The Company You Keep

A thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist that's now a major motion picture.

By Neil Gordon Read by Full Cast , Donald Corren , Hillary Huber , Kirby Heyborne , Ann Marie Lee , Arthur Morey , Cris Dukehart and Jeannie Stith Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged 15h 51m Sell Sheet Also available on
The Company You Keep (Unabridged) - Neil Gordon
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2 MP3 CDs April 17, 2012 $29.99 $19.99 9781611205763 Add to Cart
13 Audio CDs April 17, 2012 $59.99 $47.99 9781611205725 Add to Cart
Description
							Set against the rise and fall of the radical antiwar group the Weather Underground, The Company You Keep is a sweeping American saga about sacrifice, the ecstatic righteousness of youth, and the tension between political ideals and family loyalties. When Jason Sinai, one of the last Vietnam-era fugitives still wanted on murder charges for a robbery gone wrong in 1974, encounters a young newspaper reporter in search of a story, he must abandon years of safe underground life for the dangerous life of the road - traveling across America and deep into his past. It is a vivid re-creation of lives lived underground - of battle-scarred veterans, ideologues, profiteers, criminals, and bystanders.
Reviews

"The talented cast, including Donald Corren, Arthur Morey, and Kirby Heyborne, does an admirable job keeping the book on track..." - AudioFile Magazine

"The many experienced and accomplished narrators, Donald Corren, Kirby Heyborne, Hillary Huber, Jeannie Stith, Ann Marie Lee, Cris Dukehart, and Arthur Morey are all great readers with different voices and different ages that add to the texture of the story. The voices of each character changes as the story progresses, reflecting the characters' emotions in the different time periods. An entertaining listen." - Sound Commentary

"...Boyer wonderfully captured the spirit of the city in his interpretations of the salty, colorful characters that filled the pages of this story..." - The Guilded Earlobe

"Gordon skillfully combines a tense fugitive procedural, full of intriguing lore about false identities and techniques for losing a tail, with nuanced exploration of boomer nostalgia and regret." - Publishers Weekly

"Compelling and intricately plotted...Well-rendered and engaging political drama." - Kirkus Reviews

"Rousing, cerebral...Gordon's plot is a doozy - a trio of doozies, in fact - yet utterly credible. He projects wrenching political and personal drama onto a slightly futuristic version of where we stand now as a people. In so doing he shows how we got here...What makes this novel compelling is not only the ideological spectrum it covers but its emotional chiaroscuro...It bids well to enter the company of our best fiction about the Vietnam era." - The New York Times Book Review

"Gripping." - Chicago Tribune

"Neil Gordan's The COmpany You Keep is an astonishing tour de force, at once an intellectual, emotional and political thriller...[A]n American novel in which plot, characters and ideas are in perfect balance. By bringing the past alive, Gordon enables us to see more clearly where America stands now." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Gordon skillfully interweaves the voices of his fictional narrators with many of the most important totems of the era: Vietnam, the shooting of Kent State students by Ohio National Guard members, and the bombing of a townhouse in Greenwich Village...His characters are so skilfully drwan that they remain likable and interesting, and their missives to Isabel are sincerely felt and compelling reads until the very last page." - The Boston Globe

"[A] hybrid of political novel, love story, cat-and-mouse thriller, and French bedroom farce...entertaining...The Company You Keep becomes an addictive page-turner of a book." - Seattle Times