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4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Steinbeck Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781101596869
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Set in familiar Steinbeck territory, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man's attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/15/2014

    " My favorite Steinbeck, per- per- period, as my mom would say. Read this book if you've ever even casually considered the mystical link between human life and the natural world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Creed | 2/15/2014

    " I picked this up to see how Steinbeck would tackle supernatural elements and enjoyed it. Steinbeck does an excellent job of painting the setting at the opening for each chapter. This was his 3rd novel and he still wasn't commercially successful, however you get glimpses of Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, and East of Eden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vance Dubberly | 2/8/2014

    " My favorite Steinbeck book. It is a story about a mans obsession with his ideas, how he battles for them, and how ultimately he finds his peace in them. At finish I sat with my mouth agape for several minutes and a tear streaming down my cheek. But then that's par for the course with Steinbeck isn't it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2014

    " My all time favorite John Steinbeck.... or is it Tortilla Flat... who can decide? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 1/19/2014

    " Ambitious and interesting and that's about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Powell | 1/17/2014

    " I'm loving this book. A clash of traditions with a pantheistic love of nature taking the upper hand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Gibbons | 12/7/2013

    " An interesting study of humanity, religion and charisma. Steinbeck has the extraordinary ability to create character's that are impossible to forget. This one is no exception. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ismael Galvan | 11/24/2013

    " A highly profound read with numerous themes finely interwoven. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/8/2013

    " Beautiful and poetic. Loved the imagery and mysticism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sharan | 10/3/2013

    " one of my favorite books of all time. heartbreaking. book club read? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Staci Woodburn | 7/12/2013

    " Not my favorite Steinbeck although it was interesting to read something he wrote very early in his career. It had all of his gorgeous descriptions of nature and artful development of character, but the narrative lacked the polish of his later works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 6/8/2013

    " Too many symbolism for a modern taste. Stainbeck however is always such a poetic writer you get any fascinated by his descriptions and his fantastic look at simple things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 5/29/2013

    " <3 steinbeck "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 5/14/2013

    " John Steinbeck makes me nostalgic for places I've never been. I call it the Ray Bradbury effect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ainas | 5/1/2013

    " Beautiful book. As you probably know Steinbeck won the the Nobel Prize and this book had to be at least partly responsible. A book about faith and beliefs, harsh reality and fantasy all together in spectacular writing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 اویس | 4/23/2013

    " This is a book about the unknowable which can only be sensed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garfield | 2/16/2013

    " I was disappointed in this work. This is not one of his better work. You can see The Grapes of Wrath coming. He would later master the suffering of the human condition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wade | 1/8/2013

    " I like this, but it seems incomplete. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to reread the story of Orestes to make more sense of this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisha | 12/14/2012

    " The ending!!! Ah! Would the characters really do that? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell26 McLaughlin | 12/7/2012

    " I'm now reading this one again, six years later. If anyone gave this book less than 5 stars then you didn't understand it. Read it again, and again, and again... "

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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

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.