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A Moveable Feast Audiobook

A Moveable Feast

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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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    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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Roger South Orange, NJ, United States 09-04-08
    Roger South Orange, NJ, United States 09-04-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Insightful"

    The best parts are when Hemingway discusses his education in, and approach to, the craft of writing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Springdale, AR, United States 08-13-16
    Dana Springdale, AR, United States 08-13-16 Member Since 2011

    Indie writer (Dana Reynolds - Wardenclyffe Trilogy, Rides Eyes of Ghost).

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    "This is supposed to be great?"

    I only listened to the whole thing because I love history, art and literature and the first person account of Hemingway in the middle of it all was interesting. And he made some beautiful phrases here and there but overall I don't know what the fuss is all about.

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    CHET YARBROUGH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 08-04-16
    CHET YARBROUGH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 08-04-16 Member Since 2015

    Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.

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    "ERNEST HEMINGWAY"

    “A Moveable Feast” is a remembrance of things past by Ernest Hemingway. It reveals an author who achieves greatness, wealth, and fame in the early twentieth century. “A Moveable Feast” is a reminiscence of Hemingway’s youth when first love blooms and life is a feast. Hemingway recalls when he felt immortal. He lives life with abandon. He lives poor while struggling as a writer in the Paris of the 1920s. In his early twenties, with a beautiful wife and young son, Hemingway is a newspaper and short story writer struggling to become a novelist.

    Remembering the past, Hemingway sees his future through the eyes of artists like Picasso and Miró and literary modernists like Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. He relishes the art of Picasso and learns from Stein and Pound about the qualities of fine art and literature. He is acquainted with James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Hemingway’s poignant reminder of the mistake he makes in changing wives when his fame begins to grow seems slightly off-center. Hemingway seems to feel Hadley Richardson, his first wife, is the great love of his life because she shares his struggle to become a great writer. This is where one wonders what a re-write might have clarified. Remembrance of things past are never as good, or as bad as they seem.

    Hemingway admirers will never know if “A Moveable Feast” would have been rewritten. On July 2, 1961, Hemingway retrieves his favorite double-barreled shot-gun, points it at his head, and pastes the room with blood and brain. As Bette Davis said, “Old age aint’t no place for sisies!”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. 08-01-16
    E. 08-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hemingway's rambling stream of consciousness"
    Would you try another book from Ernest Hemingway and/or James Naughton?

    I've read other more entertaining books by Hemingway.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something that has a story to tell. "Paris" was impossibly boring.


    What about James Naughton’s performance did you like?

    He did a heck of a good job trying to make something out of nothing


    What else would you have wanted to know about Ernest Hemingway’s life?

    I learned all I wanted to learn from this self absorbed soliloquy.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I had liked it.

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    Diana 07-05-16
    Diana 07-05-16
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    Any additional comments?

    I lived in Paris for 4 years, and would sit at Hemmingway's table in Harry's Bar. I thought the story would be a good listen, it wasn't. I couldn't tell if it was the narration or the story that bored me.

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    documentarylady 06-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book."

    How had I not read it before? A true glimpse into the life and struggles of expatriots in Paris during the artistic early 20s.

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    JAYNE C. RICHARDS 06-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Behind the scenes"

    I really enjoyed listening to these Hemingway essays. They made me feel like I was a part of his time in Paris., and gave insight into his writing process. The stories about other writers of his time were enlightening and helped transport me to 1920's and 30's Paris.
    Highly recommend for any Hemingway fan.

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 06-10-16
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 06-10-16 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "INDOOR PLUMBING MAKES YOU WEAK"

    WINE, WINE AND MORE WINE
    An excellent look at a young writer's life before he hit the big time. Written so well that you will be taken back in time and to Paris. No story here, this is a memoir. Also a great look into the 20's and the attitudes of other writers at the time.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J. Burwell New York, NY 10-03-15
    J. Burwell New York, NY 10-03-15

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    "Excellent Reading"

    James Naughton has the perfect voice and tone to capture Hemmingway. Had not read this book in a while so was nice rediscovering it through this recording .

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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