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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,826 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1940, Steinbeck and his friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, ventured into the Gulf of California to search for marine invertebrates along the beaches. This exciting account of their trip provides a fascinating portrait of the two men.

Drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, The Log from the Sea of Cortez is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you think you might like your science mixed with beer, seafood, and philosophy, read John Steinbeck’s The Log from the Sea of Cortez.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “There is more of the whole man, John Steinbeck, in Sea of Cortez than in any of his novels.”

    New York Herald Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Val | 2/11/2014

    " I have absolutely no nautical experience, however my niece, her husband and baby were living aboard a sailboat and traveling the same waters and I found this book very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jean | 2/8/2014

    " I took this book with me on a trip to Baja California Sur. Rather than his usual fiction, this is a factual account (romanticized, I think Steinbeck can't write otherwise) of his journey to the Sea of Cortez in 1940 with his friend Ed Ricketts (fictionalized into "Doc" of Cannery Row fame). While certainly reflective of the era in it's old boy's club style, it was also very touching and facinating. To imagine La Paz and Loreto as it was not that long ago while there in 2007 was enriching. I read the book rather skipping around rather than straight through, as I wanted to read about the towns I was in while I was in them. Lots of references to what they found in the way of sea life and how much beer they drank.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chi Chi | 1/22/2014

    " Decent travel log from a marine biology trip Steinbeck took with the real life Doc from Cannery Row. It's a bit up and down, as is real life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben Morgan | 1/17/2014

    " Speaking in the most general of terms, Steinbeck's non-fiction exceeds his fiction (and his fiction is generally good). "

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