuit' is a wonderful portrayal of a shambling upper class gent - the persona Boris Johnson would like to be perceived as - with no money and even less prospects of marrying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esonja | 10/14/2013

    " Completely charming, this is modern chic-lit in its earliest beginnings (80 yrs ago), and written by a man. I attempted another Wodehouse on audio, and that didn't take at all; I definitely prefer the printed word for his writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen Dawson | 10/2/2013

    " This seemed to plod rather, compared to other Wodehousian stories: rather tame, I thought. Usually any new Wodehouse will charm me, even if all or most of the themes have been encountered in others of his books, but this one didn't quite gel with me. Good enough, but not outstanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shriya | 9/23/2013

    " Extremely Witty! Wodehouse is truly the master of comedy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richa | 7/27/2013

    " Hilarious, as always. You can't NOT enjoy a book whose lead character is called 'the Biscuit'. The wonderful world of Wodehouse never fails to bring cheer... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/21/2013

    " Big Money is a stand alone novel and not part of a series. As the title suggests, the story is about money and a couple of fellows who are old school chums. There are also girls, romance, engagements, copper mines. Oh, and a gun. A good plot to follow with a sprinkling of humour that is Wodehouse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harith | 5/17/2013

    " More like a telugu movie. Action packed comedy. entertaining through out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/24/2013

    " Much the same themes as many others but different set of characters. Mildly amusing here and there but a bit "ordinary" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karky | 1/13/2013

    " I adore Plum and the silly little antics he plays with the English language. And his plots are such that I know everything will end up working itself out for the best, but with just enough complications that I still find much pleasure in following the progression. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 12/15/2012

    " There are some choice passages, but for me, this wasn't an outstanding Wodehouse. The plot doesn't really come together until the end, and the characters are more type-like and less individual than in his best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Graff | 11/25/2012

    " Not Wodehouse's best, but certainly has moments. I felt that the characters were less interesting then in many other Wodehouse novels, the the plot seemed a bit meandering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg M | 7/3/2012

    " A fun book. No literary masterpiece but it's a good, fun story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Saliba | 5/2/2012

    " An entertaining read that was good for a few laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Adair | 1/4/2012

    " Fantastic. Wodehouse tells the story like only he can - so many twists and turns. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 6/27/2011

    " Wodehouse never gets less than four stars. "

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