Steinbeck's gift to travelers.
When Charley got well.
Steinbeck. A friend who knew John Steinbeck say that Gary Sinise sounds just like him with the same inflections. Sinise did a superb job on this narration, perhaps one of the best audio books I've listened too from a narration standpoint.
The story is read unabridged and runs 20 plus hours. It need to be savored over several days driving time (preferably while on a road trip.
This was John Steinbeck's last work (some two years after his Nobel Prize) and I suspect he knew he was dying. This is not classic Steinbeck, but rather an insight into the man himself. We should all have a companion as tolerant as Charley (his poodle).
A trip worth taking, we have come a long way in finding our Jerusalem (America) a journey that still continues. An excellent insight into the American experience.
A great story by an amazing author. I strive to right like him. Enjoy the ride.
I didn't want this amazing story to end. John took me on a journey I'll never forget, full of sights sounds, smells, thoughts, feelings and marvelous characters. I am very sad it is already over. Looks like I'll have to read it again.
Few wrters are as gifted as John Steinbeck in describing people, places, and attitudes of Americans. This wonderfully insightful narrative is as brilliant as any other Steinbeck work, filled with humor, opinion, and insight into one of America's literary giants.
His interactions of Americans in 1960 were surprisingly diverse. This was a fun story told by an amazing writer.
I really enjoyed his interaction with Charley and how he is personified.
Gary Sinise delivers wonderfully
I laughed while listening in the airport and drew several stares.
Say something about yourself!
I love John Steinbeck's writing. He is so very easy to listen to....like having a conversation with an old friend.