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2.33 out of 52.33 out of 52.33 out of 52.33 out of 52.33 out of 5 2.33 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781101530962
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'A red pony colt was looking at him out of the stall. Its tense ears were forward and a light of disobedience was in its eyes. Its coat was rough and thick as an Airedale's fur and its mane was long and tangled.' Jody Tiflin is a ten-year-old boy, living on his father's ranch. One day his father brings home a small pony. He's Jody's, if the boy will learn to feed, clean, stable and care for him. But Jody learns, through the colt, and through his other adventures on the ranch, that with responsibility can come sacrifice and pain. Joy may swiftly turn to tragedy. And he also discover that the simplicities of childhood must eventually turn into the complications of adulthood. The Red Pony is Steinbeck's brilliant, and sometimes brutal, celebration of adolescence. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katarina | 6/14/2011

    " Not my favourite steinbeck--it's depressing, even for him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 6/11/2011

    " Don't know if I was looking for the Grapes of Wrath...one of my favorites...but I found an interesting short story of a boy and a pony...looking forward to reading Tortilla Flats next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jazmyn | 6/10/2011

    " I really can't it explain but i absolutely hate this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 6/5/2011

    " A coming-of-age story set in Salinas, California. Although this is a surprisingly poignant set of stories, I think this will be my last Steinbeck read for awhile. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adelaide | 6/4/2011

    " this book is stinky :( don't read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 VeeAnn | 6/4/2011

    " This is the book that convinced me that nothing by John Steinbeck is worth reading. Horrid book. If you love animals - avoid this one!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breck | 6/1/2011

    " A short and sweet story about a farm boy, his love for horses and experiences with them. I haven't read anything by Steinbeck I didn't like. Probably more like a 3.5. I need to read more by Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy. Their writing is similar in a lot of ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susannah | 5/12/2011

    " Pretty harsh horse story. Having read quite a few horse books when I was 12 or so, this story does not favorably compare to my favorites, Smokey the Cowhorse, My Friend Flicka and Thunderhead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/8/2011

    " Why I love reading...why Stienbeck is my absolute favorite. Love this book. So glad I treated myself to it! "

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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

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.