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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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    silvia FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, United States 01-16-12
    silvia FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A sad love story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definately recommend this book to a friend. It was gripping, moving, and sad.


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

    When the two main characters escaped from Italy to Switzerland during a snow storm on a small boat over a lake.


    Have you listened to any of John Slattery’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    We had not listen to any other John Slattery perfomances on book, although we watched his performance on TV, Madman, and we absolutely love him. What an excellent narrator!


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    Be prepared for a sad ending that sticks with you for a couple of days. John Slattery did such an excellent job narrating, my husband and I felt we had watched a movie.

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    Steve San Antonio, TX, United States 01-09-12
    Steve San Antonio, TX, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love Story?/War Story?"
    Would you try another book from Ernest Hemingway and/or John Slattery?

    Yes, will try another of Hemingway's books to contrast his style with different story lines


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ernest Hemingway again?

    Yes, did not enjoy this one as i was expecting more of a


    What does John Slattery bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His ability to inject the accent of each character added to the enjoyment of the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Farewell to Arms?

    Less love story would have appealed to me more.


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    Amazon Customer KILLEEN, TX, United States 11-29-11
    Amazon Customer KILLEEN, TX, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2011
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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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    "Sad yet Powerful Book"

    This book more than any other provides a true look into why we live and what is important.

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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.

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    JEFF FORT SMITH, AR, United States 12-15-09
    JEFF FORT SMITH, AR, United States 12-15-09 Member Since 2008
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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.

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    Tammy Palmer, AK, United States 02-04-09
    Tammy Palmer, AK, United States 02-04-09
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    "Not his best!"

    While I have enjoyed all of the Hemingway I've listened to, I found this one the worst. The monologue was ridiculous--"Do you love me darling?" "Of course I love you." "Do you really love me?" "More than anything!" and that seemed to be the way a lot of it went. Short, silly sentances. And as I got closer to the end, I dreaded the ending as all his books tend to end the same. I hoped this would be different as it was one of his first. Overall, I was disappointed compared to the other books of his I've read/listened to.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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