The narrator of this book was incredible, reading nice and clear while giving the characters the accent of their native land. As much as I hate to say this about a book, the reader was the best part of this experience. It was really a shame that someone with his talent wasted over 8 hours of reading on something this bland.
If I had to choose, I'd pick the drunken robots Hemingway chose for his characters. They're all bland spoken drunks who all seem to have the same conversation over and over.
The last sentence because the torture was over
I would have scrapped the book entirely.
The only thing that could make this a classic is its age. I'd rather read a dictionary for a story. This "story" had a slow progression only because Hemingway repeated details of the least importance constantly. He probably cared more about getting paid by the word than making a good story. The romance was unappealing and somewhat sexist. The first paragraph of this book is the same sentence repeated in a different way. Despite being in a war, there was no action. When people are killed the tone remains the same. I felt nothing towards any part of this book. Biggest waste of time. -10/10
Yes, the reader was good, the story absorbing
I'm writing this review several months after I listened to it - nothing particularly stands out.
I cried at certain points
Very masterful work by Hemingway - typical existential theme Hemingway employs in most of his works. Definitely recommend for those that appreciate literary masterpieces.
Absolutely wonderful performance by the reader on a classic. I just don't know whether to cry or linger in disbelief at Hemingway's audacious attempt to convey meaning in such an engaging story.