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.