No, once is enough.
The historical perspective and psychology of the characters . . . although both were pretty naive.
Great Story Teller!
It's been done.
I never realized that the Title was actually a poem by John Donne. LOVED the poem!
The book is a well crafted story with developed characters and plot points. But it is a product is it's time. The self-censored dialog in particular sounds silly in an age where pop culture is full of rough street language. And the love scenes written with symbols and poetic language seem juvenile and lacking of sensuality. Still, it is a timeless classic that demonstrates the talents of its' author.
avid listener, during exercise and travel. Been doing for 30 plus years and probably will never stop. I am trying to read more recently, it requires more downtime.
Probably this book is dated. The style in which Hemingway presented the material was tedious to listen to. Not being a scholar of Hemingway I had a difficult time listening to him repeat dialogue over and over again. But I am glad that I listened to know about his style and whether or not I would enjoy it more of his books.
overall five stars
my first Hemingway as an adult
much better than expected.
It is true this is a "man's man's" book, but the emotions are deep and the writing very tight. It is nice to see Hemingway not "trying to hard" but yet still knocking it out of the park.
I now understand why Hemingway is considered such a great writer. And the narrator's performance was outstanding. The book inspires me to read more Hemingway and learn more about the Spanish Civil War.
I never gave Hemingway a chance to impress.
Will be listening to more of his work now.
The cutting insults exchanged and attributed to Spanish culture are sometimes shocking and other times halarious.
Performance was outstanding! English, Spanish, and French along with accents and gender -- all great.
If Hemingway lived through half of what he writes about his choice to end his life, while still troubling, is somehow less so.
Why we're all the expletives deleted?
Took away from Hemingway's intent and distracted from the audio presentation. Frat book, though