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The Grapes of Wrath Audiobook

The Grapes of Wrath

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Mark 02-24-16
    Mark 02-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "classic"

    I am a history major and I found this book to be incredibly informative regarding the Dust Bowl and even to a hint, the Great Depression that fell over most of the east where they lost their income that they put into the bank. this book gives a very detailed and accurate depiction of what life would have been like for a Midwest farmer facing the Dust Bowl and the family also that had to move west out of no other options.

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    Jessica SANTA CRUZ, CA, United States 02-17-16
    Jessica SANTA CRUZ, CA, United States 02-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    I loved the book. I love the author. I loved the reader. I did not like the harmonica. Why? What is the reason for the harmonica?
    Thank you. ~jessica

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    Chad Roseville, CA, United States 02-10-16
    Chad Roseville, CA, United States 02-10-16 Listener Since 2006
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    "Wow!"

    Great narration and eye opening story. Hard to believe that this fictional account was reality for so many not long ago in the USA. Makes you grateful for what you have and Sarto realize that much of the world still experiences many of the tragedies in the book!

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    David 02-09-16
    David 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Exceptional story!"

    Dylan does a great job acting out each character during his narrative. John Steinbeck Is an excellent story teller.

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    Janell Montana 01-07-16
    Janell Montana 01-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Such strong will"

    We should be ashamed of how ungrateful and gluttonous we live in this country today! The harmonica is annoying, but truly wonderful writing.

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    MS D C Iacoponi 01-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Stunning"

    This is a brilliant story and the narration is flawless. Ma Joad, Tom Joad and Jim Casey embody the best humankind can be in the worst circumstances. Don't miss it

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    Stephanie 01-04-16
    Stephanie 01-04-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful and heart-wrenching"

    Written by a titan of literature at the height of his powers. Characters whose lives are seared into your mind. If you don't feel for your fellow human and rage at the system after reading this, something essential is missing from your humanity.

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    Eric Welty 12-23-15
    Eric Welty 12-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful reading"

    Dylan Baker did a superb job reading this classic novel. He used different intonations for each character which helped differentiate the speakers and kept my attention effortlessly. An American classic that I hadn't read since high school and underscored how the classics get better as one gains life's experiences. This is the first time I've felt strongly enough to recommend a book. Made me look forward to my hour-long commute as the miles melted by.

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    Kindle Customer 12-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good listening"

    Had to read Grapes for class. Enjoyed the chance to listen to the story. Pleasantly surprised with Dylan Baker's performance. Accents were good, well done!

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    Sherry M Thompson 12-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful classic novel"

    I've always wanted to read this book and I'm so glad I finally did. What a beautifully written story about a historical time in the US. Performance was great too. Not corny at all, despite all the different voice characters.

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