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Travels With Charley

Lu par : Peter Marinker
Durée : 8 h et 27 min
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Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye. What he sees is a lonely, generous nation too packed with individuals for single judgements. His vision of how the world was changing, however, speaks to us warningly and prophetically through the decades.

©1962 John Steinbeck (P)2011 Hachette Digital

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  • Leo Saumure
  • 07/11/2015

A blogger way before blogs. Timeless and prophetic

What did you love best about Travels With Charley?

This was a deeply personal, immersive, humorous and lovely book to listen to! If Steinbeck were alive today, I'm sure he would be one of the foremost bloggers of our time. More often than I can recall, I found myself smiling at his stories, many times I laughed out loud as well.
What was great is the fact that the book didn't end with a cliche! I was expecting something to the effect of: I left to find America, and in the journey, I found myself.
That didn't happen, and I'm very glad of it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Steinbeck and Charley of course!

What does Peter Marinker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved hearing Peter Marinker read this book. When he was reading the deep and profound passages, he came across as solemn and thoughtful. When he was reading the humour parts, you may have expected to hear a rim-shot.
I also loved that he gave voice to the characters with feeling as well as accents. I will look for more books read by him.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book did make me laugh many times. As mentioned before, I thought much of this book could have easily been written yesterday instead of in the early 60s.

Any additional comments?

Hearing this book may make me look at more written by Steinbech. I may even read Of Mice and Men again.

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  • Tor
  • 22/02/2013

Travels with Charley.

Where does Travels With Charley rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I read Travels With Charley first when I where about 18 years old. I never forgot how good I liked this book with it's many stories from the locals in USA.

Now I'm 61 years and the bok is just as good as the first time. This book I will recommend for all readers.

Best regards
Thor Andersen
Drammen
Norway.


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  • w.a.m.
  • 23/01/2013

Nice, but also a good sleeping pill

The story is nice. I like traveling through the USA.
However I didn't dare to listen in the car while driving, because in bed after 5 minutes I was fast a sleep. It took me ages to get those few hours of listening ended.

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  • Isgrimnur
  • 20/06/2016

Eine Geschichte aus der jüngeren Vergangenheit

Schönes Audiobook über eine Reise aus der jüngeren Vergangenheit Amerikas. Schön und sehr persönlich erzählt.

3 sur 3 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

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  • Barbara Thiemeyer
  • 02/05/2019

Klassiker

Mit dieser Stimme stellt man sich Steinbeck vor... wunderbar. Die Geschichte selbst lässt noch einmal anders auf die USA blicken, weg von der großen Politik hin zu den Menschen, die dieses Land prägten. Feine Beobachtungen ...