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A Farewell to Arms Audiobook

A Farewell to Arms

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Joseph 05-31-16
    Joseph 05-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Frederick Henry is s lost soul"

    The reader needs to know how and where he is when the War ends. Where does he go?

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    Carl Vermeulen 05-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I don't get what all the fuss is about."

    I didn't enjoy this book at all. I'm very disappointed, I don't get the fuss about Hemingway. I thought I'd be a fan but it seems I'm not.

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    Linda Parra Brammer Madison, WI USA 04-26-16
    Linda Parra Brammer Madison, WI USA 04-26-16

    Interested in bicycles, airplanes, SCUBA diving and navigating life.

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    "Heartbreaking"

    The vocal performance by John Slattery was the best I've heard, and well suited to the material. I'd wanted to read this for some time and put it off, because war. I only decided to buy it because it was an opportunity to have Roger Sterling read me a bedtime story. I quickly got hooked and even listened during workouts. So much goes unsaid in this heartbreaking work, which made the emotional ending hit me like a freight train in the night.

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    DISAPPOINTED 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Book! Amazing Performance!"

    John Slatterly is one of the few people who can read Hemingway the way it is meant to be read.

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    Michael B Jones 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "only one thing missing"

    incredible story. great narration but I wish the swear words hadn't been edited out. it deprives the listener of a few moments of added emphasis and punctuation on a thought.

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    Brian Trettenero 03-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Converted me into a Hemmingway Fan"

    This story was the first classic I have consumed that has truly captivated me in its delivery. I do not know if it's Hemmingway's simple stark storytelling or the Narrator's timing and delivery that enthralled me first, but I quickly found myself absorbed in this little gem. Add to it the parallels to Hemmingway's time in the war and you can truly see why this is considered an American Classic. I was recommending it by the 2nd part to friends and family as a must read but it stands out even more so being read to you.

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    Aaron oklahoma city, OK, United States 01-29-16
    Aaron oklahoma city, OK, United States 01-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hemingway pure excellence."

    Hemingway was perfect. I loved it. The narration was excellent as well. the narrator's voice was perfectly subdued and had great tone and accent variation for the different characters.

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    cyberbullet 01-07-16
    cyberbullet 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An excellent voice to an amazing story."

    I don't think I have ever enjoyed an author as much as Hemingway! The story was engaging and well written. there were moments I was seriously concerned about the main character. I mean concerned the way you would be for a close friend. I was fully enjoying the character development. Also the voice actor was so smooth and accurate. I was very sad when something happened to some of the side characters because I liked their voices so much. .

    bravo!

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    Per Jennische 12-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A classic worth it's status"

    I really liked the performance of John Slattery, his dragging voice really fit Hemmingway's writing style and added to the listening experience.

    The story itself of the excitement, tragedies and dissolutions of war and love is as current today as it was when it was written.

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    South Ninth new york, ny 11-11-15
    South Ninth new york, ny 11-11-15
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    "Hemmingway"

    I didn't get the story 100%. And I wish it were more interesting. But okay.

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