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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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    Jennifer 08-15-11
    Jennifer 08-15-11 Member Since 2016

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    "Fabulous listen!"

    John Slattery is a wonderful narrator and I will look for many more books by him.

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    maxine Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-04-11
    maxine Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-04-11
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    "A Farewell to Arms"

    I had to read the book within a week for a English Lit. class in which I had a quiz after completion. There would have been no feasible way I could have done this if I tried to read the book without this tool. Great to listen to and I was able to visualize the settings and the characters..I received an "A" on the quiz.I will continue to order audibles. One last note the voices in the story kept me drawn to what was going to happen next.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 03-31-11
    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 03-31-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Great Performance"

    I think John Slattery does a great job on this book. First, I have to admit that I first read this novel more than 40 years ago and didn't pick it up again until now. It was the first adult novel that I ever read voluntarily (by adult I mean not The Hardy Boys, etc.). I still like it even though I still remember how it ends. Second, I'm a fan of Slattery from MadMen and many other shows and movies. In this book, he often uses an Italian accent with an ease that makes me think he must have spent a few years there. He also uses at least 4 other accents at various times. It is not at all difficult to "see" Slattery as a young Hemingway during WW 1. One problem I have with Hemingway is keeping track of who is talking during long dialogues. Slattery succeeds most of the time even though I'm driving while listening. I do worry that "The Sun Also Rises" will defeat me as it did when I tried to read it as my second Hemingway.

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    Darin San Francisco, CA, United States 09-13-10
    Darin San Francisco, CA, United States 09-13-10
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    "Terrible recording - mono"

    I wasn't even able to get through the book. It was as if someone digitized a single mic recording of a record playing at a great distance. The narrators wasn't very good anyway. Very bummed.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer KILLEEN, TX, United States 11-29-11
    Amazon Customer KILLEEN, TX, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Accents were fantastic!"

    The accents used throughout the book made it the most enjoyable book I've listened to so far!!

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    JEFF 12-15-09
    JEFF 12-15-09
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    "Disappointed-A lot"

    I got lucky and selected "For Whom the Bell Tolls" to listen to before this book. Had I picked "A Farewell to Arms" first, it is unlikely I would have ever selected FWTBT. This book is as bad as FWTBT is great. Everything great about FWTBT is missing from this book, all the way down the the narrarator, who is at least partly responsible for ruining this book. There is barely a story line, and even less character development.The dialog is plodding, and the visual imagry is barren. I'm not a literature scholar, but I can't see why this book is considered written art. I so loved "For Whom the Bell Tolls", I was astonished Hemingway could write this clunker. Chose something else.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 08-09-16
    Cynthia 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "an amazing book only made better by John Slattery."

    I had already read this years ago, but when I saw who was narrating I definitely thought it was worth my time to reread this classic with a great actor with a very appropriate voice narrating. I was not disappointed. Definitely warranted the 'performed by' label without the over the top feeling.

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    golfgyrl 07-29-16
    golfgyrl 07-29-16

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    "WWI Love Story"

    Narrator was excellent. HEMINGWAY'S classic profound metaphor of WWI told in narrators voice about his one true love, Kat.

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    Joy 07-26-16
    Joy 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept skipping"
    Where does A Farewell to Arms rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I finally gave up on reading this I tried downloading and listening on the cloud but, every it consistently kept skipping. I tried to follow it as long as I could but, finally gave up. Too bad I really love Ernest Hemmingway and want to read all his novels.


    What other book might you compare A Farewell to Arms to and why?

    Not sure


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Slattery?

    Not sure but, he was not the best. Too monotone


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is the second book I have tried listening to where the playback was so poor I gave up.

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    Walter Sonny Sellers 06-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent story, hard to hear. "

    Narrator had great accents, but would let his voice fall at the end of sentences for dramatic effect. Or if the characters were whispering, putting the book at full volume still made me strain to hear. I'm 23.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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