Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. (If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!) In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way. Each episode features Endnotes by Ted Schwartz, a segment with interesting facts about the author.

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"The Pearl" by John Steinbeck

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Host: Frank Lavallo

Readers: Scott & Ildi Rich

Endnotes: Ted Schwartz

Author: John Steinbeck

Year of Publication: 1947

Plot: A man finds a pearl in his attempt to provide for his sick son, but greed and corruption play a hand in the outcome of his success.

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