The Moon Is Down

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.37 hours)
Product Number: Z3426
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449877941
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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At the height of Nazi Germany's power, John Steinbeck created The Moon Is Down as a "celebration of the durability of democracy." Within one year this compelling fable was made into a motion picture in the United States. In occupied countries, it was secretly translated, printed clandestinely, and circulated by the hundreds of thousands. One Sunday morning, invaders march into a peaceful village. Within minutes the military band is playing sentimental music in the square. While the stunned townspeople listen docilely, the commanding officer Colonel Lanser and his soldiers celebrate their easy victory. As the days and weeks wear on, however, the occupying force wonders who really controls the village. This remarkable novel, written to proclaim the worth and power of the individual, continues to intrigue readers around the world. Veteran narrator George Guidall's masterful rendition increases the tension and drama of this short novel that was written to be both read and performed.


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The Moon Is Down
Product Number: BX00044041
Product Number:C7153
Product Number:Z3426

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All formats/editions

Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C7153
Released: Dec 15, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449841058
Author(s): John Steinbeck
Product Number EB00401412
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781440674136
Text - Paperback
Author(s): John Steinbeck
Product Number 13168
Released: Apr 21, 2000
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Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780140187465

Professional reviews

"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. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"