William Hurt's narration really brought this book to life for me. His voice is perfect for Hemingway's blunt, direct, wry style, and he's doing a great job switching smoothly between the various characters and their accents, from American to Scotch to British. Not to mention that he knows how to pronounce French and Spanish words correctly!
I haven't been a big Hemingway fan in the past, but I enjoyed this audiobook immensely.
This is a great story. Unfortunately I had a lot of technical glitches during the listening. Many times it would go silent and skip ahead. Very annoying. Otherwise good experience.
Hemingway's insightful character study of post World War I supposed care-free, heavy drinking vactioners in Europe exposes just how vapid their high-society lives actually are. Masterfully read by William Hurt, accents and all, the reading puts you amid the action, as well as insight into Hemingway's often flawed characters.
Regular Hemingway officianodos should enjoy this book ... Those who can focus to some extent on the story, I suppose
He did not ...
Yes, word selection and juxtaposition, adjectives
Just didn't grab me like other Hemingway stories ... Maybe just me, but I was more or less bored through most of the book ...
The store is all classic Hemingway, short to the point writing, harsh realistic descriptions and poignantly vivid. The narration was bland, like he was reading a 4th grade level reading book to toddlers without inflection or passion.
A great Hemingway narrative killed by William Hurt's droll, bored, dazed speech and his bizarre caricatures of European accents. Been trying to finish this one for months and I just can't do it. been through 3 other audiobooks and a few ebooks in the same time. What a waste.
This was my first Ernest Hemingway book and I really enjoyed it. All the interesting character and the light plot about a group of party people. The narrator was perfect.