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The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

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In an astonishing feat of empathy and narrative invention, our most ambitious novelist imagines an alternate version of American history.



  • I was really hoping to enjoy and connect with this book, considering the current state of the country. However, I found it to be quite disappointing. The first three quarters of the story seemed to be building up to something, even though some elements felt out of place. Unfortunately, the last quarter was incredibly bad, lacking direction and leaving me unsatisfied. I'm giving it a rating of 2 stars mainly because of the writer's skill in describing scenes, but the storyline itself deserves only 1 star. The narration was also strange. While the reader did a decent job overall, there were noticeable breaks or retakes happening every 5 minutes or so. Typically, in most audiobooks, I only encounter a couple of noticeable breaks at most, but in this case, it was a constant occurrence. Interestingly, it actually turned out to be a positive thing since the reader's excessive emphasis on "S" sounds at the beginning was unbearable. However, after the first noticeable break, it improved (although it did resurface a few times throughout the book). In my opinion, this book is not worth your time.
  • I was ready to disregard the book's strong political biases (and the author's hypocrisy) because I was curious about exploring an alternate reality. However, once the conversation turned crude, filled with offensive language and explicit content, I had to stop reading without completing it. The author certainly has a creative mind, but not everything needs to be included in a written work.
  • This book offers a thought-provoking and unsettling perspective on the influence of populism, corrupt foreign governments, and public fear in shaping American politics. It shares similarities with Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here, painting a somewhat believable narrative through the perspective of a young Jewish boy named Philip. Ron Silver's narration is convincing and engaging. However, the ending felt a bit disconnected, leading to my three-star rating. Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and appreciate the insights it provides.
  • I might be used to the fast-paced storytelling of TV shows and movies, which made it difficult for me to stay engaged with this audiobook. However, I still found the underlying plot intriguing, and I appreciated the historical element, which motivated me to look up the actual facts and learn something new. The narration was superb, but I personally felt that the abundance of detail made the story drag on for me. Thankfully, I opted for the audiobook version because I don't think I would have been able to finish the book if I had read it.
  • In 'The Plot Against America,' the author brilliantly portrays the members of the Greatest Generation as naive individuals. We witness a pacifist President, who is more interested in his image as a famous figure, advocating for America First while Hitler and Tojo wreak havoc across the world. Despite the chaos, New Jersey remains steadfast and refuses to compromise its values.
  • The plot of the book wanders aimlessly, without a clear direction. Instead of providing a satisfying conclusion, the story abruptly comes to a halt. The characters' responses to various situations are illogical, unpredictable, and even in the realm of fantasy, they seem unconvincing. If you're looking for a more engaging read on a similar topic, I recommend checking out "It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis, as it offers a superior exploration of the subject matter.
  • I was initially intrigued by the concept, but by the time I reached the third chapter, I had completely lost interest. It felt tedious, like waiting for grass to grow, and I found myself unable to connect with or care about any of the characters.
  • Listening to 'The Plot Against America' feels like eavesdropping on someone sharing their personal journal entries. The narrative lacks significant progression, which left me somewhat disengaged. Despite my reservations, I continued listening due to the overwhelming positive feedback it had received. However, I came to the realization that this book simply didn't resonate with me. Although the initial concept seemed promising, it ultimately failed to deliver. Spare yourself the disappointment and invest your time elsewhere.