The Pearl

  • by John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by Pepe Balderrama
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic novella about the fallacy of the American dream, THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When Kino, a poor Mexican pearl-diver, finds a magnificent pearl - 'the Pearl of the World' - he believes that all his dreams can come true. He will marry his wife in the church wearing fine new clothes, their infant son will never want for anything - least of all the medicine so recently denied to him - and the boy might one day go to school, learn to read and write. But Kino's vision of a bright future blinds him to the greed and fear the pearl arouses in his neighbours and in himself, and his shining dream begins to blacken and twist...

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An all time classic and steinbeck is a legend

yet another Truely brilliant book by a Truely brilliant author. I say READ it and or listen to a well spoken emotive audio listen
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- d

Lovely!

Really enjoyed it! A fab illustration of how greed can corrupt integrity! About how dreams and intentions can cross path! A true classic
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- Katee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2010
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK