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3.62625 out of 53.62625 out of 53.62625 out of 53.62625 out of 53.62625 out of 5 3.63 (8 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: 9781101530979
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In 1960, at age 58, John Steinbeck set out with his French poodle, Charley, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. Together they crossed America from the northernmost tip of Maine to California's Monterey peninsula, stopping to smell the grass, to see the lights, and to hear the speech of the real America. Steinbeck dined with truckers, encountered bears at Yellowstone, and reflected on the American character, racial hostility, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 j. Steve Purnell | 7/29/2016

    " Best book i never read.... I heard it on an audio book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/10/2011

    " The best book I have read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/8/2011

    " Not being a big fan of Steinbeck I was interested to read this book, which I was told was different from the others. I loved it! "

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

    " While reading this book I sometimes had to recheck the date it was written. Some parts of it could have fit 2011!! I liked his insight into what America would be like in the future. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanna | 6/2/2011

    " One of my least favourite books of all time "

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

    " Interesting look back in time at 1960's - loved the standard poodle references! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 5/18/2011

    " This was one of my favorite books, Steinbeck was one of the best ever, and this was a simple story about his trip across America with his dog. I would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 5/15/2011

    " I generally dislike Steinbeck's novels, but this book was so different than his other works. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading 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

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.