Written by Ernest Hemingway, Audiobook narrated by William Hurt. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today! First time visiting Audible? Get this. Listen to Sun Also Rises audiobook by Ernest Hemingway. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest. Simultaneously releasing with the 80th anniversary paperback edition, Hemingway's first great novel makes its regal debut in an all-new, unabridged recording.
Cancel anytime. The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Published posthumously inA Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F.
Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.
Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who throng the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.
First published innine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer, a man much like Hemingway himself. Beginning in the s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson, from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II.
Hemingway is at his mature best in this beguiling tale. The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. His second major venture into nonfiction after Death in the Afternoon, Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife, Pauline, journeyed in December of Hemingway's well-known interest in - and fascination with - big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip.
This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal Brokeback Mountain.
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Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise.
A profound study of the romantic concept of character - lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative. First published inMen Without Women represents some of Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these 14 stories, Hemingway begins to examine the themes that would occupy his later works: the casualties of war, the often uneasy relationship between men and women, sport and sportsmanship.
Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.
But his real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch As well as he could then. The writer was, of course, Ernest Hemingway. The place was the Michigan of his boyhood, where he remembered himself as Nick Adams.
The now-famous "Nick Adams" stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent - a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life. This definitive audio collection, read by Stacy Keach, traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style - from the plain bald language of his first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude.
These stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the 20th century. While he was the curator of the CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, a longtime military intelligence expert, began to discover tantalizing clues that suggested Ernest Hemingway's involvement in the Second World War was much more complex and dangerous than has been previously understood. Probably the most famous of Edith Wharton's novels, Ethan Frome contrasts sharply with her usual ironic contemplation of the fashionable New York society to which she herself belonged and whose strengths and weaknesses she understood so well.
Ethan Frome is a keenly-etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a 19th-century New England village.
At the heart of this novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner lets each family member, including Addie, and others along the way tell their private responses to Addie's life. Chicago, Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.
It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published inThe Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose His foreign accents are abominable. Even his performance of the main character is completely flat. Frankly, I didn't even finish listening because the accents were so distracting!
Wished I had read rather than listened. Very weak narration as compared to other audible books.
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Hemingway no problem Weak acting. I'm sorry but William Hurt hurts this novel. He does fine with the dialogue passages which makes sense i guess as an actor, but his voice and bored rendition of the narrative passages is just plain poor.
At times as he's reading it seemed that he was seeing the text for the first time, his emphasis and inflection is off all over the place. This is a great novel and I wish they would get the reading by Adams that Books on Tape had that I bought the cassettes of years ago.
Much better reading. Adams did many of EH's novels and did them well, and though then I may have wished for variety in voices, I'd take those now. Nice idea to have distinctive voices for EH, but you need some more dynamic readers, not ones that sound bored by the project.
Donald Sutherland is a great actor, but a terrible reader of Old Man. Ernest Hemmingway - yes. William Hurt - never again. Such a boing performance. I've read this story 2 times and thought I'd try listening to my once favorite story. Almost abandoned listening to the story multiple times.
No tone change in the character's voice. It was like listening to a teenager tell a story he really doesn't want to tell.
Monotone and boooreing! The story is fantastic. Any additional comments? If you're a fan of Ernest Hemmingway, stick to the printed version of this book and try For Whom the Bell Tolls in audio version. People who unreservedly love William Hurt.
The Sun Also Rises
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sun Also Rises? Giving up and turning the awful droning off. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Hurt? I cant stay awake through the "Hurt" I realize there are all different tastes and people prefer different narrational styles.
However William Hurt to my ears is so painfully flat, droning, and lacking any real character depth in his narration as to make this book listenable. I have had this book for over 6 months and have tried to listen to is many times without success. This is very rare for me to be unable to listen to a story especially a well written story due to the narrator.
I have narrators I prefer not to listen to Scott Brick however I still managed to listen through a 40 hour book The Company multiple times in the years it has been in my library. This book however is possibly the first time in my 15 years as an Audible subscriber I can't manage to finish to a book I purchased. Hell I doubt I have managed to stay awake through more than the first couple of hours. As for who to read this story, I would say Campbell Scott.
He did a fantastic job on For Whom the Bell Tolls. For me Campbell Scott just gets the Hemingway pacing, cool and tonality. What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Hugely disappointed by the monotone narration. Such a waste of a good story and a credit. Listen to the sample very carefully, It doesn't get any better and probably gets much worse. Would you consider the audio edition of The Sun Also Rises to be better than the print version?
William Hurt's bizarre phrasing of the narrative portions was a Major distraction. His rendering of Spanish and French accents was very good, but Bret's English accent was truly bizarre. The bullfights, beautifully, graphically, tragically described mirrored the encounters of the main characters, always coming closer to each other, to love or to fight, and then backing away, a tangled dance like that of matador and bull, dodging, feinting, charging and ending, not in death, but still with a sense of tragedy.
Not ever. Narrator seems unmotivated by the story and so was I.
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Not sure why this is a classic. Maybe better in text. This is possibly the best audio book I have ever listened to. William Hurt's narration is masterful bordering on dramatization but never losing touch with the classic Hemingway prose. This is one of those rare books that I did not want to end.