The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized)

  • by John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran
  • 1 hrs and 59 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Based on the epic novel by Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. Starring Shirley Knight as Ma Joad, Frank Galati’s heart-wrenching adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man.
A full-cast production featuring: Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Bergl, Mike Buie, Daniel Chacon, Maurice Chasse, Shannon Cochran, Trista Delamere, Francis Guinan, Charlie Matthes, Rod McLachlan, Bob Pescovitz,Joel Rafael, Stephen Ramsey, Nick Sadler, Andy Taylor, Todd Waring, Fredd Wayne, Michael Weston, and Kate Williamson, with live music performed by the Joel Rafael Band.

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Dramatization killed it for me

This was my first listen to a dramatized version of a book and I realized I do not like them. I thought the story was solid but the acting made it hard to follow for me. I missed the language of it. I enjoy the explanations of setting and character. I think I'd like to try the unabridged, undramatized version to see if I like that any better.
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- Kenneth

Sad and Beautiful

Where does The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was so good! There were many recognizable voices to represent each character. This family struggled so hard to survive and went through so many trials and tribulations. I'm not sure I would have been able to get through the book had I read it, but listening to this soundtrack kept it interesting. This was my first time listening to this classic and I was shocked by the ending.


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- M.A. Wilson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2010
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works