I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!
Gary Sinise - we all know the story, but his performance of it was flawless and not to be missed!
Lenny's character is always so heartbreaking. He means well, but just can't help himself.
No, but I would seek him out as a performer - he's awesome!
a Steinbeck CLASSIC!
40 years in radio. Free speech... don't ever let anyone take it away from us. The Theatre of the mind is beautiful.
I got caught up in the friendship of two completely different personalities.
The ending! Could I kill someone I loved under the same circumstances.
Only one so far but with this performance, I wouldn't be afraid to listen to more.
Yes...but it took two trips and sync in my Ford F150 pickup to listen over my sound system. When I travel, my wife and I listen to Audio books. Trip goes by too fast because we want to finish the story.
When I listen to an Audio book, I want to get the movie to see how they told the story in visual format. Love the Classics!
I read this book in High School over 40 years ago. Loved it then and Gary Sinise's reading is impeccablly delivered. This is the stuff that classics are made of. Great to pass along to generations to come. Many now-a-days know nothing of the great depression of the 30's. My dad told me of walking across a mountain to stand in line for the chance to work in a coal mine for 10 cents a day! Times were hard and it is a piece of American history that should not be forgotten. I suggest this be followed by listening to The Grapes of Wrath. Equally important to our current situation in economics. Hopefully not repeated.
The talks between the two men about buying some land
He has a very nice voice
I was riveted the whole three hours and was glad I had allot of driving to do today. The book and the narrator were unbelievable!
avid reader, on my way to avid listener. also an employee at Audible.
This book’s reputation as a classic (sadly, one that is force-fed to teenagers and whose value thus diminishes) certainly precedes it. And though it is a deeply profound and complex story, one certainly deserving of that word, “classic”, when approached from the simplest perspective, it is still just a very good story. Steinback’s language is never pretentious or lofty. He uses the vernacular of the characters about whom he writes, and he surrounds this vernacular with a strong but subtle narrative voice.
The narrator of the audiobook is one of the best I’ve listened to. His command of the varying tones of the characters’ voices is evocative of Steinbeck’s narrative style. The melancholic subtleties of his voice in the story’s tearjerking conclusion absolutely destroyed my afternoon (in the best of ways).
Gary Sinise brought each character distinction. I could picture each and every one just because of Sinise's inflections. I'd seen him perform George with great success, and he brought that skill to the entire cast.
The story is as fresh and relevant today as it ever was. Each character is struggling to overcome loss, disenfranchisement, and isolation. They almost grab the golden ring, and their failure to do so, is heartbreakingly real.
He never hit a wrong note. I will listen to this narration many times.
I felt each color of the rainbow listening to this performance. As many times as I've read or seen Of Mice and Men, I still felt surprise at each turn. I think because Sinise is such a skillful performer, I was swept up into Steinbeck's world, quite forgetting that I knew this story well. It felt like discovering these characters for the very first time.
Please let me know when Sinise narrates another book.
One of the best - Gary Sinise narrates it so well!
Loyalty, the meaning of friendship through thick and thin
Yes, if I would have had time!
I consider the audio version very different from print. The reading was closer to a play. The action of the story and the description of the characters are so vivid in the reading, everything just unfolds in my imagination.
sad and powerful.
I remembered part of this book from high school, but forgot the ending. Enjoyed listening to the story and glad it was a short one.