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The Grapes of Wrath Audiobook

The Grapes of Wrath

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Publisher's Summary

Shocking and controversial when it was first published, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece.

Set against the background of Dust Bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like thousands of others, are forced to travel west in search of the promised land. Their story is one of false hopes, thwarted desires, and broken dreams, yet out of their suffering Steinbeck created a drama that is intensely human, yet majestic in its scale and moral vision; an eloquent tribute to the endurance and dignity of the human spirit.

©1939 John Steinbeck (P)2010 Hachette Digital

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  • Naomi
    London United Kingdom
    5/13/17
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    "excellent "

    Wonderful performance of this Steinbeck classic. Enjoyed it so much I will probably listen again.

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  • T. D. Larden
    4/19/17
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    "Great story"
    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had never read this classic and it took a chapter or two to adjust to the era and the pace of the book but once there, it was an incredibly immersive experience. I was rooting very hard for the family! The richness of the story had me researching their journey, I was hooked.


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    The book certainly makes you stop and think. The story concerns questions of wealth distribution and how economic injustice occurs. More than that though, as the heart of the story, is the terrible loss of purpose the main characters suffer. It is not just the abject poverty but the lack of meaning that makes their lives so unbearable.

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  • Mr
    4/8/17
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    "Epic"

    Absolutely fantastic. A total rollercoaster of emotions. Could easily be my favourite audiobook ever certainly right up there with the best

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  • mick
    2/16/17
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    "best book ever"

    trump and uk pm should read thes a story of now

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  • Fraser Maxwell
    1/16/17
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    "A Powerful Novel"

    Remarkable... I see why this is book is a classic. The narrator is excellent too.

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/23/16
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    "Fantastic!"

    This book was an absolute joy to listen to. The narrator does such a brilliant job, I felt like I was in the book the whole time. The accents for the different characters are really well done too. I had no idea what the story line was before I started and found myself very pleasantly surprised at how engaging and funny it was. I caught myself laughing out loud in the car a couple of times! I would definitely recommend.

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  • LynnG
    11/28/16
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    "An astonishingly brilliant work."

    Tough and beautiful and heartbreaking, this is as scarily relevant to our world today as the 1930's depression era America it depicts.

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  • Paul McAviney
    10/25/16
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    "Simply the best"

    This was one of the best books I have ever listened to. I will buy the book and read it properly now. The characters, the stories, the historical references, the story, the ending - all just magnificent.

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  • GG27
    9/30/16
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    "Amazing. Awesome. Harrowing. powerful."

    What can I say? Everyone should read this book. So sad and yet beautifully done

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  • Catherine
    9/9/16
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    "Gripping and heartwrenching migrant insight"

    I really was blown away by Steinbeck's lucid prose but especially the excruciatingly vivid insights into the appalling plight of the migrants, equally relevant today. I was surprised how much this book gripped me. Steinbeck does sometimes picture scenes in rich detail which can make the pace seem slow at the start but this is absolutely worth sticking with because the tension ratchets up as their situation worsens and it adds to the painful suspense.

    I thought the Joad family were really brought to life by the different voices used by the excellent narrator. All in all I would highly recommend this - not just for a compelling story but for the thought-provoking illumination of the emotional and physical struggle of any migrants forced from their homes against their will.

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