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    • Of Mice and Men

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Clarke Peters
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 968
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enlightening

    • By KAREN on 10-09-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 1,147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 947
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952

    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

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Cannery Row

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Trevor White
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes listening is better.

    • By Sylvia on 28-11-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Travels with Charley

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Maureen on 01-03-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Sweet Thursday

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Return to Cannery Row

    • By uhhuhlex on 11-04-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Winter of our Discontent

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Ethan Hawley has lost the spirit of his wealthy forebears, a long line of proud New England sea captains and Pilgrims. Scarred by failure, Ethan works as a grocery clerk in a store his family once owned. But his wife is restless and his teenage children hungry for the material comforts he cannot provide. Then a series of unusual events reignites Ethan's ambition, and he is pitched on to a bold course, where all scruples are put aside.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness for Jeff Harding the narrator

    • By Kirsty on 06-10-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Pearl

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Pepe Balderrama
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    A classic novella about the fallacy of the American dream, THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When Kino, a poor Mexican pearl-diver, finds a magnificent pearl - 'the Pearl of the World' - he believes that all his dreams can come true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely!

    • By Katee on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Cannery Row (Norwegian Edition)

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Anders Ribu
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    I Cannery Row skildrer Steinbeck forholdene i den lille californiske byen Monterey. Mesteparten av romanens handling utspiller seg på gaten Cannery Row, som bl. a. huser byens store hermetikkfabrikk, bordelleier Doras ’etablissement’ og kjøpmann Lee Chongs butikk. Fortellingens hovedperson er den lure og manipulerende ungkaren Mack. Sammen med dagdrivervennene sine planlegger han et gilde for marinbiologen Doc, som de skylder en tjeneste. Snart er alle byens innbyggere involvert i planleggingen av gildet, som ikke går helt som planlagt. 

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Grapes of Wrath

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incredibly moving

    • By George Cook on 09-02-19

    Regular price: £6.79

    • In Dubious Battle

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Set in California apple country, a strike by migrant workers spirals out of control, as principled defiance turns into blind fanaticism. Caught in this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who finds himself briefly becoming the leader of the strike before being crushed in its service.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rotten to the core

    • By B. Lawrenson on 21-10-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatised)

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Robert Sheehan, Michelle Fairley, Zubin Varla
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Set against the backdrop of America's Great Depression and Dust Bowl, a family of farmers from Oklahoma head west in search of work, only to discover thousands like them are also on the move. Following a violent altercation with some locals, they head back on the road with their dream of a promised land in tatters. And life is set to get much worse for the Joads....

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Wayward Bus

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The Wayward Bus travelled the back roads through the lush California countryside. Its driver was a man of the land - lusty, hot blooded, and uninhibited. On the bus was a girl who danced at stag parties, a travelling salesman strictly out for fun, a boy coming into manhood, and a college girl pursuing her secret, passionate quest. This is a story of crisis and passion, of love and longing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Steinbeck Character Study

    • By Barney on 17-06-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Des souris et des hommes

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Lorant Deutsch, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Jacques Gamblin, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    En Californie, pendant la Grande Crise, Lennie et George vont de ferme en ferme. Ils louent leurs bras en attendant le jour où ils auront leur ferme à eux, avec un petit bout de luzerne pour élever des lapins. Lennie, malgré sa taille de colosse, n'a pas plus de malice qu'un enfant de six ans ; George veille sur lui, le protège du monde qui n'est pas tendre aux innocents. Le soir, ils se racontent leur rêve, celui de la maison et des lapins. Mais allez savoir pourquoi, les rêves de certains finissent toujours en cauchemars.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Vredens druvor [The Grapes of Wrath]

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Martin Halland
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Vredens druvor är en modern vandringssägen från 1930-talet om Oklahomas skuldsatta bönder, som drivs bort från sin jord och som lockas av reklamen till Kalifornien, där de utnyttjas skamlöst och slutar som arbetslösa och hemlösa på landsvägen. Romanens storhet kommer från Steinbecks äkta indignation och inlevelse i de fattiga böndernas öden samt hans tro på människans värdighet och vilja till överlevnad genom gemensam hjälp till och med under de svåraste förhållandena.

    Regular price: £36.59

    • Öster om Eden [East of Eden]

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Martin Halland
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Öster om Eden (1952) är Steinbecks stora dramatiska släktroman som löper över tre generationer, där det goda slåss mot det onda, skildrat på samma sätt som i myten om Kain och Abel. I Steinbecks berättelse upprepas kampen genom två generationers brödrapar. I den första generationen är Charles på grund av avundsjuka och ondska nära på att slå ihjäl sin bror Adam.

    Regular price: £38.79

    • Øst for Paradis [East of Eden]

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Dan Schlosser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Øst for paradis (1952) er Steinbecks store dramatiske slægtsroman over tre generationer, hvor det gode kæmper mod det onde, som det er skildret i myten om Kain og Abel. I Steinbecks fortælling gentages kampen i to generationers brødrepar. I første generation er Charles i misundelse og ondskab tæt på at slå sin bror Adam ihjel. I anden generation følger vi brødrene Aaron og Caleb, der er sønner af Adam og den forførende, men dæmonisk ondsindede Cathy.

    Regular price: £48.49

    • Riddarna kring Dannys bord [Tortilla Flat]

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Håkan Mohede
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I sin genombrottsroman Riddarna kring Dannys bord, som är inspirerad av legenden om Kung Arthur och riddarna kring det runda bordet, beskriver Steinbeck med överdådig humor och stor inlevelse några så kallade paisanos obemedlade och obekymrade liv som dagdrivare. Dessa kaliforniska vagabonder är ättlingar till den gamla befolkningen - spanjorerna, indianerna och mexikanerna.

    Regular price: £23.19

    • Rutebil på afveje [The Wayward Bus]

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Karsten Pharao
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Juan og Alice Chicoy ejer en restaurant med tilhørende autoværksted i et øde vejkryds nær den mexicanske grænse. Mens den koleriske Alice passer restauranten sammen med en romantisk drømmende servitrice, passer den rolige, mandige Juan værksted og buskørsel sammen med lærlingen 'Bumse', hvis tanker kredser om damer. I et forfærdeligt uvejr kører bussen en dag fast på en øde, mudderfyldt vej i Californien.

    Regular price: £25.89

    • Buss på villovägar [The Wayward Bus]

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Håkan Mohede
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Juan och Alice Chicoy äger en restaurang med tillhörande bilverkstad i en öde vägkorsning nära den mexikanska gränsen. Medan den koleriska Alice passar restaurangen tillsammans med en romantiskt drömmande servitris, tar den lugna, manliga Juan hand om verkstaden och busskörningen tillsammans med lärlingen "Blemman", vars tankar främst kretsar kring olika kvinnor.

    Regular price: £29.09

    • Grozd'ya gneva

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Vladimir Levashov
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ehto roman (1939) prines gromkuyu slavu pisatelyu i stal neot"emlemym dostoyaniem mirovoy literatury. On ohvatyvaet krizisnye 30-e gody XX veka. YUgo-vostok SSHA preterpevaet katastrofu: zasuha i peschanye buri razoryayut fermerov, ch'i zemli uzhe davno zalozheny. I vot platit' uzhe nechem, i vsemogushchiy Bank prosto sgonyaet ih s zemli, vybrasyvaet iz domov, gde oni zhili neskol'ko pokoleniy. Molodoy chelovek.

    Regular price: £15.39

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