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