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The Old Man and the Sea Audiobook

The Old Man and the Sea

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Hemingway's short, evocative sentences have never worked better than in this novella written at the twilight of his career. Donald Sutherland achieves an astonishing performance as old man Santiago, in this story of failure, reckless determination, and victory. –Corey Thrasher

Publisher's Summary

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

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.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Male, 2007

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    Lori Capestrani 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So boring"

    I don't know how thinks is a good story except for my teacher I was bored to death through the whole story

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    cyberbullet 01-11-16
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    "Hemingway delivers"

    The voice actor was fenominal. the story was captivating. I highly recommend this audio book

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    lucy spencer 01-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing!"

    Can't believe I waited so long to read this book! But after reading so many other brilliant books by extraordinary writers, makes me appreciate such a beautiful poignant book that kept me 'in the bow of the boat' wanting to lend a hand.. The writing is so beautiful and having it read by Donald Sutherland was perfect! I loved this book and the way he called the fish his brothers and how the sea is like a woman and the moon! And I loved the way we heard him reason each moment of his time! And how I would love to visit Havana Cuba

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    LucyTweet 12-28-15
    LucyTweet 12-28-15

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    "Wonderful!"

    Loved it, as always. A real treat to read or listen to. Have to read more of his works.

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    Red Shield 12-25-15
    Red Shield 12-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfection"

    Hemingway, like Shakespeare had painted many observations of the struggles and victories of life. This read (or listen) should be on everybody's Bucket list.

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    nancy 12-23-15
    nancy 12-23-15 Member Since 2014

    From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.

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    "A True Classic "

    Wonderfully narrated by Donald Sutherland, his voice is so pleasant to hear. A great story I have never read before. A masterpiece of literature, no doubt as to why it has become a classic.

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    jilld1980 12-07-15
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    "Timeless"

    I first read this in high school in the 70's. I love it then and even more now!

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    Kindle Customer 11-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Thanks señor Donald Sutherland for well read story"

    never really got around to reading this story until now I can see why it won the Nobel Prize it's a quality short story which exemplifies man's internal struggle with himself the sea and the dangers of being a large fish fisherman.

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    anderson quezada 10-28-15
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    "incredible"

    the beginning was a little slow but once out to sea the story only gets better as ot goes I tHink it was the narrators tone at the beGinning but he picks up and does this timeless classic justice.

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    "deep and meaningful"

    a powerful story with a Very successful narration as well. I loved it! it would be great for any roadtrip.

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