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ISBN: 0142429244
Author: Jerry Farden,John Steinbeck
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (June 29, 2011)
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
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John Steinbeck (Author), Jerry Farden (Reader).

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A Penguin Classic In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that. By John Steinbeck Read by Jerry Farden. Part of Penguin Audio Classics. Category: Literary Fiction Fiction Classics Historical Romance.

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Слушайте Sweet Thursday (автор: John Steinbeck, Jerry Farden) бесплатно 30 дней в течении пробного периода. Слушайте аудиокниги без ограничений в веб-браузере или на устройствах iPad, iPhone и Android. In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that is just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears-from Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.

John Ernst Steinbeck was an American author, who wrote 27 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row, and epic East of Eden. In the 1930s and 1940s, Ed Ricketts strongly influenced Steinbeck's writing. Steinbeck frequently took small trips with Ricketts along the California coast to give himself time off from his writing and to collect biological specimens, which Ricketts sold for a living

Introduction by. Robert demott. Published by the Penguin Group.

JOHN STEINBECK (1902-1968) was born in Salinas, California, in 1902, and grew up in a fertile agricultural valley about twenty-five miles from the Pacific coast-and both valley and coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. In 1919 he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses until he left in 1925 without a degree. Introduction by. Penguin Group (USA) In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, .

Written by John Steinbeck, Audiobook narrated by Jerry Farden. The Wayward Bus. By: John Steinbeck, Gary Schamhorst - introduction. Narrated by: Richard Poe. Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins.

This might explain why Sweet Thursday is on much more sober footing than Steinbeck's previous literary excursions to Monterey, California; rather than loosely connected vignettes connected to a party, this is more of a fully-formed novel, with a doggone romance as its centerpiece. In a prologue, Steinbeck indulges in a delightful Published in 1954, John Steinbeck's sequel to Cannery Row arrived nine years after its predecessor and directly followed the monumental world building of East of Eden.

Narrated by Jerry Farden. A postwar continuation of Cannery Row, every bit as juicy and relaxed as the original. This is comedy-bawdy, sentimental, and good fun. The Atlantic.

Sweet Thursday Audiobook by John Steinbeck Read by Jonathan Farley.

3 MB. 1 - Ch. 1 -What Happened in Between (Jerry Farden). Sweet Thursday Audiobook by John Steinbeck Read by Jonathan Farley. Thanx for checking it out. Doc thanx you enjoy the hijinks ~ KmCrct.

A sequel to the enormously popular Cannery Row, 'Sweet Thursday' recreates its bawdy, high-spirited world of bums, drunks and hookers, telling the story of what happened to everyone after the war.


Always thought to be the weak-sister sequel to "Cannery Row". Well, I don't think so. Read that one just before this one and this is just a better novel. Maybe "Cannery Row" is a greater achievement (maybe) but this is just a better novel. The plotting is better, there's more dramatic tension and, Lord knows, you care much more about the characters. Steinbeck scholars seem to look badly on anything he wrote that didn't have great angst and didn't feature poor helpless people living poor helpless lives. They seem to ignore the fact that he was extremely funny and, once in a while, could give us a novel that wasn't totally bleak. This is a masterful piece of writing and, boy, was Steinbeck a master. The boy could put words together. But perhaps the real reason this is a great novel is that there may be no better love letter to a dead friend, giving his story the ending it deserved, not the ending he got.
Though I liked Cannery Row better, this was still an enjoyable, fun read. It is Cannery Row after the war with some major character changes. Despite the "new people" they are still quirky as only Steinbeck's people can be. There is a long, informative introduction about this novel with information one would expect from a good literature class which helped the reader to understand where Steinbeck was coming from when he wrote this book. In reality, he was grieving the death of his dear friend Doc Rickets so he wrote a happy ending wherein Doc finds love and rides off into the sunset (so to speak).

I'm happy that I read it and recommend other Steinbeck fans who haven't read it to do so. It rounds out Cannery Row and its unique denizens.
This is a follow-up to Cannery Row and that is what makes it special. Also have to enjoy reading Steinbeck to enjoy this book. I loved it. Gave it to a granddaughter who made a request for "books that grandaddy thought were great books." These 2 came out on his 10 best list, but he loves Steinbeck. Good summer reading for anybody.
This is my husbands favorite book, and I got him this replacement because his previous copy was all worn out. He actually told me he loved this book better because the letters are a little bigger. What can I say its a must read not only because it is a classic but also of the unforgettable characters and setting.
Once again Steinbeck connects the thread of human mettle, wits and ingenuity in this sequel to Cannery Row.

Ten years later there are some new faces among the impecunious inhabitants of cannery row but Mack and Doc take center stage along with bumbling, obtuse Hazel, brothel owner Fauna, Suzy the new girl in town, along with a kaleidoscope of other indigent personalities.
What to do about Doc's depression brings everyone together in this crafty heartfelt pleasantry.

Honesty, kindness and sincerity prevail...a simple character story with spirit and emotions of the human fabric.
This book is profoundly dependent on its predecessor, "Cannery Row"; it is not even a sequel, it is an integral but unenhancing part of Cannery Row. It is clumsy, unwieldy and distractingly contrived, but at the same time engaging inspite of its being like a "mind candy" novella. Yet, I found it peculiarly engaging and worked my way over Steinway's contrived, unlikely place of abode, the boiler and the almost spectre-like residents of the Palace Flophouse.
And what about the peculiar character like Joseph and Mary/ Patron? What kind of literary gimmick is that? Steinway made these colorful, flawed, heartwarming characters residing in a depressed coastal burg into noble saints/angels. But for all its flaws, I liked it, read it through and was glad I spent the time living in Cannery Row and the events and sequelae of Sweet Thursday.
How easy it seems to come to John Steinbeck...I can picture him typing away on his old typewriter, and majically producing these rich, rich stories that have "it" all. The townfolk of Cannery Row continue to grow without becoming stale. A perfect union of old characters introduced in the preceding books, _Tortilla Flat_ and _Cannery Row_ meet a new assortment of equally compelling personalities. His talent is evident in the concise revealing of these people. Humanity, love, and the fragile bonds that connect all sorts together makes for a rich broth that he serves up to the reader. Nothing is left out, he is incredibly sensitive, vulnerable, and compassionate in describing his characters. Just as well, he is hysterically funny and original. It is quite simply, a movie in your mind when you read these 3 books. Crisp and absolute, I can "see" everything he has written and it is one of the best movies I have ever had the pleasure to view!!
Steinbeck keeps the original Palace Flophouse alive, but now, sadly, it is occupied by the post war survivors. One of the beds is a virtual memorial to one of the boys. No one is allowed to sit on the bed, and everything is left the way it was when he left. Especially, because he is presumed dead, they hold out all hope and respect for his return. The "boys" slowly return from war, reunite and again, become the essence of Cannery Row.
Mack, the man in charge of the Flophouse, presides over the Palace on his street skills and hustling abilities, of which he is duly recognized and respected by all. Most of his attention, if not to the boys, is to "Doc" and the constant attempts to reward and recognize Doc for all that he has done for the boys, and all the "down and outs" on Cannery Row.
Doc, usually the strong, wise and controlled, meets his mid-life crisis ( for loss of a better description of his angst.) He returns from the war to his Biological Lab, which is in total disarray from the mismanagement of the person he left in charge. His return and shock in finding the conditions of his lab are the catalyst for the initiation of his self doubt and relentless introspection. A man from days before the war, he was content to collect biological specimens, preserve them, and reward himself with the pint of beer. All in town knew of his habits, his schedule and his goals. His self doubts create a disturbing equation to his life and the Cannery Row folk feel his unease and seek resolution. He ultimately confronts his loneliness with the attention and intervention of all the inhabitants in Cannery Row. All contribute opinions, astrological forecasts and speculations. Those that hold debts of gratitude are many, for he is a man that extends himself to all in need. Be it a man ill, he is the healer. Be it a person in disability, he is their ability. Not a man to be self-serving, he is their rock and their stability. Without him, they are all vulnerable to the nightmares they each dream at night. And, so, Doc, without any ill intention, allows all to see his infortune, his dis-ease, his vulnerability. He expresses his fear of failure, and his desire to write a scientific paper about the behavior of octopuses. He feels how important it is to his soul that this paper is written, and those who love him understand this priority. Enter into the turmoil, is a woman named Suzy. A young girl abused by her family into leaving her home, she steps off the bus to find a future in Monterey. More than a few people take her under their wing, and she becomes a treasure worth fighting for. Doc struggles with his pretensions, lust and love, all of it yet another stew to stir and dwell on. He is stunned by everything. He isn't acting predictably. The town watches, consults, and agonizes. Can they help Doc? What is wrong with Doc? The pulse of the town beats with the need to solve the puzzle. It seems to affect everything, yet compared to other towns, it has it's own unique difficulty. Really, it isn't so bad, after all, it could have Pacific Grove's agony with no monarch butterflies making their annual show.
Such unusual behavior is interpreted by the simple minded "boys" with great fear, for his well-being is inherent to them all. His discomfort is their discomfort. His joy, their joy. If he is joyless, or at a loss, so are they. What comes of this is their responsibility. They must change the world to accomodate the need for equanimity. They feel the ultimate need to produce this for their beloved friend, Doc. In this need, the story produces the joys and sorrows so perfectly and elegantly delivered by John Steinbeck.

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