Tortilla Flat

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Steinbeck

Narrated By: John McDonough

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: April 2011

Duration: 7 hours 5 minutes


Steinbeck is an artist; and he tells stories of these lovable thieves and adulterers with a gentle and poetic purity of heart and of prose. New York Herald TribuneAdopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur's castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude. As Steinbeck chronicles their deeds their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking he spins a tale as compelling and ultimately as touched by sorrow as the famous legends of the Round Table, which inspired him.


  • Greg Reese

    well written and well read. A real treat to read along with and equally rewarding listening.