it was a slow start to get me in but the story progressed and enthralled my interest. a look at life with its good and bads and characters with depth and realism. fighting the struggles of ones self and how we see our self. overall a good story wit much to ponder and think about.
John Steinbeck's story of two families come alive as never before. The performer makes the sons, first Adam and Charles, and then Aron and Caleb distinct personalities--with their own special inflections and personalities. highly recommend.
LOVED this book. There are so many philosophical insights and quotes that pertain to any stage or path of life. The characters are well developed, the story (while it may feel like it goes on for a long time) is one that sticks with you. Beautifully written. Definitely a favorite.
First and foremost, I enjoyed this audio book. I think I would have enjoyed the story much more if I didn't have such high expectations. A lot of folks over the years have recommended this book to me and it is regarded as such a classic, I came in expecting too much I think. Still, I am glad I listened to it, and I do recommend it.
In the beginning this book kinda makes you wanna die bc of how detail oriented it is. But in the end i'm glad i read this because it teaches a lot of lessons in life and it's just a good book over all. I would read this again.
This book secures John Steinbecks' place in the pantheon of great story tellers. His descriptive powers and the voices he creates are second to none. An immensely enjoyable experience.
I've read this book and is was very good. But to have it read to you the way it is read is truly outstanding. To describe my feelings after having listened to this audio book can be done in one word. "WOW".
Perhaps Steinbeck's best novel -- moving, engaging, witty, insightful. And the performance is magnificent. Astonishing to think that all of these voices, so brilliantly expressive of the character of the individuals portrayed, came from one reader. Bravo! I am sad that it is over.