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  • The Lemon Drop Kid (Dramatized)

  • By: Damon Runyon
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Damon Runyon's classic stories of New York City gangsters come to life in this radio series. Broadway, our guide through Runyon's world, introduces us to characters who are often as soft-hearted as they are shady. For gamblers, burlesque queens, murderers, and innocents, comedy and tragedy were found in equal measure on the streets of Damon Runyon's Manhattan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Lemons On A Drop

  • By Highlight on 21-02-15

Is That All There Is?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-11

Please please more Damon Runyan!! Where's 'On Broadway'? The funniest stories ever. This dramatisation is a mere aperitif, we need a full crate of Runyan in Audible's library!

  • The Grapes of Wrath

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book with a great voice

  • By James on 16-04-11

Superb

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-11

This reading is note perfect and utterly gripping. There's a nod to John Ford's magnificent film with John Chancer's voices for Ma, for Tom and for the preacher Casey, but that's a bonus rather than a distraction. This actor's produced a beautiful rendition of Steinbeck's masterly prose. It's such a sad tale full of savage beauty for a world that should be over and forgotten but these days is eerily present with the current drought in Oklahoma and the foreclosures of today's farms. Sadly today there's still the same prejudice and lack of humanity for the poor that Steinbeck so heroically champions through the fortunes of the wonderful Joad family. I can't recommend this highly enough.

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