Tortilla Flat

Written by:
John Steinbeck
Narrated by:
John McDonough

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2011
7 hours 3 minutes
'Steinbeck is an artist; and he tells stories of these lovable thieves and adulterers with a gentle and poetic purity of heart and of prose.'--New York Herald Tribune

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur's castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging--men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude. As Steinbeck chronicles their deeds--their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking--he spins a tale as compelling and ultimately as touched by sorrow as the famous legends of the Round Table, which inspired him.
Profile Avatar
Tony S.

Humorous and entertaining book. Very well written and read.

Profile Avatar

Friendships recalled remain when memories fade.

Profile Avatar
Sabra G.

It’s a classic. Not an exciting one.

Profile Avatar
Larry M.

Very rich, warm, and comforting tale of a non luxurious life in Northern California. A compelling story that exposes all of the emotions and stimulates the senses. Well worth the listen.

Profile Avatar
Phil G.

Superb narration of a book that IMHO did not rise to the quality of other Steinbeck books.

Profile Avatar
Greg Reese

well written and well read. A real treat to read along with and equally rewarding listening.

1 book added to cart
View Cart