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  • The Sun Also Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By William Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (921)
    Performance
    (566)
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    (579)

    The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

    Gerald says: "Bravo Papa!"
    "One of my favorite books...ruined by narrator"
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    If you could sum up The Sun Also Rises in three words, what would they be?

    My favorite book


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I am struggling to put my finger on it. I just simply did not like William Hurt's version of this. I WISH there was another version. I would buy it again.


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite book utterly ruined due to narrator's voice. I accept this as a possiblity when purchasing audiobooks and have had similar reactions to other narrators. Those in particular make me angry as they are supposedly professionals. But William Hurt is an actor. Not sure what I am saying, but I gave this 5 attempts...FIVE attempts and it was still painful.

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