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.
As always Hemmingway has a way with words and this arguably is my favourite of his words. This story touched my heart and soul and hearing it was even better than reading it (which I last did many years ago). My partner and I listed to this while driving down Hwy 1 into Key West and it was magic. Although I was crying so hard I could hardly see (thankfully I wasn't the one driving) this book set the tone for an amazing vacation which I believe we enjoyed more as a result of listening to this en route.
Donald Sutherland has a captivating voice and truly seems to make the deeper meaning of this story come alive through the way he tells it.
im 68years old and i grew up with a smallboat for escape from an alcoholic home ,ive . loved books about sailing and adventure eversince.
this is the story of all mens lifes.
cant think of a book to compare it to.
great voice he has a feel for the book.and the story
this is a book to emerce yourself in.
ageing is the theme . the . way the old man suffers with dignity.I was so blessed by the old man.......
My first listen to a Hemmingway novel. So well written, the story kept me so involved and I was truly awed by how well he conveys a thought.
His voice quality and the style he brings to this novel actually makes this book even better!
This is a very short listen and you won't be disappointed!
I listen to this book once every 6 months or so. The Story is elegant and humbling! Donald Sutherland's voice and tone is very powerful for this book. This is a must buy!!!
This book makes me remember just how we are all human and how we can all achieve great things.
In the top 3
Him waiting in the open sea for gods guidence
The fight with the fish
A lot to be learned. By alone time. A chance to know thy self.
I work. I ski. I play. I write. I have a family. I garden. I coach. I volunteer. I sketch. I run. I read.
Good short story
It was descriptive.
I don't know but it was difficult to listen to it. He was a bit unclear and drab.
The sharks eating the fish was pretty messed up.
I like quiet walks, live in a lovely part of QLD I enjoy these books as background or a good listen, happy listening .
Already have, great story of respect, reminds me of the good old world 50 yrs ago
The respectfull the boy sreved the old man
great for the schools to study
Mr. Donald Sutherland
The writing style
gee, I wonder
Laugh out loud
My first Audible .com book...It's like flying first class.
Ernest Hemingway is such a classic writer!
The story and production were the greatest!
Would recommend the book to anyone
An inspirational, depressing and uplifting read
I am a television editor and producer. There are so many ways to tell a story, but novel writing is the purest form. I am working on my first novel. It is the hardest yet most satisfying endeavor of my life so far.
Different but equal. The writing is so engaging and econimical and the character of old man so real that it's difficult to separate the message from the medium.
As the Old Man sat alone in his boat struggling with pain, thirst, weakness and nausea, he recalled a time from his younger days when he engaged a sailer in a 20 hour arm wrestling match. This moment in the story defined raw endurance and determination more effectively than anything else I've ever read.
Donald Southerland reads with great clarity and just enough expression to let the writing tell the story. After listening to the book, I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job than he. His voice, I'm sure, is far superior than my inner reading voice would be.
I was moved by the Old Man's respect for the fish. He never belittled or underestimated his opponent, which lended a fresh perspective to his trade.
What can be said about one of the greatest stories ever told? Read it, cherish it, learn from it.
"I love Hemingway"
I've only recently started getting into Hemingway, but this is my favourite book of his to date.
I struggle paying attention to literature with audiobooks, but the length and pace of the book made this idea for me.
Really well read, he really engaged me in the journey.
Yes, and I would have if I had known in advance and picked a suitable time. Instead I was forced to put it down at several points and I found that I was always slowly approaching my final destination to hear a bit more.
Great story, but then it is Hemingway, so you knew that already.
"A classic and it's clear why"
I struggle to find time to read with two small children around but I listened to this in one sitting. Fantastic storytelling.
The endurance and persistence of the human spirit, the injustice and brutality of life, facing mortality, take your pick! A classic, economically written and melodically and soothingly narrated.
"Concise Moby Dick"
This book is beautifully read by Donald Sutherland. It's quite short, so you can listen to it over and over again!
"Amazing and beautiful"
I always wanted to read 'The Old Man and the Sea' by Hemingway, but I could never get into it. However, this audio book really brings it to life and helped me appreciate the beauty of Hemingway's work.
"really good food for the soul"
loved the story, I can see why it won an a award. the story is mellow, tender even. what a finish!
Great performance, great story, well worth a listen. Would recommend to a friend. Well done
Narrator exactly captured what I felt on first reading 50 years ago.Looking forward to more from Mr.Sutherland.Death in the Afternoon?
"Sutherland is very monotonous"
The reading of narrator Donald Sutherland is very monotonous. It is difficult to listen to a longer periods of time.
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