I am not sure if it wasn't for the great performance by Dion Graham whether the story can stand by itself. However, I got to say that I was yearning to go back to hear the remainder of the story between intervals of work :) My problem with the story is that it is depiction of what is wrong with current day America with lots of symbols (specially when Allen was with Youssef trying to hunt a wolf!) but overall it lacked a catharsis.
Though I enjoyed the performance, I still don't understand what Hemingway wanted to convey in this novel other than that the main characters are a lost generation in Europe. This you can gather from the first quote in the novel and you don't need to listen to the whole thing. It really felt to me that Hemingway is showing off his knowledge of various places in Europe without any substance. But who am I to critique Hemingway :)
Excellent performance and never boring. The only draw back is that it is a relatively short story
I love this book and Stephen's genius but it was too short to waste a credit on!
The story was simple but great love story in the middle of the Spanish civil war. It depicts the horrors of a civil guerrilla war. Listeners are encouraged to read a synopsis about the Spanish civil war on wikipedia or other source to learn about the different factions of that wars before listening to the story.
Really the narration was the only thing that made me able to tolerate this story to the end.
Too hard to listen to in one setting
This novel is highly intellectual but is cetainly amazing. I didn't like that there were too many introductory chapters before the plot started. This is my first Sci-Fi read/listen and the prolong introduction is probably necessary to explain the imaginary world of 1984 .
This was my first audiobook novel and it got me hooked. I loved it!
Clarity and knowledge of the Afgani culture and pronunciation.
"For you a thousand times over"
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