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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 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 84

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

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-14

I was expecting a book that would be hard to put down. Not the case. I couldn’t get attached to the characters. More time was spent describing little things and no time on major events. Maybe I’m missing something but no idea how this won awards.

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