The Long Valley

Written by:
John Steinbeck
Narrated by:
Holter Graham

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2012
8 hours 10 minutes
A Penguin Classic

First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here are the O. Henry Prize-winning story “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” perhaps Steinbeck’s most challenging story, both personally and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the classic tales of “The Red Pony.” With an introduction and notes by John H. Timmerman.

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Get to know the Salinas Valley area by attending the air show held there each October and visiting the local historical areas. You’ll feel Steinbeck is watching over and embracing everyone. This book is a must read!

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Thomas Little

The Long Valley has a starts slow, however draws you in.

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John Wilgis

Steinbeck is timeless! I was visiting Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West and this was on his book shelf. I hadn't read it before and thought I would give it a try through AudioBooks. Super! A timeless collection of short stories. These stories can still carry the reader away to a timeless place of a lost generation. Glad I listened! jw

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