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.
London Arizona man
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.
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.
I am a father and small business owner.
This sits about in the middle of the road for me. I'm really not a fan of fiction, but this book pulled me in.
its on up there. its short but thats what you need after some epics.
the old man of course...there arent but a few other charaters total. He did a great job delivering hemimgways direct and spare prose.
no, but i will say listening to a fine recording of a classic some 20 something years after i first read the story was a great experience. im glad i was exposed to great literature in school, but its a different experience with a few more miles under my belt.
I would highly recommend this book. There is simply nothing like Donal Sutherland reading the classic novel about the old man Santiago. An exceptionally enjoyable listening experience. Rarely have I heard a performance so perfectly matched to the subject matter.