Donald Sutherland is perfect as the old man. His voice is soft and compelling. Hemingway builds into the boy and old man character and values that are so desirable, yet seem a thing of the past. I left the book wanting to be stronger (from the old man) and more compassionate (from the boy). I'm glad Audible put this on their Essential list!
I am fairly new to audible books for my ipod, and found the other books I heard a fine way to get through my household chores, errands, car rides, etc.; but this book was an escape unlike the others! The reader was so intriguing I really felt like I was listening to Lilly, and her southern drawl brought me directly into the Deep South. While listening, I was horrified, uplifted and grateful all in the same afternoon. It was a "book" I couldn't wait to get back to! This was an absolutely fabulous story!
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