A book the haunts the soul in its portrayal of society and human nature. Steinbeck boils down familial love to its very essence. He communicates an unparalleled critique of the selfish society preying upon selfless family, with sharp stabs at the unequal system created by capitalist America. My once unshakeable faith in capitalism has undeniably been shaken to its core by this wonderful novel. A must-read.
It's a great classic, little inflated on some aspects. But it is a must book, lots of development to warn the listeners that don't like useless details, it is a Steinbeck book though.
Good job. He does the best John Carradine impression I've ever heard.
Yep. But I can't set that long.
We should all get together and shoot the harmonica player. Would improve the book something proud. Just kill him and enjoy the book all the more.
Some friends and I were discussing politics trading book recommendations. one of my friends I don't remember who recommended this book.
This book is good enough to earn a second listen. Even though it is over 21 hours in length, I was heartbroken when it ended, because I wanted it to go on and on.
The family comes to life. Deep insights into human nature and realistic details make for a powerful, moving tale.
Don't miss this one, especially if you've lived in or driven through California's southern San Joaquin Valley.
Easily one of the most powerful books ever written. A timely reminder of, in part, what this nation was built on, what we've lost in our own identity, and how we're reliving challenges of past generations.