East of Eden

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (25.47 hours)
Product Number: Z3423
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449883928
Narrator/s: Richard Poe
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Written in his later years, Steinbeck's novel follows the intertwined affairs of two families in southern California. As the saga unfolds, it also becomes a retelling of two powerful stories from Genesis: the fall of Adam and Eve, and the rivalry of Cain and Abel. Steinbeck crafted East of Eden as a profound allegory and considered it, besides Grapes of Wrath, his most important work.


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East of Eden
Product Number: BX00002130
Product Number:C2377
Product Number:Z3423

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All formats/editions

Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number C2377
Released: Aug 28, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402566486
Author(s): John Steinbeck
Product Number EB00388574
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781440631320

Professional reviews

"Richard Poe's performance of EAST OF EDEN, John Steinbeck's allegory of Cain and Abel, is a masterpiece. Although not the critical success of some of Steinbeck's other works, this is a title that every audiobook aficionado should experience. The novel is about characters, and about "character," which Poe clearly understands. He reads as though inhabiting the psyches of the two generations of Trask men around whom the story revolves: Charles and Adam, and Caleb and Aron. Where Poe truly excels, however, is with his portrayals of other key figures, in particular, Lee, the Trasks' loyal servant, friend, and confidante, and Cathy Ames, whom Adam marries, only to be betrayed in more than biblical ways. The book is long but moves at a surprisingly brisk pace for such a dense yet thoroughly accessible work. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award; 2004 Audie Award Winner (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"