Cannery Row
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    Cannery Row | John Steinbeck

    Cannery Row

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Trevor White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the astute owner of the well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora, of the flaming orange hair and taste for Nile-green dresses, runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency and a generous heart.

    A small story worth reading

    I decided to read some more highly regarded authors/books and Steinbeck was one of them. This is what I would call a 'small story' in that its just a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 December 2012 by MsRanPan (UK)
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    Sweet Thursday | John Steinbeck

    Sweet Thursday

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Paul Birchard
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, Steinbeck brilliantly re-creates its bawdy, high-spirited world of bums, drunks and hookers, telling the story of what happened to everyone after the war. There's Fauna, the latest madam at the Bear Flag brothel; Doc, still there for everyone else but feeling strangely sad himself; and Suzy, the new hustler in town who might just be the girl to save him.

    Return to Cannery Row

    This is a sequel to Cannery Row - which I very much enjoyed. The places are the same, but as time has passed some characters have gone and others have..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 April 2016 by uhhuhlex (Faringdon, Oxfordshire)