[[ Free ]] The Grapes of Wrath (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: John Steinbeck, John Chancer, Hachette Audio UK: Audible AudiobooksAuthor John Steinbeck – Circuitwiringdiagram.co

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

5 thoughts on “The Grapes of Wrath (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: John Steinbeck, John Chancer, Hachette Audio UK: Audible Audiobooks

  1. MichaelE MichaelE says:

    No, I actually really must be missing something This is supposed to be iconic 20th century American literature and people rave about this book However, I was quite disappointed.The majority of the book is reported speech and the dialect is rural 1930s mid West America I generally had to read each sentence or paragraph 2 or 3 times before I understood which is of a review of me than the book but it needs to be said I find reading French easier than reading this book The other style used by Steinbeck is a monologue of one of the characters thinkingwhich is a nice twist but it all went on for far too long for me at over 500 pages I m sure this review will cause offence to the literary gurus should they happen to read it but this is my honest experience of the book.

  2. Ad Mitchell Ad Mitchell says:

    I was put off reading this Classic for many years having read Steinbeck s King Arthur and Travels with Charley which I thought were very unimpressive It turns out, of course, that The Grapes of Wrath is indeed a true classic Makes you angry at how families and individuals were crushed under the wheels of capitalism s progress and just as relevant today as it was then This book has ignited my interest in reading of Steinbeck and I realise that my first two samples of his work were perhaps poor examples compared to the power of Grapes of Wrath.

  3. Mark Speed Mark Speed says:

    An absolutely terrific read, and very much of its time Some great painting of backgrounds, then populating with empathetic characters Heavy on the symbolism The only thing I didn t like was the pretentious essay in the foreword, which I eventually had to skip in order to just read the story And, yes, there are inevitable parallels to be drawn with today s refugee problems I think the lesson is a hard one if your fellow countrymen can t treat their kith and kin kindly in these circumstances, then well, I ll just leave it there.

  4. Rob Kemp Rob Kemp says:

    Well what can I say One of the most amazingly moving books I ve ever read.The ending was left wide open so you re left to draw your own conclusions, but I grew to care so much about the Joads I want to know that they re going to be ok in the end.Such amazing endurance and still they clung to hope despite all the adversity in their path.John Steinbeck wanted to write a great book and by heck he did.I cannot recommend this book enough

  5. Angus Jenkinson Angus Jenkinson says:

    The Audible version is a good partner The Kindle version behaves The novel is one of the great morally imaginative, passionately concerned, literary treats of the twentieth century Evocative in symbolism, down to earth as a clod of earth, gripping as a child s trusting hand, it s road journey is also a heart journey, a painful, soaring testament to humanity s flaws and foibles, but also its creative love and courage through the microcosm of a family Those interested in Sheld organising companies will appreciate the inspired by real life example of the US refugee camp Those concerned for the refugee crisis of today will see this US migrant story as a paradigm for comparison And for anyone it may be a resource to carry in your own life journey.