Of Mice and Men audiobook is based on Robert Burns’ poem, “Men and mice can never make their dreams come true.” The novel evokes strong emotions of passion, deprivation, simplicity, sincerity, and camaraderie. At the same time, he stresses prejudice in 1930s California. In Of Mice and Men audiobook, the author describes little individuals with big aspirations, the obstacles they faced on the way to achieving those ambitions, and how they would never be able to do the things they desire. To summarise in, Of Mice and Men audiobook, we may say, “One lives as long as he envisions.”
Of Mice and Men audiobook free follows two traveling men, George and Lennie, as they begin work on a ranch near Soledad, California, in the 1930s. The entire tale covers 4 days. While visiting the ranch, George and Lennie encounter various individuals that highlight the isolation and difficulties of life for those who live and work there. George is an intelligent individual who cares for Lennie, a huge, muscular man with a mental disability. Lennie depends on George’s help to operate in society. Lennie’s ability becomes progressively troublesome throughout the tale as it becomes obvious that he is unaware of the extent of his power. The two men mention their ambition of having their land and working for themselves numerous times throughout the novel, but this is proved to be unachievable after Lennie unintentionally kills a lady and George’s only alternative is to kill him before he is found.
In short, Of Mice and Men audiobook free depicts the devastating impact of the Great Depression on common manual workers at a moment of economic catastrophe in the United States. Robert Burns’ poem has also lead to the modern saying that “The best laid plans of mice and men can still go wrong”.
John Steinback wrote Of Mice and Men audiobook.
John Ernst Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902. He was an American novelist. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962 “for his realistic and inventive work. His work combines compassionate humor and strong social awareness. As a result, Steinbeck was named as a “giant of American letters.” Several of his works are regarded as Western literary masterpieces. Tortilla Flat, which he published in 1935, became a great triumph. Steinbeck wrote almost twenty-five books, including The Grapes of Wrath and Mice and Men.
Steinbeck attended Salinas High School in 1919. He began studying English literature at Stanford University near Palo Alto, but he dropped out in 1925 without a certificate. He moved to New York City and worked part-time while attempting to write. When he was unable to publish his writing, he moved to California and began working as a tourist guide and caretaker at Lake Tahoe in 1928.
Cup of Gold, Steinbeck’s debut novel, was released in 1929 and is based on the life of privateer Henry Morgan. Tortilla Flat, a novel written in postwar Monterey, California, earned the Gold Medal from the California Commonwealth Club. Of Mice and Men was a play about two migrant workers in California. Certainly, it received great praise, and Steinbeck’s 1962 Nobel Prize citation referred to it as a “little masterpiece.”
On December 20, 1968, John Steinbeck died in New York City at the age of 66 due to heart disease and congestive heart failure.
The narrator of Of Mice and Men audiobook is Gary Sinise. Other audiobooks that Gary Sinise has also narrated are Travels with Charley in Search of America, After, and Grateful American.
The length of Of Mice and Men audiobook is 3 hours and 11 minutes.
Penguin Audio published Of Mice and Men audiobook on 04/13/11.