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A Moveable Feast Audiobook

A Moveable Feast

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft.
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Publisher's Summary

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

©1964 Ernest Hemingway Ltd. Copyright renewed ©1992 John H. Hemingway, Patrick Hemingway, and Gregory Hemingway. All rights reserved.; (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Hemingway beautifully captures the fragile magic of a special time and place, and he manages to be nostalgic without hitting any false notes of sentimentality." (Amazon.com)

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    marian 04-08-16
    marian 04-08-16
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    "If you read no other Hemingway read this"

    Spare, insightful, poetic in its simplicity. His genius lies both in what he says and in what he does not say, instead implying the thing, leaving room for the reader's intelligence to figure out.

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    Charles C. Deal DUNCAN, OK, US 02-28-16
    Charles C. Deal DUNCAN, OK, US 02-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "beautiful"

    I feel like I know Ernest Hemingway now. but I know there is much more to know. and in time, I'm certain I will. I did not want this to end. I cried.

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    Gwen McRae Los Angeles, CA 90232 01-26-16
    Gwen McRae Los Angeles, CA 90232 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "More of a diary than a work of fiction/story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If interested in seeing what Hemmingway and Fitzgerald's lives were like in Paris, this is a must read. Compared to other Hemmingway brilliant novels however, this was a bit more flat as it just felt like a diary. Completely fascinating to see into their lives, but not quite what I thought it was.


    Would you recommend A Moveable Feast to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes IF you're looking about learning about the writer's life in Paris, if looking for a work like A Farewell to Arms or The Sun Also Rises, this is not that.


    What about James Naughton’s performance did you like?

    It was consistent and clear. It was not distracting in any way.


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

    No, it was enjoyable, nothing extreme at all.


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    AnaFxFz 02-20-15
    AnaFxFz 02-20-15

    I love Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Paris and stories of Paris in the 1920s, fashion stories, mysteries and classics.

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    "Wonderful! Must listen to it again!"
    Would you listen to A Moveable Feast again? Why?

    Yes, absolutely. I am very interested in Paris in the 1920s and this book does a great job of transporting you to that time. The story is interesting and pleasant, I loved it!


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

    Ernest Hemingway 's friendship with Scott Fitzgerald.


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

    This was the first.


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

    Yes, I wished I had the time to listen to all in just one sitting, but I finished it a few sittings in the course of two days.


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    greg 07-26-13
    greg 07-26-13 Member Since 2015

    On the road quite a bit either solo or with kids in the car. Love finding entertainment for that broad range.

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    "Charming"
    Any additional comments?

    "He had eyes like a failed rapist," and other spiced phrases hidden along the path.

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    kirsten SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 07-04-12
    kirsten SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Great Pre-Paris Vacation Listen"
    Would you listen to A Moveable Feast again? Why?

    I just got back from Paris and this book was part of my pre-vacation immersion. James Naughton sounds like like I would expect Hemingway would sound and his delivery was great. Overall, the story is not super captivating, but it paints a vivid picture of a time in the author's life in Paris, which was exactly what I was looking for.


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    Judy Parnell 06-03-12 Member Since 2009

    I like good literature

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    "A very good follow up to The Paris Wife"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the book, but I have a good Hemingway background. So many of my friends don't read the classics.


    What about James Naughton???s performance did you like?

    He did an excellent job narrating.


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

    I did find myself amazed and amused at F. Scott Fitzgerald.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jill 06-03-12
    jill 06-03-12
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    "Terrific rendition of an enduring classic"

    With little aforehand experience with Hemingway and his writings, I picked this title for its coverage of France, specifically Paris, in the 1920s. Little did I know that this would be a title my husband and I would listen to again and again, revisiting after reading other Hemingway titles, Fitzgerald, or works focusing on life with the "Lost Generation." The book is wonderful, covering a span of time whose creativity and vibrance seems unrivaled in a city which caters to creativity and vibrance. The narration by Naughton is masterful and interesting, and in the end, captures the moving intent of Hemingway's prose. So many narrators detract from the quality of the piece - Naughton lets the work stand on its own without interfering, which is something important in an audio title.

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    Surly Girly 04-10-12
    Surly Girly 04-10-12
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    "Not To Be Missed"

    A Moveable Feast is a poignant memoir written at the end of Hemingway's life, in which he remembers his first wife, and the innocent years of their marriage, with a fine wistfulness. His anecdotes profiling the famous artists and writers are written with his hallmark spareness which, even so, is imbued with wit and humor made all the more delightful for its brevity - conveying so much with so little. A key component to enjoying this audible book is the narrator. James Naughton is simply outstanding. His pace is relaxed, and the inflections and rhythms of his voice bring the words to life. He so perfectly interprets the author's words and purpose that - truly - one can believe they are listening to Hemingway himself. A book and a listening experience not to be missed.

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    Kristen 02-18-12
    Kristen 02-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Well read, but Hemingway isn't a favorite"

    I have never been a fan of Hemingway. The memory of plodding through The Old Man and the Sea at a tender age sets my teeth on edge. I find his terse start-stop telegram style of writing distracting and contrived.

    This pseudo-memoir is certainly less tedious, and I did enjoy the profiles of Stein and Fitzgerald, and the occasional well-crafted image or random bit of snark, but came away luke-warm at best. Hemingway seems at his best when writing about others; the self-reflection feels false, egotistical and boring. “I wrote all day and it was good to write…I sipped my glass of Sancerre. It was cold and good.” Please. I needed a glass of Sancerre myself after this one.



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