The Log from the Sea of Cortez

  • by John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Log from the Sea of Cortez is the exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts. Drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, it is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure.

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Devoted Steinbeck fans only.

This book is a fascinating recount of an enviable voyage through the gulf of California, but it loaded too heavily with detailed accounts of aquatic life and sailing equipment for anyone but an avid Steinbeck readers to really enjoy. Having said that, the beautiful account of the Californian and Mexican coast is truly captivating, and the trademark Steinbeck tangents into observations about life and humanity are worth the effort. Unfortunately, it never quite reaches the level of Travels with Charlie, a book to which I would direct those listeners who want to be whisked away on a journey, but who haven't the patience for several hours of talk about isopods.

Joe Barrett needs no praise from me as he is one of the most prolific audiobook artists around, and his performance here is second to none.
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- Cameron "Reckless consumer of audio."

life poundering

the narrator was perfect for the story. was an interesting story on the sea and the way of human life.
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- Hayley Fisher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio