The Overton Window

Version: Unabridged
Author: Glenn Beck
Narrator: James Daniels
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: June 2010
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped?

There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

For Noah Gardner, a twentysomething public relations executive, it’s safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome, and insulated from the world’s problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country.

But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future—but Noah, convinced they’re just misguided conspiracy-theorists, isn’t interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause.

And then the world changes.

An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don’t know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact—or, more important, which side to fight for.

But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted.

After five back-to-back #1 New York Times bestsellers, national radio and Fox News television host Glenn Beck has delivered a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that seamlessly weaves together American history, frightening facts about our present condition, and a heart-stopping plot. The Overton Window will educate, enlighten, and, most important, entertain—with twists and revelations
no one will see coming.

Reviews (8)

Written by stephen brownfield on April 21st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Awesome book, inn today's political condition this book will make you think.

Must read

Written by Anonymous on October 6th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The is a great work of fiction with a lot of facts. Great book to read to get an idea of what's happening to our country!

surprisingly interesting

Written by Anonymous on September 3rd, 2013

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I admit I wasn't too eager to listen to something by this author, but he is an excellent storyteller and his observations on American life and the way it is declining are woven into a very entertaining tale. A good diversion.

The Overton Window

Written by mjw on February 6th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A good first effort for this author. It's an interesting book that, if you have an open mind, you'll find engaging.


Written by Anonymous on May 19th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I'm a fan of Beck's show, but this book was hideous. I don't know if it's because he's writing to the lowest-common-denominator in the thriller audience or if it's just because he sucks at fiction, but hooo boy. Get something by William Gibson.

Makes you think

Written by Gregredi from Sugar Land, TX on January 12th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not the best narrative and somewhat slow and preachy in parts, but the overall them and learning about the "Overton Window" makes you think. And that's a good thing.

I expected better

Written by JN1776 from Warren, MI on July 26th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I am huge fan of Becks T.V. show, but he should stick to his day job and away from fiction novels. I thought that the characters were very plain. Noah Gardner, the main character was a complete bore. The real facts that are thrown in read like a text book. Anyone who's read Killer Angels would probably agree with me about this. The plot develops quickly, but then fails to have a thrilling climax.

Very Good

Written by jreed on June 22nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a good book. It isn't very long, to be honest, but it is very interesting and definitely suspenseful. I enjoyed it and look forward to others as it will obviously be a series. Very good!

Author Details

Author Details

Beck, Glenn

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio and Fox News television show host, is the author of five previous #1 "New York Times" bestsellers: "Arguing With Idiots, " "An Inconvenient Book, Glenn Beck's Common Sense", " ""The Christmas Sweater, "and his children's version of "The Christmas Sweater". "America's March to Socialism" is available now from Simon & Schuster Audio or downloadable from Simon & Schuster Online. He is also the author of "The Real America" and publisher of "Fusion" magazine. Visit