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eBook Down to a Soundless Sea: Stories ePub

by Jeff Harding,Thomas Steinbeck

  • ISBN: 1590864336
  • Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Jeff Harding,Thomas Steinbeck
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged library edition (October 1, 2002)
  • ePub book: 1425 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1753 kb
  • Other: lrf mbr rtf txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 274

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Down to a Soundless Sea book. The audiobook is read with excellent intonation and voicing by Jeff Harding. Stories are presented with appropriate humor, pathos, and irony.

Down to a Soundless Sea book. Here is a fiction debut that is cause for celebration. Variations in phrasing and pitch let the reader know immediately who is speaking. If you’ve read John Steinbeck and like the historical fiction aspect of his work-or if you’re curious about his son’s work-or if you want to know more about the history of the Monterey area in easy-to-assimilate short stories, pick up this book for a fine read.

Down to a Soundless Sea: Stories (Ballantine Reader's Circle). by Thomas Steinbeck and Jeff Harding. Down to a Soundless Sea resonates with the rich history and culture of California, recalling vivid details of life in Monterey County from the turn of the century through the 1930s.

He had paused in his presentation of an article by Dr. Herbert Nash on aboriginal commonalities as they pertained to the indigenous coastal peoples of California. His restless students took the hint. and stopped their fidgeting when he paused in his reading and iced them with an expression of profound disapproval. His pupils bent every effort to stop squirming, but it was beyond expectation. This was their last class, on the last day of school before the commencement of their 1933 summer recess. San Jose was a beautiful campus set in a landscape of abundance.

Down To A Soundless Sea by Thomas Steinbeck, son of the California literary legend, John. A collection of seven (which must be a magic number) short stories, all of which takes place in Big Sur. A limited geography with unlimited stories to tell. It was with some embarrassment that I read The Dark Watcher and determined that anyone related to the famous can have a book published.

Down to a soundless sea. by. Thomas Steinbeck. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on August 19, 2014.

Thomas Myles Steinbeck (August 2, 1944 – August 11, 2016) was a screenwriter, photographer .

Thomas Myles Steinbeck (August 2, 1944 – August 11, 2016) was a screenwriter, photographer, and journalist. He published numerous works of fiction, including short stories and novels. He was the elder son of American novelist John Steinbeck. At the age of 58, Steinbeck published his first book, Down to a Soundless Sea (2002), a series of short stories based upon the original settlers of Big Sur, California, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Down to a Soundless Sea Thomas Steinbeck A Reader’s Guide An Interview with Thomas Steinbeck. A: The fact that all the stories in the book concern people who once lived in the Big Sur was no accident, but the location was by no means chosen as a literary device. Though I would not fault a reader for coming to that conclusion. In truth, the microcosmic aspect of the completed work didn’t occur to me until after I’d finished the manuscript. These are inspiring stories about hardy individuals who confront hardship, loss . Thomas Steinbeck has found his own voice, and his own word. f Down to a Soundless Sea was written by John Smith, it would be worth picking up, and reading. These are inspiring stories about hardy individuals who confront hardship, loss, and the potent power of nature with remarkable fortitude and grace. A notable addition to the Steinbeck legacy, this collection is enthusiastically recommended. The storie. ave a rhythm and tone apart from most contemporary writing. Steinbeck’s writing has a plain, simple but specific voice.

ISBN 13: 978-0-345-45867-4. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Need help? Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. In the Shadow of the Cypress. Stories. In seven stories, Steinbeck traces the fates and dreams of an eccentric cast of characters, from sailors and ranchers, to doctors and immigrants-as each struggles to carve out a living in the often inhospitable environment of rocky cliffs, crashing surf, and rough patches of land along the California coast and the Big Sur. In Blind Luck, a wayward orphan finds his calling at sea, only to learn that life must concede to the whims of authority and the ravages of nature.

Here is a fiction debut that is cause for celebration. Growing up in a family that valued the art of storytelling and the power of oral history, Thomas Steinbeck now follows in his father's footsteps with a brilliant story collection. Down to a Soundless Sea resonates with the rich history and culture of California, recalling vivid details of life in Monterey County from the turn of the century through the 1930s. Steinbeck accomplishes an amazing feat: His stories have the feel of classic literature, but his haunting voice, forceful narrative drive, and dazzling imagery are unmistakably his own. In seven stories, Steinbeck traces the fates and dreams of an eccentric cast of characters, from sailors and ranchers to doctors and immigrants - as each struggles to carve out a living in the often inhospitable environment of rocky cliffs, crashing surf, and rough patches of land along the California coast.

Comments

Chuynopana Chuynopana
I'm a big fan of John Steinbeck so I wanted to read his son's book. Thom was (he died recently late 2016) a good writer and all the stories but one were interesting dealing with the same geography as his father northern California. I recommended it to my wife so maybe that says something
Rollers from Abdun Rollers from Abdun
Ballantine isn't a small publishing house, but few would have bothered with a book of short stories.

Down To A Soundless Sea by Thomas Steinbeck, son of the California literary legend, John. A collection of seven (which must be a magic number) short stories, all of which takes place in Big Sur. A limited geography with unlimited stories to tell. Steinbeck is every bit the writer that his father was, and it was better that the son waited until he was absolutely ready before he tossed his fate upon the fickle tastes of the reading public. This book is a gem and like all good things, was worth the wait.
Grokinos Grokinos
A FANTASTIC ADVENTURE
Nawenadet Nawenadet
It was a great read. I live in the area written about so I could really see the places he talked about. I felt I was there. It touched my heart.
Leniga Leniga
great reading just as with John Steinbeck
Gogul Gogul
It was with some embarrassment that I read The Dark Watcher and determined that anyone related to the famous can have a book published. Mr. Steinbeck is credited as a literature instructor, yet he uses the first and last name of his character in almost every paragraph, which I was told not to do in primary school. The names of Monterey area towns populate the story like a free map from the chamber of commerce. He should just throw his history notebook along with retold family stories away and try writing anew from his imagination.
Early Waffle Early Waffle
I'm perhaps generous with my stars, but I'm reviewing this so highly based on the merits of the stories and their vividness of place. At times it feels like Steinbeck is trying too hard. His writing style is complex and at times overburdened with adjectives. But, by golly, he does know how to write a wry metaphor (among many other gifts). His stories are MEMORABLE - and by turns wise, sad, and funny. I'll remember each story - vividly.

I don't know much about the setting of these yarns (feeling a bit of the throwback vibe of the locales) but have an interest in sea stories as well as distant family connections to the area around Carmel. Those are reasons I picked up the book. I wasn't disappointed.

One of the greatest risks in committing to a book is wondering whether the author's sensitivity will be worth the time and emotional investment. It quickly became apparent that I could trust Steinbeck's intentions - not only as a writer, but as a person and explicator of human nature and human experience. He's wise and compassionate - in spades. Read this book.
Someone in my extended family left this book at my place, and I was thrilled to find it--this is one of the best books of short stories I've ever read. I grew up just north of Steinbeck country and I love the way each story ties into the Big Sur area in some way. The author's introduction adds more to the stories than any other introduction I have read, because he makes it clear that his stories are based on the storytelling traditions of the Salinas and Monterey area. Thomas Steinbeck knew a lot of these people's descendants, and one story was passed own about his own father's experience on the coast. I'm so glad I found this book!