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The Grapes Of Wrath

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Steinbeck

Narrated By: Dylan Baker

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: June 2011

Duration: 21 hours 0 minutes


The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized-and sometimes outraged-millions of readers

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are driven off their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. From their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of this new America, Steinbeck creates a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, tragic but ultimately stirring in its insistence on human dignity.


  • Anonymous

    So grateful for the audiobook of the Grapes of Wrath. Really enjoyed the reader. Excellent book. I do have to agree with other reviewers about the harmonica between chapters. Jarring.

  • Karin S

    A must listen! This narrator was terrific. And John Steinbeck is a truly great story teller. . Sadly, this story could be of the present in so many ways.

  • Louis V

    Great classic! Dylan Baker is the best narrator that I know

  • Anthony Caruso

    Great story and narration, but the loud harmonica music between chapters was really jarring.

  • Phil Grey

    Narrator - outstanding. The story - equally outstanding. Though things HAVE changed for the better over the years, a classic like this provides the reader a perspective and appreciation for what most of us have and enjoy today, at least in comparison to the U.S. citizens in this story who bravely headed west for a better life. The book and the narrator - highly recommended!

  • Thomas Little

    Very interesting compelling story of the struggles of a family collectively and individually facing enormous adversity. I feel Stein beck had a little trouble finding a suitable ending.

  • Janas Durkee

    A brilliant book, brilliantly read. This is a must read/ listen. Topical. Much better than the movie version!

  • James Higbee

    It's a shame, with such a great book and a great narrator that someone would decide to interrupt the chapters with the most god-awful music, delivered at twice the decibels of the narration! Beware, especially if you're trying to read the book for relaxation. In between chapters there are sudden, ear-splitting blasts of harmonica that sound like a cross between a car alarm and a cat being slowly crushed by a steam roller.

  • Mike morgan

    One of the best books ever written - My favorite author. Narrator and production on this is top notch. I have listened to this novel 5 time....

  • jan bennett

    The nation could do with a solid reading of this classic. It's pretty eye opening how little has changed over the years. I guess what they say is true - the more things change, the more they stay the same. I was drawn into the story line from the first part of the first chapter. I had looked it up on YouTube to try and find it since I knew it was a classic. I couldn't find a solid version of it being read so I decided to go ahead and purchase. I was immediately enthralled. Every chance I had, I was pulling up the app on my phone so I could get further through the book. Highly suggested listening for anyone.