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.
Donald Sutherland was by far the best Reader that I have ever listened to. The book was every emotion wrapped up together.
Narration was a lil jolty at first but within a chapter or two it was fabulous - the perfect tempo, intonations etc for the story. The story was suspenseful, engaging and deeply moving. Left me feeling the characters' experience - loneliness, suffering, desperation, hope.
Beautiful story, masterfully read. Was not expecting to be so captivated by a simple story. Hemingway definitely had talent for telling a story.
i liked the symbolism of youth and aging. the struggle with life in old age symbolized by the fish.
This is a good reading with good sound and recording. A classic tale.
My first Hemingway, and I find myself wondering if I would have provided the required prospective to pass some stuffed shirts expectations?
I found myself conflicted in the end. The ending was still a surprise as I expected a different ending.
I have to add that Donald may not have made his bread and butter doing this, but he can read me a story anytime. I teared up a couple of times; was it the story or Donald?
Excellent narration and production. I listen as I travel and I can always tell how great the story is by how long I sit and listen after I've reached my destination .
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Story about a guy who philosophically contemplates life while doing hard work. A story about an O.G. For sure. Cool.
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