You probably already know the story. Buy this one for the narration by Donald Sutherland. His tone of voice seems to me to be exactly the tone of the story. You will quickly be pulled into the story.
You need not be nearly as persistent as "the old man" to listen to this. The narration is about perfect, and as long as you can handle an unassuming, tender story about fishing for days on end you shouldn't have any trouble with this one.
Of Hemingway's 4 best novels on Audible, this is has the best narration hands down. you will not be disappointed.
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Hemingway's work lends itself better to narration than almost any other author and Donald Sutherland does an excellent job of getting you into the boat with the old man.
This bite-sized novella is the perfect length and tone for one leg of a business trip.
Of the three I have listened to, this is by far the best.
The Old Man obviously. His struggle was real and affecting.
When the first shark was spotted. I felt a pit in my stomach is it was obvious where the tale was next heading.
Don't see this. Read the book.
Simplicity seems to be the chief goal of this short story and it pulls it off in spades. The underdog premise is so genuine that we, the audience, cannot help but route for our protagonist as he struggles both mentally and physically to prove himself useful once again. It's a tried and true character arc that is both mesmerizing and ultimately heart-wrenching.
I am just now catching up on the classics. What can I say about this that has already been said? Great read.
The brevity - a powerful message in a short time.
I like Donal Sutherland the actor, but he has a low, deep, quiet voice and sometimes it was hard to heard his narration even with the volume turned up loud.
When the sharks started eating the marlin. Heart just sank.
Fabulous characters in a great story - it really felt as though you were there with the old man in the boat at sea.
The old man - he had such an acceptance of what life had given to him and remained positive despite that.
I haven't listened to Donald Sutherland book reading before, but would certainly choose another book with him as narrator. Found him very easy to listen to.
i don't think its for today generation, its too slow and the outcome is clear.
i don't think i will listen to Ernest, i heard a lot about this book but its not for this time anymore, there are much better writers today. with further more exciting stories.
don't get me wrong he is a grate writer, but i my opinion not for today.
the performance was very boring and slow, i appreciate the effort but this is not for me.
Where he tracks the movements of the fish by watching the birds fly overhead.
Because so much of the movie is made up of internal dialogue, I really don't see this working well on-screen.
Donald Sutherland's reading was great as the narrator and the Old Man, but the few scenes of dialogue early on the book were hard to follow as he makes no attempt to distinguish the characters with his voice.