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  • Cannery Row

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Jerry Farden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

Published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Henri, Mack and his boys, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and most poignant works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five stars with a Caveat

  • By Bette on 04-23-12

CANNERY ROW, BY JOHN STEINBECK

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

CANNERY ROW, IS A CLASSIC AMERICAN STORY. IT IS AN EXAMINTATION, OF THE SMALL CITY OF MONTERAY, AND THE SECTION OF IT, THAT PROCESSED FISH FROM OFF OF THE COAST. A GROUP OF NE'ER DO WELLS, ATTEMPT TO THROW A PARTY FOR DOC, THE NATURALIST, AND GO COMEDICALLY ASTRAY. THE DESCRIPTIVE PROSE, ABOUT AMERICA BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS, AND THE LOVE OF THE COASTAL EDDIES AND TIDE POOLS, THAT BOTH CAPTURES THE FAUNA AROUND MONTERRAY, AND THE CHARACTERS THAT LIVED THERE.

I LOVED THIS.

  • Essential Welty

  • By: Eudora Welty
  • Narrated by: Eudora Welty
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In 1956, Caedmon had the great fortune to record Eudora Welty reading some of her finest stories. In her sweetly vibrant Mississippi drawl, Ms. Welty deftly draws the listener in to the uproariously multilayered "Why I Live at the P.O.", the spontaneous "Powerhouse", and the insightful voice of women's truths in "Petrified Man". Ms. Welty's reading brings immediacy and resonance to these wonderful tales.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Stories

  • By Judy on 08-02-06

THIS BOOK BY EUDORA WELTY IS A GEM : I RECOMMEND

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

OH, THIS BOOK IS A GEM. FOR ANYBODY THAT TRUELY LOVES GREAT STORY TELLING, AND GREAT SOUTHERN STORY TELLERS, AND SOUITHERN WRITERS, GENERALLY...…….ITS A MASTERPIECE. LIKE MS. WELTY, HERSELF.