Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2014
DD ISBN 9780698159938 $17.50
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2014
CD ISBN 9781464003127 $51.75 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4640-0315-8 $47.00
Narrator Richard Poe's voice blends seamlessly with Steinbeck's in this account of his travels through Russia with war photographer Robert Capa following WWII. Thanks to Poe's consistent pace, careful diction, and friendly tone, both longtime Steinbeck fans and new ones will find themselves comfortable with his performance. His subtle emphasis on the more serious aspects of Russian travel nicely balances the humor of certain events, and it might be surprising to some how much humor is to be found in Steinbeck's travels. The only downside to the audiobook format is the absence of the photographs that appear in the print version, but this is no reflection on Poe's performance or the value of the audiobook. N.J.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2015]
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