John Steinbeck’s work The Grapes of Wrath was released in 1939 and is an American realism fiction. The novel was nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was mentioned significantly when Steinbeck was given the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Don’t miss it out right now on Free Audiobooks Online!
The Grapes of Wrath audiobook may galvanize and outrage your heart
Imagine being forced to flee your own nation because it has become a wasteland due to a decade of dust storms? Imagine having nowhere to go except crossing the desert in the hopes of finding a future after your past was obliterated by human failure, avarice, and environmental irresponsibility. Imagine not being welcomed when you arrive, with little more than the contents of your family vehicle…
The Grapes of Wrath audiobook follows’s story is set during the Great Depression and follows the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers who have been forced out of their Oklahoma home by drought, economic difficulties, agricultural industry changes, and bank foreclosures. The Joads, like thousands of other “Okies” seeking work, land, dignity, and a future, headed out for California due to their seemingly dismal predicament, which was exacerbated by their being imprisoned in the Dust Bowl.
For a brief time, you view the world through the eyes of the turtle, and you understand how the characters’ disregard for nature is part of a broader phenomena that leads to their own demise. Later, when Steinbeck discusses how farmers can no longer afford to feel and react to nature, he emphasizes that they are essentially scientists dealing with nitrogen and machine operators dealing with tractors. However, he claims that after the “wonder” is passed, humans are doomed. And, of course, The Grapes of Wrath audiobook is all about the fatal nature of the dust bowl, and how we got there, he claims, was via this type of moral disintegration.
Family saga, social study, historical document, political stance, ethical statement on compassion and greed – it’s all there, but hidden beneath the masterfully crafted story, which has its own quality beyond the message on the basic needs and concerns of poor, vulnerable people without protective networks. Another example of a moral collapse at work may be seen in the great section about the vehicle sellers discussing how to defraud consumers. Other elements, such as greed, capitalism, and deception, are also used to hinder human progress. The Grapes of Wrath audiobook, a courageous, furious piece that brims with the notion that it doesn’t have to be this way—that people may choose to be kind as well as cruel. Something needs to change since, for the most part, the design and logic of cruelty gives no relief or joy to the majority of people.
“Our people are good people; our people are kind people. Pray God some day kind people won’t all be poor. Pray God some day a kid can eat.
And the associations of owners knew that some day the praying would stop.
And there’s the end.”
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