The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers.
At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are driven off their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. From their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of this new America, Steinbeck creates a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, tragic but ultimately stirring in its insistence on human dignity.
©1939 John Steinbeck (P)2011 Penguin
I didn't find this as compelling a read as other Steinbeck novels but it was very interesting from a historical perspective. The performance was outstanding.
This was a wonderful narration for this story. The narrator is a bit slow, but it really gives the story justice! He gives every character a different voice, and his voice for Granma is absolutely hilarious! Excellent!!
The narrator did a great job, the story is obviously a classic, but for some reason they play a harmonica at random parts of the story that is twice as loud as the voice. It is extremely off-putting and I will not buy another book from this publisher because of it.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.