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Steinbeck on Audio

What better way to celebrate the great men in our lives this Father's Day than with our new collection of classics on audio by literary icon John Steinbeck…

What better way to celebrate the great men in our lives this Father's Day than with our new collection of classics on audio by literary icon John Steinbeck. Experience Steinbeck on audio, read by actors Gary Sinise, Richard Poe, and John McDonough! Check back each week for a new extended excerpt from these four titles, voted for by our fans on Facebook.

Of Mice and Men

An intimate portrait of two men who cherish the slim bond between them and the dream they share in a world marred by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness.

Tortilla Flat

Steinbeck's "Camelot" set on a hillside on the California coast and peopled with a colorful band of characters inspired by the legends of the Round Table.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

An intimate and personal look at John Steinbeck—who never wrote an explicit autobiography—in the later years of his life.

East of Eden

The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years—a vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis.

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Audio book featured this week:
East of Eden

In his journal, Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.

about the AUTHOR Photo of author John Steinbeck

Born and raised in Salinas, California, John Steinbeck attended Stanford University from 1919 until 1925 without attaining a degree before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, Steinbeck's novels raised issues of labor exploitation during the Great Depression. He won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1939, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. In 1964, Steinbeck was presented with the United States Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Steinbeck died in New York in 1968.

about the NARRATOR

Richard Poe has had a successful career in theater, film, and television. He has appeared in such Broadway hits as 1776, Journey's End, The Pajama Game, and M. Butterfly. On television, he's had roles as Gul Evek on Star Trek, Chopper Dave on Frasier and on episodes of Law and Order and Ed. On film he has been featured in Born on the Fourth of July, The Jackal, Presumed Innocent, and Transamerica.

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