Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him ...
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For my GCSE english exam we have to study this story. As I know when I listen to audiobooks I remember everything worn by word it I one of the most helpful resources I have come across to help me pass my exam.
Even though I have to read it for my exam I Wouk have one day wanted to read it any way it is captivating and very moving!! Some points you feel like laughing the next crying. This is a book that really shows you the history of America at that time. I strongly recommend it specially if you are doing your GCSE's on it!!!
absolute must read
This is one of those books that I have always meant to read but never got round to doing so - and I have realised what I have missed out on. I was gripped from start to finish, I laughed, I cried and felt bereft when I had finished listening. I am now on my second read (I feel it deserves more concentration than listening to it in the car) and I have a feeling that this will a treat on a Sunday afternoon for many more times to come.
Although not generally a fan of American authors, this was nothing short of superb and he was able separate the voices well and added depth and emotion to every sentence.
Don't be put off by the price - you would spend this at the cinema for one viewing and this book deserves to be read over and over.
I really enjoyed this audiobook, the story is heart warming and heart wrenching in equal measure, the narrative is steady and calming, the descriptions immersive without boring. Well read, the reader mimics different voices which fuels the imagination. Although I had read this book some years ago I found this a very different experience, so much more involving, as I read perhaps too fast, the steady thoughtful pace of the reader suits the setting and story perfectly, which really enhanced my enjoyment of the story. I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful, poignant tale.