Yes, a classic book, well presented.
Lee, the Chinese servant. He is presented with depth of character.
No, East of Eden was the first "good" book I read in high school. I have re-read it three times. I just love some of the passages and analogies.
Relations between people
The powerful characters.
Not sure, good narrator though.
A revealing of the human heart.
Colorful characters that show how relationships in families either flourish or falter. It shows the trajic consequences of the behavior of one man, and how that behavior transcends to the next generation. A lot of symbolism in this book also, demonstrating the sin nature in all of us.
I can't say much else, other than as in all Steinbeck's books, they reveal the human condition, and are equally good as a history lesson too. I liked it very much.
Run Moe Run
I loved the charactors. This book was so interesting and I loved the ending.
Richard Poe's voice drew me in even further
I found it to be a wonderful life story.
Get this one it's a great book!
Yes. There is so much insightful material beyond the actual plot. I would like to listen more closely to those passages.
the realization that the object of your love is everything you made of her but not what she is
Kate, living ice. Goat eyes is sodescriptive. Steinbecdk writes so clearly you can see and feel the places and people.No wonder he is one of our great writers.
the insights are so real and characters so alive that this is a book that requires further study.
This is one of the best books I have listened to or read in a long time. I think it is the best Steinbeck has written. A must read.
Steinbeck's writing is so beautiful, and listening to it enhanced the experience.
The ending was absolutely overwhelming. I was stunned by its eloquence.
He brings expression, dialect, and mood to the experience
The first two thirds were terrifying. One of the main characters is a horrifying character, and I almost couldn't read it because I was so afraid of what she would do next. However, once she meets her demise, I relaxed into the rest of the book, and cried for a long time when it was over.
An unforgettable book--beautifully written, a slice of life that has never been described in such a way before, terrifying and deeply moving.
California's colorful history.
Lee was my favorite character. Lee is the Chinese cook and house help, but more than that--he is profoundly aware of the people in his life and the culture he is a part of. His is a deep character and, along with neighbor Sam Hamilton, Lee offers the listener an objective view of the characters Steinbeck creates, warts and all.
This is my only Poe listen. I found his pacing, voice, and the recording in general to add to the overall story.
facing your inner demons
The language of the story. Many stories are interesting but few authors have such a great command of language. It adds an exquisite dimension and was a delight to my ears.
I also enjoyed the Jewish - Chinese midrash! again..it is the language as a actor in the story!
I am a listener by nature. Poe read the book so well; he honored each character with a unique voice. Hearing the great language from such a gifted teller added to my pleasure. I could indulge myself because my brain only had to process the sound - not the sight that then creates the sound.