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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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    ashutosh 08-26-16
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    "Cried... a lot."

    I do not normally write reviews... but this moved me. What made me cry? -
    The story, the struggle, The craft of Steinbeck, How vividly he created every scene, How fluid the writing was. Stephen King was right.... I will never be able to write that good even if I lived for thousand years.
    The Narration of Dylan Baker.... Speechless. Never experienced anything like this. Every character made alive. The experience could never have been this good if Baker hadn't narrated it.

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    Jeffery M Raimundo 08-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A terrific read"

    This is a wonderful performance by Dylan Baker, who reads with all the emotion and nuance Steinbeck intended in his book. His mastery of character voices brings the novel alive. We listened to this as we drove past the fields of the Salinas Valley, and Steinbeck's timeless words made his story seem piercingly real, even today.

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    it was a gud buk. I liked the narrarator as he captured the personalities beautifully

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    Patrick 08-02-16
    Patrick 08-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narration of a great book"

    Fantastic, but be warned: there is obnoxious and unfitting music scattered throughout.

    Other than that, I have no problems with this portrayal of a classic.

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    Jamie Olsen 07-29-16
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    "wonderful story"

    Slow at first to set the scene, but the author took me on a journey

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    Where does The Grapes of Wrath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Grapes of Wrath?

    When the preacher was killed


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    So many parts of this book reminded me of my maternal grandparents... they were poor farm/dairy workers with 13 kids that traveled all ofvery the country for work...

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    Harold Bowers 07-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book and Great Reading"

    A great book and the reading was very good. The reader did an excellent job with all the characters.

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    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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