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.
It is really exciting to hear this being read, which allows more imagination that if I were reading it myself.
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
Addicted to Audible since 2009
This is a very good story, which was well written. Hemingway does a great job in keeping his writing simple and to the point and as a result it's easy to understand and follow. Sutherland also does a terric job with the narration making this audio book version twice as good. Definitely worth a few hours of your time to listen to a classic piece of literature that has and will continue to stand the test of time!
Mr. Donald Sutherland
The writing style
gee, I wonder
Laugh out loud
My first Audible .com book...It's like flying first class.
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