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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Ronan Vibert Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9780698159891
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From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the “cup of gold.”

Steinbeck’s first novel and sole work of historical fiction, Cup of Gold is a lush, lyrical, swashbuckling pirate fantasy and sure to add new dimensions to readers’ perceptions of this all-American writer.

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  • “Narrator Ronan Vibert’s bravura performance enhances the poetry and romance of Steinbeck’s first book, a novelization of the life of Henry Morgan…He imbues the dialogue with quiet, intense emotion but stays appropriate to the characters and their situations. This restrained passion adds energy and color to the text and draws the listener in. His character voices are skillfully varied…[and] his tonal interpretations of the text show both taste and intelligence. Vibert does this minor work in the Steinbeck canon proud, turning the book into a play performed in the intimacy of the listener’s mind. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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About the Author
Author John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902–1968) remains one of the quintessential writers of American literature. Born in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception.” He wrote more than twenty-five novels during his lifetime.

About the Narrator

Ronan Vibert, born in Cambridge, England, is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator and an actor known for his roles in The Pianist, Dracula Untold, and Saving Mr. Banks.