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100 Years Later, Main Street Still Hits a Nerve! Published in 1920, bookstores strug gled to keep up with demand for months after Main Street's initial release. Sinclair Lewis had written a book that laid bare America and its "Main Streets" everywhere. The religious bigotry, racism, puritani cal righteousness, and duplicitous business practices depicted dis mayed his central character, Carol Kennicott, and opened the eyes of a country. Lewis created complicated characters and satire grounded in a keen observation of human nature. Dr. Parry writes: Lewis "had a great ear for how people spoke. In Main Street, it's easy to hear the community of Gopher Prairie because of the great range of the characters' voices." Capturing the voices in this satirical masterpiece, Kitty Hendrix's mas terful performance will delight Lewis fans and those new to this import ant American author. With contributions from biographer Richard Lingeman and Dr. Sally Parry, Executive Director the Sinclair Lewis Society, we hope you will enjoy Main Street. Enter "MAINSTREET" in the coupon box at check out to get 50% off on our site, or download from For more information visit: 2 n AudioFile/ © 2019 by AudioFile ® Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. ISSN 1063-0244. AudioFile is an information source for audiobook reviews and resources. Subscription Information Digital subscriptions ($14.95/year) Print and Digital subscriptions ($19.95/year) Professional AudioFile PLUS ($60/year) For more details and special offers, contact us. Customer Service 800-506-1212 AudioFile's Mission AudioFile reviews unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary and dramatizations in the spoken- word format. Our focus is the audio presentation, not critique of the written material. AudioFile reviewers are listeners in the information, education, and performance fields. All reviews are signed. AudioFile awards Earphones to truly exceptional presentations that excel in all the following criteria: • Narrative voice and style • Vocal characterizations • Appropriateness for the audio format • Enhancement of the text AudioFile ® 37 Silver St., Portland, ME 04101 207-774-7563 / FAX 207-775-3744 Email Subscribers! Full Web site access is part of your AudioFile sub scription. Discover the World of Audiobooks Editor/Founder Publisher Managing Editor Review Editor Production Manager Assistant Editor Editorial Assistant Editorial Assistant Podcast Producer Digital Assistant Robin F. Whitten Michele L. Cobb Jennifer M. Dowell Elizabeth K. Dodge Jennifer Steele Emily Connelly Joanne Simoneau Alisha Langerman Jessica Lockhart Sharon Allen Vol. 28, No. 4 Contributing Editors: Caitlin Augusta, Francisca Goldsmith, Sharon Grover, S.J. Henschel, Candace Levy, Josephine Reed, Aurelia C. Scott, Thomas Walken Contributors: Sonja Cole, Randy O'Brien

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