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The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) | [John Steinbeck]

The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)

Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together.
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Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. Starring Shirley Knight as Ma Joad, Frank Galati’s heart-wrenching adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man.

A full-cast production featuring: Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Francis Guinan, Charlie Matthes, Rod McLachlan, Bob Pescovitz,Joel Rafael, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston, and Kate Williamson, with live music performed by the Joel Rafael Band.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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    Kenneth Cary, NC, United States 02-25-11
    Kenneth Cary, NC, United States 02-25-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Dramatization killed it for me"

    This was my first listen to a dramatized version of a book and I realized I do not like them. I thought the story was solid but the acting made it hard to follow for me. I missed the language of it. I enjoy the explanations of setting and character. I think I'd like to try the unabridged, undramatized version to see if I like that any better.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Margate, Australia 02-07-13
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    If you could sum up The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be?

    timeless, humane, beautiful.


    What other book might you compare The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) to and why?

    Tim Winton's Cloudstreet. Similar story about human kind.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the ending was beautiful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Danville, CA, United States 01-22-12
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    What did you like best about The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)? What did you like least?

    The cast of characters to play the roles of the principles in the book, the Job family did a very good job with the dialog and it was very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of the family hardships was well described and pretty much followed the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes in the camps were the best.


    Do you think The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really. Besides those times are past and Steinbeck is no longer with us.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this audio version was a little bit too short, and maybe I should have chosen one that was a little more fleshed out with more detail in the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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