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A Farewell to Arms Audiobook

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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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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    DFK 07-15-15
    DFK 07-15-15

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    "It's a good book, not amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the reader was good, the story absorbing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Farewell to Arms?

    I'm writing this review several months after I listened to it - nothing particularly stands out.


    What about John Slattery’s performance did you like?

    Evocative performance


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

    I cried at certain points


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    Brian 07-10-15
    Brian 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very descriptive and tragic love story!"

    Very masterful work by Hemingway - typical existential theme Hemingway employs in most of his works. Definitely recommend for those that appreciate literary masterpieces.

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    Lars 07-06-15
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    "Enjoyable"

    I'm a big fan of Hemingway and his style, first time I've had it read to me, a little weird but the narrator did a great job.

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    fred newton SANBORNVILLE, NH, US 06-28-15
    fred newton SANBORNVILLE, NH, US 06-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Read The Sun Also Rises first"

    Great book, we'll narrated by John Slattery. Love his interpretation of the characters and their accents.

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    Jaxon 06-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    Absolutely wonderful performance by the reader on a classic. I just don't know whether to cry or linger in disbelief at Hemingway's audacious attempt to convey meaning in such an engaging story.

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    Pablo 06-06-15
    Pablo 06-06-15 Member Since 2014

    I love self development books and spiritual awakening information.

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    "Great narrator and awesome story."

    The narrator actually sucked me into this book. His accents and imitations of the characters in the story brought the book to life. Great job audible.

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    Curtis Highlands, NC, United States 05-30-15
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    "Americas greatest author"

    Fine book and an American Classic. Hemingway was a true craftsman. This was my fifth reading. I admire his writing

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    "dry, no attachment to characters"

    the first book of Hemingways that I have listened to. the narration is very good, which is why I stuck with it. but the story ran dry and felt no connection with the characters.

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    Alex 05-17-15
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    "Slattery Aces Accents"

    John Slattery makes for a marvelous voice actor. His variety of intimations and accents brings this book to life in an uncanny way.

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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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