The Grapes of Wrath audiobook follows the Joad family. They relocate from Oklahoma to California. They have been forced off their property because of industrial farming. Joads are optimistic, despite their poverty and lack of resources to help them along their path. They have heard reports that California is a promising country for new immigrants wishing to begin again.
In The Grapes of Wrath audiobook, Joads suffered from illness, border guard harassment, and the loss of family members. But they continue their trek. When they get to California, they discover it is much less mystical than they imagined. Employment is scarce and pay is poor that makes survival even more difficult. Employee motivation is poor because they feel unappreciated. In spite of this, the family is inventive and persistent, owing to the fact that they have few other options left.
The Grapes of Wrath audiobook examines American society, the Depression-era economy, and the difficulties experienced by immigrants. These difficulties include the acquisition of farms by wealthy individuals and bankers, as well as poverty-related despair, crime, famine, and death. In The Grapes of Wrath audiobook free, Steinbeck also discusses the loss of authenticity. Finally, Steinbeck explores the negative outcome of a civilization that prioritizes self-interest and profit over humanity.
Though The Grapes of Wrath audiobook free is a fiction novel, the Joads’ trip is based on true events during the 1930s Dust Bowl Migration. Blue-collar, largely white families from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas came west in the quest for better possibilities. Working-class families, such as the Joads, suffered low earnings and intermittent work when they arrived in California. This was essentially due to an excess of immigrants and a lack of available job opportunities.
John Steinbeck and Robert Demott wrote The Grapes of Wrath 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 humour and strong social awareness.” Steinbeck 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 Of Mice and Men.
Robert Demott, the only child of James and Colletta Demott, was born on November 22, 1943, in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is a writer, scholar, and editor from the United States. In 1969, Demott began his academic career at Ohio University as an associate professor of American literature. He co-edited the Back Door, a poetic journal with Smith in 1969. Demott’s primary research interest is author John Steinbeck. He has written multiple books and over seventy articles and essays about Steinbeck. He also received the Pulitzer Prize in 1939 for The Grapes of Wrath and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.
The narrator of The Grapes of Wrath audiobook is Dylan Baker. Other audiobooks that Dylan Baker has also narrated are Steve Jobs, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Flash Boys.
The length of The Grapes of Wrath audiobook is 21 hours and1 minute.
Penguin Audio published The Grapes of Wrath audiobook on 06/15/11.