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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
    (1188)
    Performance
    (796)
    Story
    (811)

    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!"
    "Disappointed"
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    Would you listen to The Sun Also Rises again? Why?

    I guess you had to be there, but I don't understand all the hoopla about Hemingway. Found the book rather boring - like Lady Brett - bored. Some say this is his best novel, but I don't see it. Not sure I liked Hurt as narrator - although he sounded bored like Jake and all the others.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ernest Hemingway? Why or why not?

    Yes, hope I see the fascination.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, slow.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (2223)
    Performance
    (1110)
    Story
    (1102)

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Frank says: "Choice of Narrators"
    "Superb reading!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Master and Commander the most enjoyable?

    The quality of the reading brought the story to life. I don't think it would have been the same if I had read the print copy alone.


    What other book might you compare Master and Commander to and why?

    I have not comparable book to recommend.


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

    No, this is the first


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A rollicking good tale of the sea and friendship.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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