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World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.

(P)1998 L.A. Theatre Works

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terrific play, great performances

This was not a title I knew anything about, but since I've enjoyed many Arthur Miller plays, I decided to take a leap - and I'm so glad I did. Emotional turmoil, secret and lies, in a family and a neighbourhood after World War II, and many of the ideas come up in future plays.

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  • Lisa
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  • 04-05-12

HAD TO READ FOR ENGLISH LIT ... SO GLAD I DID!

Would you listen to All My Sons (Dramatized) again? Why?

Yes. The actors were so great. I knew nothing about this story and I am so glad I didn't. The ending was very surprising and emotional ... I really felt the pain of the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The mother. Julie Harris NAILED this part. Her voice was perfect and I felt her anguish, anger and indignation all through the reading. She is always sheer perfection in her parts, but this one in particular really shines.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Their voices showed every nuance of the emotion of the play. I really

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

The ending... wasn't expecting it. The actors were superb. I can see why this play won the Circle Award for Best Play.

Any additional comments?

Now I know why they make us read the books they do in our college literature classes. These are truly classics and timeless stories that still apply to us today. Thank God for the abiity to

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Great performance!

Our local community theater will be performing this next year so I purchased it as reference material. Julie Harris was outstanding, as usual! This performance was so much better than the movie (1948). The characters in this performance seemed to portray the complexities of the characters the way Miller intended. Definitely would recommend this to anyone who wants a different perspective on the war years than the one old Hollywood liked to show.

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Classic Play of Greed and Heartbreak

Would you listen to All My Sons again? Why?

Yes - very well acted and presented.

What did you like best about this story?

The horrors of death that hang around this story while the rest of the world moves forward ignorant of the problems caused by cutting corners. The paraphrased line of "I did this for you kids" are always the famous last words uttered by some dumb fool too short sighted to do the right thing.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

All great but Kate with her hope of her son returning although knowing the real story of what has happened in her own house. Painful and compelling.

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

Broke it up over 3 sittings. Very good.

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One of the many great books

It was a amazing book I would listen to it again
THE BEST BOOK EVER
I suggest you read it with a book because you will get confused

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Twenty One Pilots.

This was amazing. I found out about this book from my favorite band. Twenty-one Pilots. Their name was inspired my this book, amd the decision that had to be made here. Tyler apparently took the weight of the decision and applied it to his personal life.

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  • Lowel S.
  • 01-24-15

Simply Outstanding

This provided great assistance to my study of the play. I am able to use this as clear reference when I am in short of time to read the book itself.

The narration was clear and it was easy to follow and distinguish which character was speaking.

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