Travels with Charley in Search of America

Written by:
John Steinbeck
Narrated by:
Gary Sinise

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2011
7 hours 59 minutes
An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers
To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years.

With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. Along the way he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and  the unexpected kindness of strangers.
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Excellent story and writing!

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A trip in time you can ride along with. What a classic!

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So observant and incredibly still relevant 60 years after his road trip

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John Steinbecks writing brings one along for a richly described ride through America with an amusing companion of simply life. My experiences of driving coast to coast a few times were reminiscent of his, remembered fondly. This book is thoroughly enjoyable for travelers, historians, and amusement. Gary Sinise's narration captures your attention throughout. Applause!

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Jason L.

it was my first lister to a john Steinbeck book. it was good, but I expected more since he's so famous. narrator did a good job!

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Bethany K

What a delightful wonderful experience it was to enjoy this book. Steinbeck's capture of the soul of America still holds true 50+ years later. I listened to this book as I meandered through the Black Hills, Badlands, and into SW Minnesota, and I felt as though Steinbeck was there with me, seeing what I saw, experiencing how I felt.

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JP Vega

Love the app... helps me along, on my long trips. the book could be slow at times.

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Frank Pici

Great story of Steinbeck's view of America in 1960 and still relevant today, maybe more now than when he wrote it. Gary Sinise was absolutely outstanding as the narrator.

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