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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
    (947)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (604)

    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!"
    "Hurt's reading adds a new dimension to the novel."
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    What did you love best about The Sun Also Rises?

    The endless description of food, coffee, fishing and bullfighting is hypnotic. Many readers cant stand it, but one gets caught up in the flow of the small events that comprise the larger narrative. The famous Hemingway terseness is a jarring read on the page, but Hurt's reading interprets the repeated description of


    What other book might you compare The Sun Also Rises to and why?

    Any aficionado of the American novel should contrast this one with The Great Gatsby and one of the early Faulkner novels, e.g., Sanctuary.


    Have you listened to any of William Hurt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no -- just his movie and stage work. He is a good actor.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no extreme reactions


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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