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by | Read by George Guidall

Classics • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1942

An unusual and inspiring piece of WWII propaganda, this 1942 novella was composed as a play, published as a book and made into a finely acted film. Steinbeck presents an impossibly noble Norwegian village under Fascist occupation. George Guidall’s wonted cordiality makes him sound like a warm-hearted neighbor inviting you to make yourself comfortable in his parlor. And the experience and technique of his many years as an actor and audiobook narrator enable him to give this work’s many characters individuality and soul without resorting to vocal tricks. He has wisely chosen simplicity and sincerity as the best approach. It’s an amazing and immensely satisfying performance of--if not one of the greatest of Steinbeck’s works--then one of the best paeans to liberty and community of its age. Y.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio •

CD ISBN 9780142429266 $19.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9781101530948 $19.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 1999

CS ISBN 978-0-7887-3479-3 $30.75 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4498-4105-8 $29.75 • Four CDs

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