Loved the story, the narrative and the performance.
I've never read Hemingway,but now I feel like he's one of my favorites.
What a powerful story
I did enjoy this audiobook, as I though it was a great, engaging novel. But I am writing this review to address the several reviews I have seen here which accuse the publisher of somehow cleaning up or sanitizing the rough language in the original work. This is not true. Hemingway chose to use substitutes for obscenities himself, like actually using the word "obscenity" (e.g. "go obscenity thyself") or terms like "milk of thy father". This version is completely true to the original work!
If this is Hemmingways best work , guess I'm done with him. I think Audible has done a great disservice to the book by calling it unabridged and then censoring profanity! Bad enough that it's written in English, Spanish and French, without the intervention of censorship, to confuse the listener more!
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.