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  • East of Eden

  • Written by: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy of its reputation

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-16

Interesting and a great illustration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

The book itself is filled with imagery of good and evil. Richard Poe did a great narration that I held on to for 25hrs. Only con is that a lot of effort was put into the story line of Kate and Charles and they didn’t have a good ending.