AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

DISSIDENT GARDENS

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Mark Bramhall

Fiction • 16.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Jonathan Lethem is a literary chameleon, working here in something like a Philip Roth mode, unspooling a sometimes raunchy, often biting portrait of a New York counterculture family. Mark Bramhall is dazzling performing this mosaic of indelible oppositional characters. Rose Zimmer, Ashkenazy Communist from Queens and Jewish mother from hell? You’ll never forget her. Nor Rose’s German-Jewish husband, her black cop lover, daughter Miriam’s diatribe to the father who abandoned her, or Rose’s grandson, Sergius, who finds himself fecklessly enamored with (surprise) the Occupy movement. As Lethem moves back and forth in time, from pre-McCarthy proletarian dreams to ‘60s Greenwich Village (Dave Van Ronk makes an appearance) to Zuccotti Park, Bramhall delivers specific, convincing, vivid personalities and keeps Lethem’s intricate machinery running swiftly and irresistibly. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2013]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9780307940896 $50.00 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 9780307940902 $25.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2013

CD ISBN 9780307940919 $50.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780307940926 $95.00

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×