The Winter of Our Discontent

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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Imprint: Classics Library
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: C00171
Released: Nov 10, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464001703
Narrator/s: David Aaron Baker
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John Steinbeck is revered for his classic, uniquely American works of fiction. The Winter of Our Discontent features Ethan Allen Hawley, formerly of the New England aristocracy but now a humble grocery clerk. Inspiring little but resentment in his wife and daughters, Ethan nevertheless does his utmost to live an honest life. Every man, however, has his breaking point, and Ethan risks his integrity and much more as he embarks on what he hopes will be a path back to wealth and privilege.

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The Winter of Our Discontent
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Product Number:C00171
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number Z04220
Released: May 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464001857
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Product Number EB00401402
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781440638671

Professional reviews

"As its title suggests, the last completed novel of Steinbeck echoes themes from Shakespeare's RICHARD III. The novel takes place in small New Baytown, a community that prides itself on its heritage. For Ethan Allen Hawley, however, the future holds the key to success. The listener follows Ethan down a path of corruption as he strives for his conception of the American dream. David Aaron Baker's calm, measured narration sounds friendly and familiar. He accomplishes a superb portrayal of Ethan, giving flawless intonation to a character whose sarcasm and honesty often intermingle. Baker's vocal characterizations are convincing whether he is portraying the flirtatious Margie Young-Hunt or the belligerent town drunk, Danny Taylor. Baker's consistency throughout renders a strong overall performance. D.M.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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