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The Grapes of Wrath Audiobook

The Grapes of Wrath

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Publisher's Summary

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers.

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are driven off their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. From their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of this new America, Steinbeck creates a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, tragic but ultimately stirring in its insistence on human dignity.

©1939 John Steinbeck (P)2011 Penguin

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    DougW 07-11-16
    DougW 07-11-16
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    "Interesting story during migration west"

    Steinbeck gives a graphic description of the hardships faced by those losing their land and jobs, moving to California. He discusses how landowners and business owners screwed the small owners and workers. He is clearly a Christian hater as every Christian is portrayed negatively.

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    Andrey Kovalenko 07-05-16
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    "Distopia in real life"

    Really amazing book. Just the thought of the struggle the Jode family had to indure puts shivers down my spine. Beautifully written story of main characters, and all those Intercalary chapters that just keep you hooked.

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    Kathleen Kelly 07-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    The best read performance I've ever listen to. The story itself weaves deeply into your soul and wonder and awe hold your mind hostage. One minute you feel disgust for all humanity but it melts into a strong conviction that good can win over evil. The voice was beyond description. Excellent.

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    Andrew 07-02-16
    Andrew 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect Narration"

    I'm not going to review the book - it's one of the great novels of the 20th century. The narration is incredible. Every bit as good as the book itself. Each voice is distinct and rich with character and clear. If you are considering listening to this book I recommend this unreservedly.

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    Andrew 07-01-16
    Andrew 07-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Splendid."

    Wonderful story! Mr. Baker does a fantastic job of narrating. How one person can keep so many voices for so many characters straight I'll never know. Not as good as East of Eden and harmonica does get a bit obnoxious, but other than that I was very pleased.

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    Amazon Customer 06-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Review of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck"

    I was totally absorbed from the very first.awonderful experience. I didn't want it to end...

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    rfi123158 06-24-16
    rfi123158 06-24-16 Member Since 2016

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    "absolutely wonderful."

    by far one of the best audio books I've ever listen to. John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath is a classic that everyone should read and/or listen to.

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    "The music ending each chapter was distracting. "

    I didn't like the music between chapters, it was jarring and took me out of the story without fail. The general voice work was great.

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    Derek A. Baker 06-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing American story, expertly performed"

    The book is among the greatest of American novels and already well-known, but in Dylan Baker's telling, it is a fresh event. He's able to render each character, major and minor, with such consistency and feeling, the effect is to create a drama in the mind even more powerful than a radio play, given Steinbeck's exposition. That Baker's voice for Tom Joad evokes Henry Fonda can't be a coincidence, but it's done so well, it makes Tom an outlaw American hero all over again.

    This is by far the best audiobook — in writing and performance — I've listened to in the last two decades.

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    James A Herrick 06-05-16
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    "Great narration"

    This was a great book & the narrator was excellent. I would highly recommend this book.

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