I HAPPENED TO FIND THIS BOOK IN MY LIBRARY AND I SAID HOW LUCKY I AM TO HAVE FOUND THIS BOOK NOW THAT WE'RE APPROACHING SAN FERMÍN HOLIDAYS HERE IN SPAIN. SO I STARTED READIND THIS BOOK LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOK WILLIAM HURT.
BUT WHAT I REALLY WAS LOOKING FOR IS SOMEONE READING IN BRITISH ACCENT.
HOPEFULLY I SAID I WILL FIND ANITHER BOOK WITH A DIFFERENT ACCENT I MEAN BRITISH ONE.
GREAT. THANK YOU
Middle aged tech employee with interests from behavioral economics to Harry Potter. I live on a small farm outside of Kent Ohio.
I goat read this in high school, then again in college, it made a he'll of a lot more sense thirty years later...
Heard did a FANTASTIC job reading the book! Yes I read the some of the bad.previous reviews. The only thing I can say is when those people read the book in their heads the narrative sounded different. But Heard's interpretation of Hemingway's writing was superb.
A perfect novel and great audiobook. Bigoted Language reflective of the 1920s. Nothing to be proud of there.
Narrator was top notch, William hurt does one of the best audio books I have ever heard. Story was meh, pages and pages of people drinking vast quantities (and huge variety) of booze and then going to a different cafe to have another repetitive argument. Well written, but not a story I had much attachment too.
Any other narrator.
It's pacing. The characters. Everything.
Anyone else capable of speech.
In this version? All of it. The narrator has committed an unspeakable act of violence to this text.
This is the first audiobook that I have had to stop reading because of a narrator. I'm not too picky and can stand sub-par narration. But this was a horror show. This is my favourite book. I have read it countless times. I was excited to hear the audiobook for the first time. Oh boy, was I was let down. I couldn't keep going after only fifteeen minutes. It hurt my soul to hear this book read so blandly with wild, careless inflections. It was read as if for the first time and like every other sentence surprised the speaker. There are some other reviews which detail the poor narration better than I and anyone reading this should check them out too.
I hastily got a refund only to find there are no other versions on audible and I couldn't leave a review without owning it. So I respent the credit and I will prbably keep the book. I may even listen to it again at some point but I will not enjoy it.
It is a travesty that so many others have left such good reviews. The score for this audiobook should be much lower. It is also a shame that the audiobook will probably sell so well merely because it is the only version on audible.