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The Moon Is Down

John Steinbeck

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Description:

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside--and betrayal born within the close-knit community. Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germanyâ's power, this masterful fable uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war--and about human nature. Steinbeck's self-described "celebration of the durability of democracy" had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. Despite Axis efforts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere possession of the book was punishable by death), The Moon Is Down was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Italian, and Russian; hundreds of thousands of copies circulated throughout Europe, making it by far the most popular piece of propaganda under the occupation. Few literary works of our time have demonstrated so triumphantly the power of ideas in the face of cold steel and brute force.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

3h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:37