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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Gary Sinise Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781101530900
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Of Mice and Men was John Steinbeck's first masterpiece. Originally published in 1937, it's the timeless story of George Milton and Lennie Small, ranch hands who drift from job to job, always one step ahead of the law and a few dollars from the poorhouse. George is small, wiry, sharp-tongued and quick-tempered; slow witted Lennie is his opposite—an immense man, brutishly strong but naturally docile, a giant with the mind of a child. Despite their difference, George and Lennie are bound together by a shared vision: their own small farm, where they'll raise cows, pigs, chickens, and rabbits, where they'll be their own bosses and live off the fat of the land.

When they find work on a ranch in California's Salinas Valley, the dream at last seems within reach. If they can just save up a little money. . . . But their hopes, like "the best-laid schemes of mice and men," begin to go awry. The story unfolds with the power and inevitability of a Greek tragedy, as Lennie commits an accidental murder, and George, in a riveting, deeply moving finale, must do what he can to make things turn our right.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " A little slow to start. The ending makes it worth it. Plus it's really short. Who could complain? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mohamed | 5/22/2011

    " A nice novella. Didn't really get the point of the story but it was OK ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaiah | 5/20/2011

    " This book was short and sweet. Couldnt believe the ending this is a great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/20/2011

    " It was a very good story but the ending was very sad!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/19/2011

    " I think the last time I read this was probably in high school, but it was so worth a second read. I was right there sitting in that bunkhouse, listening to all the conversations, feeling the anguish, and wishing their dreams would come true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 5/19/2011

    " Just decided to go back and re-read some classics. It is a good story, and when they made it into a movie it was basically the same, I think the movie was a little more dramatic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/18/2011

    " depressing book. an easy read plus i had t slow my usual pace for school, never a good combo "

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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

Gary Sinise, born in Blue Island, Illinois, helped launch the Steppenwolf Theater Company at age eighteen. He started his Hollywood career as a director, but his 1994 appearance in Forrest Gump as Lieutenant Dan launched him to fame and earned him an Academy Award nomination. He worked with Tom Hanks again in Apollo 13 and has since appeared in more than thirty other films and television shows.