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Of Mice and Men Audiobook

Of Mice and Men

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Publisher's Summary

Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and beloved novels.

While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck’s work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing Of Mice and Men (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal: a friendship and shared dream that make an individual’s existence meaningful.

Of Mice and Men also represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films.

©1937 John Steinbeck (P)2011 Penguin

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    Jonathan Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 08-31-16
    Jonathan Love CLEARFIELD, UT, United States 08-31-16 Member Since 2016

    My two favorite topics are Baseball and Military History. But my favorite books of all time are Starship Troopers and Ready Player One.

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    "My First Steinbeck... I've Missed So Much!"

    How unfortunate for me that I waited to age 38 to read Steinbeck. I so loved this book and immediately followed it up with his, Cannery Row and still looking forward to, The Grapes of Wrath. However, I did enjoy this one more than, Cannery Row (despite the fact that I lived five streets up from Cannery Row about eight years ago).

    This year I've been running the gamut of Classics; some I've adored and others I'm left wondering why anybody gave a darn (e.g., My favorite has been 20,000 leagues, but hated The Time Machine, Frankenstein was amazing, but I can't finish Moby Dick; Animal Farm was so insightful, but I have no clue what's going on in The Brother's Karamazov).Of Mice and Men is easily third behind two of the aforementioned both in prose and story line.

    Gary Sinese might be my new favorite narrator, but this has been the only book I've listened to with him as narrator where I've listened to several books narrated by Wil Wheaton. I had no problem listening at 3x speed.

    I'm sure I will listen to this book over and over again; maybe I'll add it to my list of annual reads with Heinlein's, Starship Troopers, and Plato's, The Republic and The Allegory of the Cave.

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    NYC Amazon buyer New York, NY 08-02-12
    NYC Amazon buyer New York, NY 08-02-12
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    "Outstanding reading"

    Sinise reads with extraordinary skill, richly conveying Steinbeck's empathy, indignation and grasp of his characters' struggle. I used this in a classroom, and it made the text come to life for the students.

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    Rebecca R. Caledonia, New York United States 06-06-13
    Rebecca R. Caledonia, New York United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    The narration was perfect. The voices added so much to the interpretation of the character's personality. Lenny broke my heart. As a parent of child with Downs, I understand how difficult it is for a person with a learning disorder to comprehend the society we have created. George was so devoted to Lenny, I just wanted to hug him. In fact, all the characters had their positive qualities (except for maybe Curly). A short listen - about 3 hours- but it is a deep, deep story that will leave you with thoughts that your brain will keep picking at for days.

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    RaisinNut PA, USA 10-06-12
    RaisinNut PA, USA 10-06-12 Member Since 2011

    Making the world better one review at a time.

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    "Lenny was an adult with an intellectual disability"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Of Mice and Men to be better than the print version?

    Yes, and much of the credit for that goes to reader Gary Sinise, who gave unique life to each character in the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Of Mice and Men?

    The conclusion is the most memorable part of the book for me. I work with adults with intellectual disabilities, and there is no doubt that Lenny had such a disability. In today's world there are services available to people like Lenny. He could have a home and a team of people dedicated to keeping him safe and teaching him how to live in the community. There were no such services in the world George and Lenny lived in, leading to a dramatic and heart-breaking conclusion.


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    Jonathan 09-27-16
    Jonathan 09-27-16
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    awesome, very sad ending but had me all the way invested unto the book. so I did enjoy the book alog.

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    Russell L. Mercer 09-15-16
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    Learned to love Lenny and have so much respect for George. Awesome presentation by Mr. Sinise.

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    Book Lover 09-05-16
    Book Lover 09-05-16
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    "Gary Sinese narration is awesome."

    I am not sure I would have enjoyed this book as much if it wasn't for Gary Sinese's wonderful narration. He really brought the characters to life. Really worth the time to listen to this classic.

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    Bill R 09-01-16
    Bill R 09-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Sinese narrating Steinbeck can't be beat"

    I think every adult should take the time to revisit classics and Gary Sinese brings life to John Steinbeck's words like no other. Both men have true talent but when combined they are one of a kind.

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    Matteo Milazzo 08-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    book was amazing. story was great. the ending was a huge surprise to me. 10/10

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    Michael Drumheller 08-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A gem"

    From our modern perspective it may seem a little heavy-handed. Still, it is something of a tiny miracle of instant character creation.

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