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by | Read by John McDonough

Classics • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1935

John McDonough's reading of this marvelous Steinbeck novel is not without its flaws, but they don't much diminish the charm of the performance. Tortilla Flat follows the exploits of Danny and his paisano friends, who live in squalid poverty and blissful idleness near Monterey, California. McDonough does not overact, and his gentle touch is well suited to the story. His accents and voices, however, are strangely inconsistent, as if he eventually tires of giving each character his own. Nonetheless, McDonough makes it work by bringing out the novel's humor and poignancy in all the right places. D.B. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audiobooks • 1999

CD ISBN 9780142429228 $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781101530917 $29.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books •

CS ISBN 978-0-7887-2928-7 $51.75 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7887-3976-7 $41.75 • Six CDs

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