Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights....
John Steinbeck's vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads....
The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis....
Here is Steinbeck’s tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependent on one another for both physical and emotional survival....
Set in familiar Steinbeck territory, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man's attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God....
In addition to the complete text of America and Americans, this volume brings together for the first time more than 50 of Steinbeck's finest essays and jouralistic pieces....
Adopting the structure and themes of Arthurian legend, in Tortilla Flat John Steinbeck creates a Camelot on a shabby hillside above Monterey on the California coast....
Today, nearly 40 years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures....
The Log from the Sea of Cortez is the exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts....
"Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat...."
This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families....
The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers....
The beautiful, spirited red pony is everything Jody ever dreamed of....
In his dispatches, Steinbeck focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers....
In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America, from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases....
From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America....
Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and beloved novels....
In this short book illuminated by a deep understanding and love of humanity, John Steinbeck retells an old Mexican folk tale....
This 1936 novel—set in the California apple country—portrays a strike by migrant workers that metamorphoses from principled defiance into blind fanaticism.
Would you listen to In Dubious Battle again? Why?
Yes, great story of the ever present struggle of Little Man and Big Man and how Group Man must be smarter than Small Men are dumb.
What did you like best about this story?
The narrator is fantastic - changes sound to capture all the characters (voices, personalities, etc). Steinbeck is the Yoda of exposing and exploring the nature of men. He brings in thru the back door and into the living room without telling you which house you are in
Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Didn't want to "put it down", but it is pretty heady stuff, so you might need a break in the middle.
Any additional comments?
This is better than reading it and better than a movie
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I'd call this a political thriller. Was amazed at how relevant it still is. Steinbeck's command of story and character is excellent, as is the narrator's performance. Highly recommended, even for a first timer to Steinbeck.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
loved it! it was another awesome story from John steinbeck. from an Era that he does so well! highly recommend if you love john steinbeck do not miss this book!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up In Dubious Battle in three words, what would they be?
fighting the good fight
What was one of the most memorable moments of In Dubious Battle?
memorable is not the word. but i found these men had high values and they were selfless. they were fighting for every wage earner that was not being paid fairly for their work.
What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?
wonderful. and the reader brings a lot to the book. five star reader!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Any additional comments?
this was not one of my favorite steinbeck books, but still i rated the story a 4. i think steinbeck could write a good book in his sleep. he just can't go wrong. he had so much talent!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
What an Incredibly realistic Journey into the Heart of a different American dream. This was, by far, the easiest book I've ever listened to, and I am now thoroughly addicted to John Steinbeck. What an insightful author. Rave reviews for the gentleman that read this as well. Bravo!
Any additional comments?
I'm new to audiobooks and Steinbeck, listened to Of Mice and Men and absolutely loved it. I do like how Steinbeck writes and describes everything. In Dubious Battle comes and goes with me. At times I really like the story then at times I feel like the story just keeps going and going and doesn't get anymore interesting. I have about 3-hrs left but doubt my opinion will vary much upon completion. However, I plan on listening to East of Eden and would like to listen to more Steinbeck. I would just think that there are better Steinbeck's out there. The narration is very good though.
such a great story, great performance by Tom stechsulte. made it seem like there was more than one person reading the story.
even though it was a school assignment it was very entertaining and a very good read.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Certainly. The novel is a good one, but perhaps a little pedantic in its unsubtle social commentary. Just not Steinbeck's best novel, really.
Did Tom Stechschulte do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Sure. He did fine.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Probably. I imagine that, if well cast, this could make a charming motion picture.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful