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Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they’ll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn’t know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss’s daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him....

©1937 John Steinbeck (P)2010 Hachette Digital

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  • Paula
  • 12-23-12

Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' coming to life.

I bought Of Mice and Men as it is a set text for GCSE English. Although I have read the text numerous times and have come to know each bit intimately, the audio version is a great aid to futhering my studies and how I deliver the topic to younger students in the classroom. Not only does the narrator speak in the correct dialect and colloquisms but there is a different tonal quality which highlights parts that previously I had skipped over. As a revision tool it is a bonus and one that I would heartily recommend to other students working on the text. It is easy to listen at any time of the day or night when perhaps you're too tired to read. Additionally I have found it easier to remember important dialogue quotes from the main characters within the book, mainly due to the tonal qualities that the narrator has conjured up for the listener.

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  • sammarcwhite
  • 11-09-17

A true classic

Short but perfectly formed. There isn't a single word wasted and it is a beautiful story

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  • hatziiod
  • 11-08-17

Great storyline, good narration but struggled with

Great story but struggled with making out the hoarse voice impersonations when in the car or having any noise around. Rather irritating too.

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  • Filip
  • 10-18-17

Good book.

Good book with a story to think about. I enjoyed it despite the sad end.

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  • Betty Red Make upArtist
  • 09-25-17

Been meaning to read for ages

Great performance of a terrific book. Loved every single second of it and I thoroughly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-25-17

Best book I've read, almost felt like I was there.

I recommend this book 100% The narrator was brilliant and so enthusiastic with the words.

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  • Amazon customer
  • 08-16-17

Of Mice and Men review

Of Mice of Men has a great story and it's the miss understanding of Lenny the gentle giant who sold me the story, and also the reading was perfect it was just right for each character.

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  • JeremyJustice
  • 02-14-17

Brief, but really effective.

Where does Of Mice and Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Really good - lovely sense of place and time, enough characterisation to believe in the players even though the book is short, and an appropriately excellent ending.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both the two leads are brilliant - their interplay and the reasons they've stuck together work well.

What does Clarke Peters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nicely read - keeps a reasonable pace and flow.

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

Lennie and George letting slip the ugly events of their past.

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  • pauric farry
  • 02-03-17

expected more

shorter than I thought. good story though. could have extended the story even further really.

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  • Aidan Litterick
  • 01-11-17

classic for a reason

Steinbeck skill at painting a view in your mind's eye of the scene is brilliant. read perfectly, really enjoyed this.