Book Rating (54)
Narrator Rating (10)

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Unabridged Audio Book

Download On
Stream On

Download or Stream instantly more than 55,000 audiobooks.
Listen to "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" on your iOS and Android device.

Don't have an iOS or Android device, then listen in your browse on any PC or Mac computer.






Timothy Snyder

1 Hours 47 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

February 2017

Audio Book Summary

#1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.

'Mr. Snyder is a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present.' —The New York Times

Similar Audio Books


  • Lisa P

    Listen to this book ... more than once.

    Book Rating

  • Philip H.

    The story is scary because the author provides an historical backdrop of tyranny which looks so familiar with what is happening today. Snyder differentiates patriots and nationalists and describes techniques used by authoritarians t gani control over democratic societies. This book is as relevant today in 2020 before the election as it was when written in 2016. I definitely recommend this audio book. It's only 1 hr 47 min and best way to buy is directly from Audiobooks for $5. Narrator is excellent.

    Book Rating

  • Teresa M.

    A must read for this time. I recommend everyone read this before November. A perfect read for this policial climate.

    Book Rating

  • Courtney M

    Concise and eye opening. A perfect audio book for your commute to and from work. I found it difficult to put this book on pause on multiple occasions.

    Book Rating

  • Jennifer Thomas

    This book is fantastic! I learned so much from this book that I decided to read and listen to it again.

    Book Rating