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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,273 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:
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Ancient pagan beliefs, the great Greek epics, and the Bible all inform this extraordinary novel, which occupied Steinbeck for more than five difficult years.

While fulfilling his dead father’s dream of creating a prosperous farm in California, Joseph Wayne comes to believe that a magnificent tree on the farm embodies his father’s spirit. His brothers and their families share in Joseph’s prosperity, and the farm flourishes—until one brother, frightened by Joseph’s pagan belief, kills the tree, allowing disease and famine to descend on the farm.

Set in familiar Steinbeck country, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale that explores one man’s attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God and the forces of the unconscious within.

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  • Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

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

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

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