Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck audiobook

Tortilla Flat

By John Steinbeck
Read by John McDonough

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7.07 Hours 1
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Set in Monterey, California, Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row, and Sweet Thursday, have become classic fare for both students and aficionados of American literature. Inspired by Arthurian legend, Tortilla Flat became popular in its own time as an escape from the daily grind of the Great Depression. Danny and his friends are paisanos, people of mixed breed who claim pure Spanish descent, live by their own rules, and decline the burden of honest toil. When Danny inherits his grandfather's house, it becomes a sort of Round Table for them, a place to find companionship, to drink wine, and to share stories. These colorful innocents are bound together by loyalty and by their search for their own version of the Holy Grail. John McDonough's superb narration animates this compelling testament to hard times when friendship and a code of honor were worth more than gold. Danny's story is as moving today as it was a generation ago.

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Set in Monterey, California, Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row, and Sweet Thursday, have become classic fare for both students and aficionados of American literature. Inspired by Arthurian legend, Tortilla Flat became popular in its own time as an escape from the daily grind of the Great Depression. Danny and his friends are paisanos, people of mixed breed who claim pure Spanish descent, live by their own rules, and decline the burden of honest toil. When Danny inherits his grandfather's house, it becomes a sort of Round Table for them, a place to find companionship, to drink wine, and to share stories. These colorful innocents are bound together by loyalty and by their search for their own version of the Holy Grail. John McDonough's superb narration animates this compelling testament to hard times when friendship and a code of honor were worth more than gold. Danny's story is as moving today as it was a generation ago.

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Author Bio: John Steinbeck

Author Bio: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902–1968) remains one of the quintessential writers of American literature. Born in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception.” He wrote more than twenty-five novels during his lifetime.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English