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Journey with the Joads for 21 hours in this first unabridged version of Steinbeck's classic. Controversial, even shocking, when it was written, the work continues to be so even today. The keen listener can hear why, because it poses fundamental questions about justice, the ownership and stewardship of the land, the role of government, power, and the very foundations of capitalist society. As history, this brings the Dust Bowl years to life in a most memorable way. Steinbeck (Travels with Charley, Audio Reviews, LJ 11/15/94) is a master storyteller and manages to engage the listener's sympathy with this epic story. Reader Dylan Baker, who gives each character a distinctive voice, draws the listener in. His female characters, especially the minor ones and Rose of Sharon, don't seem as authentic as his wonderful evocation of the fictional Tom, Ma, and Pa. But his voice is easy to listen to, and he is faithful to the characters' backgrounds and the plains region. The music that ends each individual tape is perfect for the story. This program is a well-produced, affordable, and worthwhile addition for any library with a serious audiobook collection.?Nancy Paul, Brandon P.L., WI
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I bought this for my grandson. Having loved and read this book over many years, in my opinion it should have been named the most important novel of the 20th century. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Cassandra
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This classic fell rather flat for me. Perhaps it was the dialogue which seemed more affected than real. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rodge
This is an english as a second language edition, it says John Steinbeck but it is a rewriting and NOT the original text. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joey Meritt
OMG - this copy - edited in England & nicely bound & printed in Spain. BUT - it's been ANGLICIZED! wold Steinbeck - or anyone - writing about Okies the horrors of the American... Read morePublished 7 months ago by RJ