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A Farewell to Arms | [Ernest Hemingway]

A Farewell to Arms

The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.
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The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.

Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto, of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized, is one of the greatest moments in literary history.

A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway.

©1929 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed ©1957 Ernest Hemingway; (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Matt Lathrop 05-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I mean, it's Hemingway."

    You cannot go wrong.
    The performance is perfect. Slattery is so good I may look for him again.

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    Keith 05-01-15
    Keith 05-01-15
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    "Most memorable moment"

    Of all the emotional scenes in this classic, the one that stands out to me is when Rinaldi is asking Richard Henry how he was wounded, and Henry replies that he was wounded while eating cheese.

    Yes, I know, that's not much of a review, but what else can you say about one of the best novels ever?

    It's a story about war, with guns and death. It's a story about a love affair, with fidelity and doubt. It's a story about friends and companions and tragedy. Read it. It tells the story of what it's like to be a human.

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    Sergio Remon New York, NY United States 04-29-15
    Sergio Remon New York, NY United States 04-29-15 Member Since 2015

    Wushu master

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    "Roger Sterling kills it"

    One of the greatest American novels gets a five star treatment from actor John Slattery. I read the novel a couple of times and wanted to get a different perspective by listening to an audio book. Well worth it as the performance hits all the right notes

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    Madison 04-20-15
    Madison 04-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful"

    Absolutely the most amazing book I've ever listened/read. Just absolutely grand. I have no other words other than Beautiful.

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    G. Ladner Succasunna, NJ United States 03-31-15
    G. Ladner Succasunna, NJ United States 03-31-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Boring"

    I loved For whom the Bell Tolls, so I was surprised at how dull and boring the story was here. And the performance made it hard for me to think these two cared much for each other at all. Disappointed.

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    Dana 03-29-15
    Dana 03-29-15
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    "Classic Hemingway"

    Classic Hemingway writing. If you like Hemingway you will certainly love this book. The narration was SO GOOD. It was all together just a lovely experience.

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    Taylar 03-05-15
    Taylar 03-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice to listen to"

    I liked the voices the guy did. I liked listening to this book rather than reading it.

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    john 01-31-15
    john 01-31-15
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    "Struggled to finish."

    I thought there was too much repetitive and trivial conversation. I. almost gave up on finishing the book a couple of times.

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    FCRH5 01-30-15
    FCRH5 01-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    Narration was phenomenal. Not sure why the censored the curse words. It didn't hurt the story, just struck a cord with censorship.

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    Teddy H. North Hollywood 01-14-15
    Teddy H. North Hollywood 01-14-15 Member Since 2013

    Avid listener. Lover of stories and story tellers!

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    "before my time?"

    Can't say this was up my alley. I'm sure at the time it was written and for people who lived through the war, and for people who experienced Hemingway as he entered onto the scene, this book stood out as phenomenal. But having grown up long past the time that this book saw it's hay day, I have to say I found it kind of boring. I suppose I have no context in which to appreciate it, but, well, that is my experience.
    That being said, I made it through this book. I absorbed a lot of really great moments that are scattered throughout it, and I came to a better understanding of what makes hemingway a great writer, but I would give most of the credit for this to narrator John Slattery, who made long conversations, or even longer description of day to day nothings enjoyable to listen to, simply because listening to him speak is so enjoyable. His easy going delivery, and charming characterizations, his skill in choosing which sentences were important and which to throw away, made this book for me. I will, perhaps, give it one more listen sometime down the road.

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