Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2002, 1952.
22 compact discs (25 hrs.) Unabridged fiction
Performed by Richard Poe.
Adam and Charles Trask are raised by their stern father to become soldiers. But even as boys, they are at war. Adam's gentle passivity enrages the fiercely competitive Charles, who is sure his father favors Adam. Cathy Ames is beautiful but amoral; she uses the world to get what she wants. When Adam falls under her spell, she becomes a force that will poison both brothers and the future generations of two families.