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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,992 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence that maps the frontier where the masses become a mobAt once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man’s struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who finds himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service.“Dramatically intense, beautifully written. It is the real thing; it has a vigor of sheer storytelling that may sweep away many prejudices.” —The New Republic Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam | 2/13/2014

    " Neat book that outlines labor strikers and how they were all perceived as Communists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 2/10/2014

    " Started listening to this book on Book Radio, and since it was mostly dialogue it was a good way to start it (had to check it out of the library to finish). I love Steinbeck, love labor union history, and understand the influence of the American Communist Party in the movement. Steinbeck showed both sides of mob mentality, its usefulness, it's uncontrollable consequences. He also was able to illustrate the fact that both sides of a noble cause are users and easily forget the individual for the sake of the "vision". Fatal flaw of pure communism and pure conservativism, in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hanna | 2/6/2014

    " Another amazing Steinbeck, less well known than the others I've read. It's really, really good. If you liked Grapes of Wrath or Of Mice and Men, you'll like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anita Williamson | 1/24/2014

    " A very memorable book. I didn't quite like the politics behind it however the story was a page turner "

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