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...


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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
Read full review

- Del


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

- Katee

Book Details

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