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Of Mice and Men | [John Steinbeck]

Of Mice and Men

Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him....
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Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him....

©1937 John Steinbeck (P)2010 Hachette Digital

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    Toni Hinckley 06/06/2012
    Toni Hinckley 06/06/2012 Member Since 2014
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    "Evocative"

    I bought this as my son was studying Of Mice and Men for GCSE English Literature, and we listened to it in the car on the way to school. Even though he was already familiar with the story and the characters, my son and his younger brother thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audiobook read in an authentic American dialect by the excellent narrator. I loved it too, particularly the unhurried pace which is thoroughly in keeping with the novel.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    liam Morley, United Kingdom 09/09/2011
    liam Morley, United Kingdom 09/09/2011 Listener Since 2011

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    "A true classic"

    I studied this book in High school and have always loved it. This audio book brought the characters alive once more and allowed me a perspective into the life of Americans during the depression. An excellent book and an excellent audio rendition.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Bristol, United Kingdom 28/01/2013
    Gary Bristol, United Kingdom 28/01/2013 Member Since 2015

    Lives in Bristol, works in Reading; Product Manager by day, keen cyclist at all other times. Season ticket holder at Bristol RFC.

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    "Simple Dialogue - Interesting Characters"

    Can't recall if I ever finished this book while at school and having encouraged my children to read it, thought I'd better get this title ticked on the bucket list.



    Of its time - written in the mid 1930s I think - the language is of its time though in its simplicity, paints a very good picture of what it was like back then.



    Grapes of Wrath next. The mission contines.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G Pire sur SeicheFrance 24/09/2012
    G Pire sur SeicheFrance 24/09/2012

    Many hours in spring and summer spent sitting on a slow lawn mower is why I listen to stories.

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    "good for one's general culture"

    Easy listening, very short, the sort of book that makes up part of a learned person's library. Lots of interesting themes to ponder upon.

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    10/09/2011
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    "Very enlightening"

    A very touching story. Was on the reading list for university. The narrator is excellent and the story is deserving of it's 'classic' status.

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    zain qureshi 17/05/2015
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    "Very good"

    Book was good Steinbeck is a good writer, I need to read the book for my GCSE's, I've read it before but the reader/speaker made the book sound much better. I enjoyed it very much

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    TimeToLearnAgain 17/05/2015
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    "Loved it"

    I had to study this for English and at first I wasn't too keep but once you get into its really enjoyable. The man who reads it has an amazing voice and really helps to bring the characters to life!

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    John Hoddeson, United Kingdom 30/04/2015
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    "All round excellence."

    Mr Steinbeck's words and Mr Peters' narration make this, short journey, a must for everyone. Simple as.

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    Robi Kemp Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK 11/04/2015
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    "Beautiful and sad."

    Clarke Peters truly captured the characters and spirit of this sad tale.
    I recommend this awesome story to everyone.
    Epic.

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    Marcus 24/02/2015
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    "Loved it. Listened to it in just 1 sitting."

    Couldn't put my earphones down! Classic story brilliantly narrated. Loved every seconds of it. Brilliant.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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