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Of Mice and Men Audiobook
Of Mice and Men
Written by: 
John Steinbeck
Narrated by: 
Gary Sinise
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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    GW 08-25-15
    GW 08-25-15 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!

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    "Very emotional"
    Would you listen to Of Mice and Men again? Why?

    yes. Gary Sinise did an amazing job. He brought this story to life for me. He gave the characters the perfect voices. Also, the story itself is one of those that makes you think. There are details in it that can be seen from so many different points of view. It brings up interesting moral issues and explores the hard choices that people sometimes face.


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

    I don't want to spoil this for anyone considering listening to it, but there is a scene near the end of the book that had me holding my breath. One of the characters, George, is in a hopeless situation and even though you know what is about to happen, you listen hoping that you're wrong.


    What about Gary Sinise’s performance did you like?

    sometimes the voices he used make me forget who was reading the story. He becomes the characters. His performance is flawless.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it was. I had always meant to read this book but never had. Once the audio started, I was hooked.


    Any additional comments?

    Gary Sinise should read more books. He is easy to listen to and he captures the mood of the scenes perfectly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Norris JACKSON, TN, US 08-04-15
    Tammy Norris JACKSON, TN, US 08-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Of Mice and Men"

    The storyline was great, and Gary Sinise did a great job, but for my son the language was bad and there was too much bad language.

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    Kathleen 07-31-15
    Kathleen 07-31-15
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    "Best book I've ever read"

    John Steinbeck is a genius
    Lennie and George are the best fictional character duo I've ever seen

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    Ruth Jericho, VT, United States 07-30-15
    Ruth Jericho, VT, United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Not What I Expected..."
    Would you listen to Of Mice and Men again? Why?

    NEVER!!!


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Steinbeck again?

    I don't think so...


    What does Gary Sinise bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything for me... I have reading difficulties and have never read books. Now with my Kindle audio I can't listen/read books fast enough.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I wanted it to get better and I couldn't wait for that to happen... it never did! Such a terribly sad story... I just sat there and cried my eyes out...


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    Janet Robertson 07-26-15
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    "Steinbeck never disappoints"

    Steinbeck catches the flavor of the working man and the plight of the disenfranchised beautifully. Gary Senise interprets the story in the dialects of the characters in a way that brings the story to life. I will listen to this more than once .

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    Omar 07-24-15
    Omar 07-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Damn."

    it was worth le moneys worth. would read it again and again. a classic book

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    David WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ, United States 07-23-15
    David WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ, United States 07-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow"

    Tremendous reading performance, the voices were perfection, I can't believe what a great story this is and how great John Steinbeck is.

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    federma007 07-17-15
    federma007 07-17-15
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    "Deliberate, Delicate, Thoughtful, and Deep"

    What more can I say other than the performance was excellent, the story was superb, heartfelt, and the descriptions painted a realistic and vivid portrayal of the very special time that existed in so many lives. The irony is that this, in its essence, is not far removed from the present day in many circumstances. I have a newfound respect for Gary as an actor and his abilities. Thank you. Marcus

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    Mom Who Reads A Lot Washington DC 07-12-15
    Mom Who Reads A Lot Washington DC 07-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding Performance!"

    The narrator did a fantastic job. He is so talented- the voices of the characters sound so different, it's almost as if there was more than one person performing.
    The story is sad and depressing. I wish there wasn't so much profanity- it takes away from the story.

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    ZoeyMomma Dallas, GA 06-17-15
    ZoeyMomma Dallas, GA 06-17-15 Member Since 2015

    Dog lover & book addict.

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    "A great classic!"
    What does Gary Sinise bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've loved Gary Sinise as an actor for years and he really brought this book to life for me!


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