While the Audible's version *is* a cleaned-up (obscenity-free) version, the performance by Campbell Scott is amazing. The voices and the fluency with languages he has certainly makes up for the lack of original curse words.
Excellent book and excellent reading!!
Its my first war book. What is great about this book is in simple human way by looking into the mind of protagonist...and without taking sides...it brings out the futility of war even when fought in the name justice where no side can really claim to be on right side. The writing style of hemmungway has always impressed me with short sentences and descriptive detailing.
Just finished the longest of Hemingway's novels. It's wonderfully rich in words, imagery and story - and John Donne's premise. A great war story and a great love story. Listening to it is so much more satisfying than watching the movie, with apologies to Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper, a much older version of Robert Jordan. This is Hemingway at his mature best.
The performance was dull, monotonous, and painful to listen to. After the 20th chapter, hours I will never get back, I had to make it stop. I couldn't tell if it story, or the performance that was boring, but doesn't matter. Horrible experience.
Meh, well written, interesting, and likely a very accurate depiction of life during guerrilla conflicts, but also a little tedious and dream of at times.
this was the very first Hemingway I have ever listened to. the narrator did a fantastic job. I will admit, I feel for Robert Jordan :)
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.