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East of Eden Audiobook

East of Eden [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

©1952 John Steinbeck; Renewed 1980 Elaine Steinbeck, Thom Steinbeck, and John Steinbeck IV (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    "A staggering work and a patient performance"

    John Steinbeck's story of two families come alive as never before. The performer makes the sons, first Adam and Charles, and then Aron and Caleb distinct personalities--with their own special inflections and personalities. highly recommend.

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    jake fears 10-27-16
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    "Only book I have written a review for."

    This is my favorite book of all time. I always learn something new about life from it.

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    Whitney 10-26-16
    Whitney 10-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A little of everything"

    LOVED this book. There are so many philosophical insights and quotes that pertain to any stage or path of life. The characters are well developed, the story (while it may feel like it goes on for a long time) is one that sticks with you. Beautifully written. Definitely a favorite.

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    J. Magura Charlottesville, VA 10-24-16
    J. Magura Charlottesville, VA 10-24-16
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    "High expectations"

    First and foremost, I enjoyed this audio book. I think I would have enjoyed the story much more if I didn't have such high expectations. A lot of folks over the years have recommended this book to me and it is regarded as such a classic, I came in expecting too much I think. Still, I am glad I listened to it, and I do recommend it.

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    "loved it."

    I was so addicted to this audio book. I just wish it did not end so ubruptly.

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    Bridget 10-16-16
    Bridget 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "i actually really liked it"

    In the beginning this book kinda makes you wanna die bc of how detail oriented it is. But in the end i'm glad i read this because it teaches a lot of lessons in life and it's just a good book over all. I would read this again.

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    Daniel 10-08-16
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    What made the experience of listening to East of Eden the most enjoyable?

    This book secures John Steinbecks' place in the pantheon of great story tellers. His descriptive powers and the voices he creates are second to none. An immensely enjoyable experience.


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    djohns 09-23-16
    djohns 09-23-16

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    "A real classic"

    I've read this book and is was very good. But to have it read to you the way it is read is truly outstanding. To describe my feelings after having listened to this audio book can be done in one word. "WOW".

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    Mitchell Zimmerman Palo Alto, CA 09-15-16
    Mitchell Zimmerman Palo Alto, CA 09-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A brilliant, clear, moving reading of a great novel. "

    Perhaps Steinbeck's best novel -- moving, engaging, witty, insightful. And the performance is magnificent. Astonishing to think that all of these voices, so brilliantly expressive of the character of the individuals portrayed, came from one reader. Bravo! I am sad that it is over.

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    Will 09-12-16
    Will 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "incredible book"

    I love this book, read it in high school for a class and just revisited it for the first time since then with this audiobook. I loved it just as much as I did then, and the performance by Richard Poe did Steinbeck's writing justice. I recommend this book to anyone who can handle a 700pg book.

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