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A Moveable Feast Audiobook

A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

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Publisher's Summary

When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

This new publication also includes a number of unfinished Paris sketches on writing and experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, his wife Hadley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others. A personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, precedes an introduction by the editor, Sean Hemingway, grandson of the author.

©2009 the Hemingway Copyright Owners; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Scallywag 11-08-14
    Scallywag 11-08-14 Member Since 2015

    Enjoy reading and now listening to all types of books

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Love the book -classic but should be on the re-read list


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the interesting people Hemingway met and who impacted not only his live but others in this day and age.


    Was A Moveable Feast worth the listening time?

    Absolutely, great to listen to in the car to and from work.


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    Mau Mau 10-10-13
    Mau Mau 10-10-13
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    "Adequate telling of an interesting story"
    What aspect of John Bedford Lloyd’s performance would you have changed?

    The performer has a good voice, but his tone is aloof at times and the longer sentences are read flatly. The content of the story carries this performance. The book is good despite these qualities.


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    Linda Studio City, CA, United States 08-31-13
    Linda Studio City, CA, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2002

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    "Hemingway's Paris of the 20's is Truly a Feast"

    I'm a big Hemingway fan (if I don't think about his love of hunting!). I read this years ago, but decided to listen to the newest edition that has additional material from the last editions. I love listening to good writing with well-spoken readers. I'm never disappointed with Hemingway, because his prose is so clean.

    Paris in the 1920's was truly another world from the Paris of today. As as I progressed through the book, I found myself yearning for a trip to Hemingway's Paris.

    This is sort of a food memoire. After all, how can you write about Paris and France and not include something about eating and drinking?
    And although Hemingway's food and wine descriptions make you wish you were there with him, my favorite chapters were about his friendship with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway's son, Jack, who he called Mr. Bumby.

    The last chapter includes Hemingway's various versions of his introduction to the book. Not only does it prove writing is always rewriting, but thinking that Hemingway kept every version of a short intro and they're all archived is even more fascinating.

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    Snowkey 03-18-13
    Snowkey 03-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Paris in the '20's"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Moveable Feast to be better than the print version?

    same


    What did you like best about this story?

    I had just read "A Paris Wife" about Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley. Most of the story takes place in Paris in the 1920's, so the two stories worked well together. There is frequent reference made throughout the Paris book to the vignettes of Paris that Hemingway was writing. As it turns out, these were never published in Hemingway's lifetime but were found in his drawer after his death in the 1960's. His 4th wife, Mary compiled and edited them into the book "A Moveable Feast". According to Hemingway's son and grandson, in the Introduction of this newer version, Mary heavily edited the stories. This new version claims that they reedited the stories closer to their original writing.
    I love Paris and have been there several times, these stories reminded me that Paris is timeless with Hemingway referencing many places, apparently unchanged since the '20's, that I have been to in the last 20 years.
    A fun read, so far, although I am not looking forward to reading about Ernest's and Hadley's breakup (that I assume is in the book).


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    Edward 02-04-13
    Edward 02-04-13 Listener Since 2007

    Schmedward

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    "restored version is fabulous"
    Would you listen to A Moveable Feast again? Why?

    The restored version with additional content and format designed by the author is an excellent reason to read this classic again and again


    What other book might you compare A Moveable Feast to and why?

    For Whom the Bell Tolls - my favorite Hemingway reads


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    jonathan SEATTLE, WA, United States 02-01-13
    jonathan SEATTLE, WA, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "i like"
    Would you listen to A Moveable Feast again? Why?

    yes i would, I like the imagery in Hemingways writing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hemingway himself


    Have you listened to any of John Bedford Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I liked his style


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    Gary Calgary, AB, Canada 01-07-13
    Gary Calgary, AB, Canada 01-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Original Version Superior"
    Any additional comments?

    Contrary to the Hemingway family's feelings, the additional material detracted from the book instead of adding to it. Just my 2 cents.

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    Sandra Inman, SC, United States 12-19-12
    Sandra Inman, SC, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011

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    "companion book to a Paris Wife"
    Would you listen to A Moveable Feast again? Why?

    I don't read/listen to stories twice


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hemingway's perspective and his compassion for first wife


    What about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance did you like?

    it was good


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

    Early Hemingway


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    Nancy EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 12-18-12
    Nancy EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 12-18-12
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    "Understand Hemingway better as a young man/writer"
    If you could sum up A Moveable Feast in three words, what would they be?

    love friendship author


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Moveable Feast?

    Hemingway explains his style of writing,don't tell them everything, draw them into the story.


    What about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance did you like?

    I felt like I was sitting there having a beer as he was talking about his friend Hemingway.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How he talked to the people around him, the bartenders were as important as his writing friends


    Any additional comments?

    you will love it , it is a behind the scenes of Hemingway's writing

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    Cheryl 12-05-12
    Cheryl 12-05-12
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    "Hard to finish"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator. His voice was almost monotone, lacked emotion and took away from my listening enjoyment. Difficult for me to concentrate on the story because of narrator - - I intend to finish it - - someday.


    What didn’t you like about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance?

    Monotone, non emotional, lacked life excitement - - maybe that was what was how he intended it but I won't listen to him again.


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