Of Mice and Men

  • by John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by Gary Sinese
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and beloved novels.
While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck’s work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing Of Mice and Men (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal: a friendship and shared dream that make an individual’s existence meaningful.
Of Mice and Men also represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films.

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KETCHUP

IF I WAS A RELATIVE OF YOURS I WOULD SHOOT MYSELF
Steinbeck is America. He almost always writes about the down trodden and gives them a voice, makes them real to us, makes us care. When my boys were growing up, I made them spend some time reading in the summer and I made them read Steinbeck among others. Today they are in their 30's and they are readers. My one son really liked Red Pony. I read most of his stuff before joining audible, but I am looking forward to relistening. .

I THINK CURLY MARRIED A TART
Western fiction readers will also enjoy this book, as it is about hands going from ranch to ranch looking for work.

GEORGE, TELL AGAIN ABOUT THE RABBITS.
Sinese is an excellent narrator.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Gary Sinise Is An Excellent Narrator!

What made the experience of listening to Of Mice and Men the most enjoyable?

They really could not have picked a better narrator for this story. He was so good. I love the story too. It was one of my favorites. I would highly recommend it!


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- M.A. Wilson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-13-2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio