The accents used throughout the book made it the most enjoyable book I've listened to so far!!
I got lucky and selected "For Whom the Bell Tolls" to listen to before this book. Had I picked "A Farewell to Arms" first, it is unlikely I would have ever selected FWTBT. This book is as bad as FWTBT is great. Everything great about FWTBT is missing from this book, all the way down the the narrarator, who is at least partly responsible for ruining this book. There is barely a story line, and even less character development.The dialog is plodding, and the visual imagry is barren. I'm not a literature scholar, but I can't see why this book is considered written art. I so loved "For Whom the Bell Tolls", I was astonished Hemingway could write this clunker. Chose something else.
Only people who would be willing to read the book instead of listening. The Narrator is Awful. Couldn't get past the first chapter. Wish I could return it for a credit
Couldn't finish because I did not enjoy the narrator. Guess I'll just read it
I finally gave up on reading this I tried downloading and listening on the cloud but, every it consistently kept skipping. I tried to follow it as long as I could but, finally gave up. Too bad I really love Ernest Hemmingway and want to read all his novels.
Not sure but, he was not the best. Too monotone
This is the second book I have tried listening to where the playback was so poor I gave up.
Narrator had great accents, but would let his voice fall at the end of sentences for dramatic effect. Or if the characters were whispering, putting the book at full volume still made me strain to hear. I'm 23.
Interested in bicycles, airplanes, SCUBA diving and navigating life.
The vocal performance by John Slattery was the best I've heard, and well suited to the material. I'd wanted to read this for some time and put it off, because war. I only decided to buy it because it was an opportunity to have Roger Sterling read me a bedtime story. I quickly got hooked and even listened during workouts. So much goes unsaid in this heartbreaking work, which made the emotional ending hit me like a freight train in the night.