The story is timeless.
That the narrator sounded a little like Henry Fonda so it also made the story immediately familiar.
No. First time I had listened to his work.
I listened to this with my 8 year old. There is some cursing but the story is great. She made the observation that the machine of the bank is very similar to the foreclosure crises that we are coming through. Found that pretty insightful for a child. She loved the characters. I loved hearing the story after reading it years before. Its a long book and worth the time.
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It made me think. Nothing is really different, regardless of time, when one looks at the character of people.
Timeless societal relevance.
A few character voices sounded to similar.
Certainly was moving and captivating for this listener.
A classic that comes to life with audio performance.
It feels ridiculous to say "hey, guess what? grapes of wrath is a really good book", but i found myself saying it repeatedly. Also, the narration is performed and paced so well that it's hard to imagine the book without it. The harmonica music is too loud, but that hardly detracts from one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.
Dylan Baker's reading of "Grapes of Wrath" breathes life and emotion into John Steinbeck's classic work. Rooted in Steinbeck's wonderful prose, Mr. Baker has a unique ability to pull the listener into the novel as though one is an invisible participant in all that happens. Steinbeck would be pleased.
Well, it's a classic, so what's not to like?
John Steinbeck is excellent. In my opinion one of the most incredible authors of the twentieth century. An amazing understanding of the human condition.
Eh. He's good, but part of what I dislike about that book is a personal general dislike for the southern drawl style prevalent in this book and many others from the period. If that doesn't bother you, than Dylan Baker does a fine job.
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Great book, a classic, etc., etc. But, I would very highly recommend "East of Eden", also by Steinbeck. One of the greatest books ever written, and one which I think greatly outdoes "The Grapes of Wrath".
This book speaks not only to the pain of the Dust Bowl, but to what our people are facing today. It reminds us of how the only way for people to survive hard times is to band together. We are always stronger as a group than we are in our "rugged individualism". I recommend this book to anyone who reads headlines today. It will give lessons in kindness, solidarity, humanity and dignity that we really need now to get us through.
I loved learning about the experiences of people from the dust bowl. It's awful and amazing how people treat each other. The story is depressing, but absorbing.
Dylan Baker is a good reader.
The harmonica intros are a bit loud and annoying.
A gut wrenching tale of the incredible challenges that families endured in first being forced to move and then trying to find somewhere to settle and just make a living for their families during the dust bowl years in the US.
A well written and easy to believe story that depicted the real lives of families during the depression and what drove them to success and tragedy in their travels.
Did a great job of characterizing the different characters.
I hadn't read any books about this period and the challenges families endured.
A must read and re-read for anyone.