It's a book about an old fisherman that's down on his luck. Which wouldn't normally interest me but the book isn't really about that at all. Like all the great classics, it's a book about the human condition and the struggles we face. It's a quick book and I'd recommend it to anyone.
wonderful in every way! I would recommend it to young and old. Donald Sutherland does a fabulous job reading this classic story so gently.
Glad I put my 15 yr old through audible version...we had just come off a fishing trip appropriately. Great story but. it was horrible slogging through as a high schooler. Cut out lots of redundant language and youd have a fantastic short story. The narration made this a delightful experience!
Books a Classic by a great Author so the only thing to get is a great narrator and they got one.
The whole thing was great the story, narration, sound quality. All good. I will be listening to more Hemingway books very soon. Why didn't I listen to them sooner is my only complaint. Donald's voice is perfect, almost too soothing!
I read this story many decades ago and today I listened to the audio narrated by Donald Sutherland. Unlike the first time, it made a profound impression on me today as I appreciated it more. Maybe it is because I am on the water on my boat as I listened to each of Hemingway's descriptive words. Or, maybe it's because I am older. What I know is that the sound of Sutherland's voice brought the story to life. I was there when the old man set out to sea longing to catch a big fish. I felt the excruciating pain he felt when his hands were cut by the line, felt the heat of the sun on my neck, and the hunger pangs in my gut. I also felt the joy of victory when he caught the fish and when it finally lost it's struggle and died. And then the profound feeling defeat and sadness as the fish was devoured before his eyes. Tears ran down my cheeks when he landed on the shore and through the end. This is a true, timeless, masterpiece.