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East of Eden Audiobook

East of Eden [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

©1952 John Steinbeck; Renewed 1980 Elaine Steinbeck, Thom Steinbeck, and John Steinbeck IV (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    Sly Smith 06-06-16
    Sly Smith 06-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An amazing performance that deepened my experience of the book"

    I've listened to quite a few audiobooks - some read by the author, some not. Never before have I listened to an audiobook that had such a high level of professional performance and consistency. The narrator truly adopted each character's personality and consistently spoke through that personality - even in the slightest of words. I have much more respect for narrators having listened to this book.

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    Debra 06-03-16
    Debra 06-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My first classic"

    I saw a TV movie years ago and wanted to refresh myself on the story. I'm so glad I did. Richard Poe did a great job reading this book. His voice is pleasing to listen to.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story. Even though it was a story from pre-WW1, the heart of the story can be very contemporary.

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    Eric B Round Rock, TX United States 05-17-16
    Eric B Round Rock, TX United States 05-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    I could listen to this story again. It was good to follow a family through several generations from the civil war through world war 1.

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    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL USA 05-03-16
    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL USA 05-03-16 Member Since 2014

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    "A Great Classic to be Savored"

    This is one of the great novels of the 20th century, one thst is overlooked in favor of Steinbeck's more popular book, The Grapes of Wrath. The narrator takes his time with this magnificent multi-generational story and gives it the seriousness that it deserves. Marvelous production.

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    Molly 05-02-16
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    "this guy knows how to write"

    this is a somewhat slow story but kept me interested until the end. it is written in a way that made me appreciate the goodness in people even if they had flaws.

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    Victor 05-01-16
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    "Must Read."

    A story about everyone that has ever existed. Everything a book needs to be. A true undying classic

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    Zu-Zu 04-29-16
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    "The best of the best"

    Dazzling performance.

    Epic characters.

    Am moved to stand up and applaud.

    A triumph of the human spirit.

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    Sierra Larson 04-20-16
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    "Narrator is terrible"

    The narrator audibly swallows and inhales and pants. It is really distracting. The story is hard to get in to because the narration is so awful.

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    Patrick 04-19-16
    Patrick 04-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A masterpiece"

    This is a book about life that I was able to relate to in a way I did not think was possible.

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    Anthony Hubbard 04-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great American Classic!"

    Loved it! Great characters, great story, definite classic! Not my normal type of literature, but I will be reading more Steinbeck for sure!

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