I love books, but I particularly love audio books. What a luxury to have someone like Campbell Scott read you to sleep.
If you haven't read East of Eden, this audio version is very good. John Steinbeck's brilliance shines through in this epic story. The characters are truly unique. A hooker without a heart of gold is a woman not often described in such chilling way. This is classic American story well worth the time.
Certainly Steinbeck's other works about California and its role as a symbol of so much of the human condition and the American story in particular.
He inhabited each of the characters, bringing to life their stories, without it ever sounding forced or unnatural. That's just it, it was a natural reading, a solid telling of an epic.
East of Eden: An Escape.
I work. I ski. I play. I write. I have a family. I garden. I coach. I volunteer. I sketch. I run. I read.
This is a beautiful and moving story. It is heart wrenching.
I wanted it to end.
I highly recommend it.
Yes, to anyone interested in American-California history, it is a great story about the Salinas Valley.
Sam Hamilton was my favorite charcter, he was so human and loving. Even though he wasn't physically present for a portion of the book, his spirit affected the entirety of the novel.
I enjoyed the typically human comedic moments, and dreaded the results of the sad times, even when I knew it was fiction!
It took me a little while to really get into the book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down.
The synopsis of the book was great, but it was way, way to long for me.
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.