Was expecting so much more. Hemingway's life apparently much more interesting than his writing. Got half way and just couldn't muscle through it. Truly boring.
Reading this leaves no doubt about the greatness of Ernest Hemingway. As a native Spanish speaker I can say that his mastery of the Spanish-language end of the nuances of its expressions are truly amazing. They are dead on. His interpretation of life, love, war, idealism, goodness, evil, cruelty and compassion are spellbinding. This is must reading for every human being. I don't think there has been another man like Hemingway. And, by the way, you'll be surprised to know that I hate communist.
I live in Columbia Maryland not Columbia Moldova! I haven't turned into a Groucho Marx character yet.
Compassionate, brutal. wise--in sum unflinching realism. War is used as stage to explore the perineal issues ending in mystery.
A better ending and story.
The narrator was fine.
Disappointment and confusion on why this is considered a great book. It was quite horrible at the end.
Never reading Hemingway again.
This story has it all, bravery for a cause , love set against all the odds, and heartbreaking account of the Spanish civil war. You'd have to be heartless not to be moved by this famous book.
I had been wanting to delve into some of the classics but I've been put off by the narration. I like Campbell Scott as an actor and the smoke convinced me to give it s go. I was not disappointed! Scott adds just enough emotion to the sometimes flat affect of the protagonist. Scott provides nice accent to the snippets in French and Spanish.
The story with which I was only vaguely familiar was told with detail do gritty and precise that I was "there" with the characters. I not only "saw" what was happening, but Hemingway's prose made me "feel" the cold of night, the sun on my face, the warmth of the fire, the shaking if the ground, the beating of hearts. I had read Hemingway in high school but never appreciated the emotion he was able to evoke. Perhaps I was too young to appreciate the adult experiences--feeling of duty, loss, love, disappointment, shame, etc. this time, I felt every emotion the characters felt and that was the mastery of Hemingway.
If you think you don't like Hemingway because we "had" to read him when you were younger, I encourage you to give him another read or listen.
Good story. very interesting story line. fun to listen tp. Hemingway is an artist. The characters were very interesting.
No language censorship. I want the original, audible should label censored content as such.
I love the book, I am upset I paid for a censored narration without any such label. False listing. Ruins the experiance.
If book is censored, label it up front. I only want the original, this isnt publuc broadcast.