Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed Hemingway's power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.
©1952 Ernest Hemingway; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.
Fabulous characters in a great story - it really felt as though you were there with the old man in the boat at sea.
The old man - he had such an acceptance of what life had given to him and remained positive despite that.
I haven't listened to Donald Sutherland book reading before, but would certainly choose another book with him as narrator. Found him very easy to listen to.
i don't think its for today generation, its too slow and the outcome is clear.
i don't think i will listen to Ernest, i heard a lot about this book but its not for this time anymore, there are much better writers today. with further more exciting stories.
don't get me wrong he is a grate writer, but i my opinion not for today.
the performance was very boring and slow, i appreciate the effort but this is not for me.
Where he tracks the movements of the fish by watching the birds fly overhead.
Because so much of the movie is made up of internal dialogue, I really don't see this working well on-screen.
Donald Sutherland's reading was great as the narrator and the Old Man, but the few scenes of dialogue early on the book were hard to follow as he makes no attempt to distinguish the characters with his voice.
This sits about in the middle of the road for me. I'm really not a fan of fiction, but this book pulled me in.
its on up there. its short but thats what you need after some epics.
the old man of course...there arent but a few other charaters total. He did a great job delivering hemimgways direct and spare prose.
no, but i will say listening to a fine recording of a classic some 20 something years after i first read the story was a great experience. im glad i was exposed to great literature in school, but its a different experience with a few more miles under my belt.
I enjoy historical studies and period pieces, especially works historical fiction pertaining to the American Civil War, WWI and WWII.
I would highly recommend this book. There is simply nothing like Donal Sutherland reading the classic novel about the old man Santiago. An exceptionally enjoyable listening experience. Rarely have I heard a performance so perfectly matched to the subject matter.
So moving, so elegant. This story will transport you. The simple beauty of this tale will have you in tears. Donald Sutherland does an EXCELLENT job with his narration.
This was one of Hemingways masterpieces and I couldn't think of a better reader than Donald Sutherland. His voice is great and his transitions from the old man to the boy to the narrator are masterful. Wonderful work !!!!!
The unconquerable spirit of man.......
Superb...One of the best I have heard on Audible and I have 80....He actually teaches one how to read this story....
More, Pretty Please :O)
This reading of The Old Man and the Sea ranks in the top quartile of books I've listened to. Of course the book itself is a classic, but Donald Sutherland's narration elevates it a notch or two. The smoky timbre of his voice and his understated delivery are a perfect match for Hemingway's laconic prose and its underlying depth. Listen to it in a distraction-free environment. You may also want to try completing it in one sitting -- it is about the length of a feature movie.
Just a simple story written by a master and narrated superbly. Hemingway wastes no words in his beautiful writing. Any writer today should study Hemingway's beautifully efficient use of words. Many or today's best selling books would be much shorter and much better.
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