Down To A Soundless Sea

Thomas Steinbeck follows in his father's footsteps with his debut collection of stories.

Set in California from the turn of the century to the 1930s, they are steeped in the rich culture of Monterey County, where Steinbeck traces the fates and dreams of an eccentric cast of characters.

Read by William Hope Abridged by Libby Spurrier Produced by Anne-Marie Cole

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01The Night Guide2003031020040620

Thomas Steinbeck follows in his father's footsteps with his debut collection of stories.

Set in California from the turn of the century to the 1930s, they are steeped in the rich culture of Monterey County, where Steinbeck traces the fates and dreams of an eccentric cast of characters.

Read by William Hope Abridged by Libby Spurrier Produced by Anne-Marie ColeLittle Frank has a Native Indian mother and a settler father, but it's his mother's extraordinary gifts which help him save her life.

Read by William Hope.

02Unbecoming Grace Part One2003031120040627

In those rugged days the Monterey coast shouldered more than its fair allotment of scoundrels, but even among this callous fraternity there was one character who was rigorously shunned.

03Unbecoming Grace Part Two2003031220040704

As Doc Roberts mounts the front porch, he hears the old man swearing up a storm.

To use such language with a woman is unforgivable.

04Blighted Cargo2003031320040711

Simon Gutierez O'Brian begins a new career as a blackleg smuggler.

Not just a common contrabandist of uncustomed rotgut, but a bootlegger of souls.

05 LASTThe Dark Watcher2003031420040718

On a bluff above the road overlooking the Pacific, mounted on his black horse, stands professor Gill's private nightmare.