Just plain Outstanding
George, I liked the way his character was described and portrayed.
Lennie, I liked his voice
I was very sad at the end, felt a tear coming.
Absolutely! Lenny and George are embodied with Gary Sinese's voice and it's a home run!
The tangled kindness and tolerance of Lenny by George...and the brilliant foreshadowing of their sad fate.
His image matches George in my head and he flat out nails Lenny and the other characters as well!
Steinbeck's beloved tale
I most definitely would recommend the book to a friend.
When Lenny and George discuss having their own place and not having to live at the whim of anybody else.
I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book as read by Gary Sinise. He made the book come alive. I watched the movie starring Gary Sinise and it was a great movie. It made me want to read (listen) to the book. I never read in K-12.
It made me cry.
Narration for this story is A+ all the way, the characters came to life and it made the listening that much more enjoyable.
I have always loved this story but have not read it in over twenty years. With all the talk of Hemingway, for me, Steinbeck has always been at the top of his era.
All characters and that was one of Steinbeck's strengths; to create interesting, compelling characters.
I didn't think I'd like Sinise's narration, but he did a more than adequate job.
Yes it was and it is short at no more than four hours.
Gary Sinise delivers an exceptional narration,,, really stellar.
As for the story, well,,, I know it's a classic and Steinbeck is a great writer, but I'll be darned if I can figure out what he is trying to say in this book. Men wanting basic things (food, shelter, freedom from threat) while dealing with small minded people and just plain meanness. Okay? Is that it? Why didn't I enjoy this story? but I enjoyed the narration.
A classic of American literature that I was supposed to read in 9th grade, I found this to be one of the best stories I've listened to in a long time. Had more meaning now than it would have had at age 14 anyway.
Initially I didn't think I would like it specifically because of Gary Sinise, but he did an incredible job and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to others.
No extreme reactions, but it certainly touched places in me that haven't had light on them in awhile
I found the language in this book highly offensive. The blatant use of the Lord's name in vain caused me to wince many times. I didn't care for the lack of morality of the main characters. The performance by Gary Sinise was excellent and really helped my daughter get through this book for her English class.
Gary did a great Lenny.
If you are sensitive to harsh language, don't listen to this.