Loved the story, I had actually never read this book before. But the narration by Donald Sutherland didn't feel quite right. The accent attempt was weak and seemed forced
A wonderful story about man's inner drive not to give up even when life itself seems hopeless, and you are up against a great challenge.
This is a great story.
Enjoyed it very, very much. Woulod enjoy listening to it again.
The old man
A classic story with a near perfect performance of narration. I had the pleasure of feeling as if I were on the skiff with the old man. Listening took me back to my time in the Carribbean and the Atlantic many years ago. Simply an auditory pleasure.
The story is interesting and the narrator does a good job. I don't recommend listening to the story in the car. The narrator has a slow, even keeled voice that I find a little too relaxing.
I've introduced several people to this classic.
Maybe I ought to follow up with this author.
Hemingway's strong, simple, flowing prose evokes the same qualities of his characters. His writing is melancholy music.
This is my first experience with Donald Sutherland's voice work.
Yes, especially given it's short length. This book is much more about the old man's feelings during his hardship, and you experience that much more acutely if you remain with him throughout.
This book does not disappoint. I loved listenting to Donald Sutherland be the Old Man. It was truely beautiful and I'm ready to listen to it again.
I listened to this over 2 sittings and was sorry when it ended. Sutherland's voice and dramatisation is so distinctive - why is this all he has recorded for Audible? The story got me in: hook, line and sinker. A straightforward plot with great reality and character development. I wish there was more but I shall have to patiently wait - and this wasn't even a book I had to read for English Literature this semester (pick of the crop for the was Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" - fascinating.
That would be giving it away but the ending does leave you up in the air to work the rest out for yourself which is better for me than being spoonfed every aspect of the plot.
Absolutely loved it - think I have seen every movie he has been in and I recognise his voice - shame he so often gets to play the villain but that's just his appearance and often moody, reflective and sinister portrayal.
Just try to talk Donald Sutherland into making time to do more recordings for Audio.