When I began this one, I knew many people viewed it highly. What I didn't know was that it would alter me. I found myself wanting to continue listening, no matter what I was doing, which happens, but not like this. I was engaging in a conversation that was held before me, yet alluded to far beyond me. The epic narrative has changed my perspective on words as a whole. As an English teacher, grandson, friend, son, and father - I am moved. I will carry the idea presented in the quote that "By whipping himself he protected himself against whipping by someone else." I see that clearly.
This is my new favorite book! It has everything. I was surprised page after page. **The first few chapters are tough, get through them and enter into Eden. Sooooo great!
The rich characters will stay with me forever.
It's so authentic. I marvel at how Steinbeck is able to understand and introduce an entirely different era so that I feel like I lived it.
A perfect narration where you forget about the narrator and focus entirely on the story and the characters.
I laughed, cried and contemplated my own life, and my own ancestors, seeing them in a difference, more rich light. This book was invaluable to me.
This my be my favorite book of all time, but depending on my mood perhaps a close second to Grapes of Wrath.
One of the best books I've ever heard, and beautifully and poignantly read on Audible. Thank you for this selection.
This is one of my favorite books, and Richard Poe did an excellent job of narrating this story.
I like the truths emanating from the entire novel. I re-experienced this novel for the second time after 6 years, and was enthralled once more. Plus Timshel. I love how this book showcases the forces of good and evil and illustrates that it's not all one or the other necessarily.
This was the first, great!
I mean, Cathy/Cate...difficult to not have an extreme reaction to her.
A great lesson on being careful who you trust. The power of women when a man is smitten. Reasons why sometimes water is thicker than blood. Nothing in this life is ever just what it appears. The truth will always show it's color eventually.