An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers
To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years.
With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. Along the way he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.
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Audiobook: Travels with Charley read by Gary Sinise
I bought it earlier this year, but I gave it away to a dear friend; now I'm purchasing it again just for myself to enjoy over and over again. It couldn't be better! I will probably buy the paperback book also, so that I can flag passages. But the audiobook is the best way to enjoy it. Gary Sinise is very drole at times, just the way I'm sure John Steinbeck was. I couldn't imagine anyone else reading Travels With Charley.
Love the book, but Sinese ruins the experience
5 stars for the book, 1 star for Sinese. It sounds like the man is bored out of his mind, which annoys me and makes me sleepy. It’s a shame, because the book is fantastic.
One of my favorites of all time!
Bought this years ago on cassette tape and have been looking for it on iTunes for the past few years and it's finally here! Sinese does a fabulous job…probably the best of any audiobook I own, and that's a lot! Such a terrific story.