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The Old Man and the Sea Audiobook
The Old Man and the Sea
Written by: 
Ernest Hemingway
Narrated by: 
Donald Sutherland
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

What Members Say

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    David Segura Greensboro, nc, US 05-12-15
    David Segura Greensboro, nc, US 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful!!!"

    Beautiful story, masterfully read. Was not expecting to be so captivated by a simple story. Hemingway definitely had talent for telling a story.

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    Reverend 05-10-15
    Reverend 05-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "very good reading"
    Where does The Old Man and the Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Old Man and the Sea?

    i liked the symbolism of youth and aging. the struggle with life in old age symbolized by the fish.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good reading with good sound and recording. A classic tale.

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    David Case 05-01-15
    David Case 05-01-15
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    "Wish he Would have"

    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?

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    Gary C Atlanta 04-28-15
    Gary C Atlanta 04-28-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great version of one of the best"

    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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    billweyher 03-24-15
    billweyher 03-24-15
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    "Magnificent"

    Donald Sutherland's narration was an awesome performance of this timeless story. Absolutely my favorite book. A must read for everyone.

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    Lessons and Books Stockholm, Sweden 03-15-15
    Lessons and Books Stockholm, Sweden 03-15-15 Member Since 2015

    Read More Bit*h!

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    "Awesome"

    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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    Miles 03-12-15
    Miles 03-12-15
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    "Donald is the man."

    Good story
    Good narration
    Good recording
    I was bummed when the story ended, but vary satisfied. Kind of short for the price.

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    rick ewart 03-02-15
    rick ewart 03-02-15
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    "I became The Old Man and I tasted the Sea"

    A vivid portrayal by a legend who lived it! Thank You very very much! Ian Richie Stewart key west florida

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    Anders Risager 02-02-15

    I listen til about a book a month, sometimes more, sometimes less... great for commuting

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    "First time experiencing Hemingway, loved it!"

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved the way the author played with the words and my feelings..

    A true story of grit and determination.

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    Henry Debardeleben Marlborough, MA 01-23-15
    Henry Debardeleben Marlborough, MA 01-23-15 Member Since 2016

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    "A timeless classic by one of the all-time masters"

    Hemingway is truly one of the all-time masters of the written word. With Donald Sutherland as the narrator of the story it really comes to life.

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