Written by a titan of literature at the height of his powers. Characters whose lives are seared into your mind. If you don't feel for your fellow human and rage at the system after reading this, something essential is missing from your humanity.
Dylan Baker did a superb job reading this classic novel. He used different intonations for each character which helped differentiate the speakers and kept my attention effortlessly. An American classic that I hadn't read since high school and underscored how the classics get better as one gains life's experiences. This is the first time I've felt strongly enough to recommend a book. Made me look forward to my hour-long commute as the miles melted by.
Had to read Grapes for class. Enjoyed the chance to listen to the story. Pleasantly surprised with Dylan Baker's performance. Accents were good, well done!
I've always wanted to read this book and I'm so glad I finally did. What a beautifully written story about a historical time in the US. Performance was great too. Not corny at all, despite all the different voice characters.
I am a fan of historical fiction, especially the Outlander series, biographies, autobiographies, and documentaries, etc.
Wonderful story of unbelievable hard times. God Bless the migrants. Completely enlightened, but thought the story would had endef differently than it did.
For some reason the genius' that produced this audiobook decided it would be a great idea to play harmonica music between chapters. I have nothing against harmonica music except when it is so loud compared to the narration that it shocks you out of the story. I listened to this audiobook with my earbuds and every time the music started between chapters I would have to scramble to turn down the volume.
We have our own tales of poor and desperate people forced to leave their homes by forces too great for them to resist. People who, without compassionate help, are forced to steal in order to live, and who have gratitude to those who help them and anger toward those who don't. Let us not forget what it is to be human and to treat others as we would want to be treated were we in their situation. Kindness and compassion are the characteristics of the world we all want to live in, and we must remember to demonstrate them, even if those we need to help are imperfect.
Totally depressing book. Absolutely nothing good happened to the Joads. Also, couldn't stand the hillbilly language including referring to everything as "her." But the worst was the loud, annoying harmonica music between chapters. I wanted to listen to this book for a long time because it's supposed to be such a classic, but couldn't wait for it to be over
Not sure if it was my player but there were a few points in the longer chapters where the sound quality was poor or it slipped ahead. I would reset and it usually straightened out. The narrator of the work was phenomenal all the same.