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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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    DISAPPOINTED 04-21-16
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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 Member Since 2016
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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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    G-Mom 09-23-15
    G-Mom 09-23-15
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    "Sad but well written"

    I actually hadn't read much Hemingway but not sure why. I was enjoy them. The narrative was superb

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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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