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The Grapes of Wrath Performance

The Grapes of Wrath

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Publisher's Summary

Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family's trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. Starring Shirley Knight as Ma Joad, Frank Galati's heart-wrenching adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man.

A full-cast production featuring: Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Francis Guinan, Charlie Matthes, Rod McLachlan, Bob Pescovitz,Joel Rafael, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston and Kate Williamson with live music performed by the Joel Rafael Band.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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  • Kenneth
    Cary, NC, United States
    25/02/11
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    "Dramatization killed it for me"

    This was my first listen to a dramatized version of a book and I realized I do not like them. I thought the story was solid but the acting made it hard to follow for me. I missed the language of it. I enjoy the explanations of setting and character. I think I'd like to try the unabridged, undramatized version to see if I like that any better.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • M.A. Wilson
    09/11/14
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    "Sad and Beautiful"
    Where does The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was so good! There were many recognizable voices to represent each character. This family struggled so hard to survive and went through so many trials and tribulations. I'm not sure I would have been able to get through the book had I read it, but listening to this soundtrack kept it interesting. This was my first time listening to this classic and I was shocked by the ending.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    Margate, Australia
    07/02/13
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    "a must for any one"
    If you could sum up The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be?

    timeless, humane, beautiful.


    What other book might you compare The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) to and why?

    Tim Winton's Cloudstreet. Similar story about human kind.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    the ending was beautiful.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • S F Burns
    23/02/15
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    "Classic"

    John Steinbeck's finest. A classic work that tells the important story about what it means to be human. Read it again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Durham, NC, United States
    29/11/15
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    "Gripping story."

    I had read this book in eighth grade and now with new interest in refugees and migrants, I decided to revisit it. This is a great story and the dramatization in this audiobook is fantastic. I felt like I was there the whole time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Danville, CA, United States
    22/01/12
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    "Mostly Average..."
    What did you like best about The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)? What did you like least?

    The cast of characters to play the roles of the principles in the book, the Job family did a very good job with the dialog and it was very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of the family hardships was well described and pretty much followed the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes in the camps were the best.


    Do you think The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really. Besides those times are past and Steinbeck is no longer with us.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this audio version was a little bit too short, and maybe I should have chosen one that was a little more fleshed out with more detail in the story.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • had to read it for school
    10/03/15
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    "I was on a long car ride"

    It felt like something I would listen to on MPR. I found the whole performance very engaging.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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