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.
Literal story was,well fishfilled. As for symbolic meanings hidden within the text very enriching and fresh. Donalds voice was a perfect choise as to me he sounds like my imaginary voice of Hemingway.
Donald Sutherland is the perfect voice for the fishermen. The editing could have been better done; sometimes it's far too quiet and you miss vocal nuances. Overall wonderful.
It's a book about an old fisherman that's down on his luck. Which wouldn't normally interest me but the book isn't really about that at all. Like all the great classics, it's a book about the human condition and the struggles we face. It's a quick book and I'd recommend it to anyone.
wonderful in every way! I would recommend it to young and old. Donald Sutherland does a fabulous job reading this classic story so gently.
Glad I put my 15 yr old through audible version...we had just come off a fishing trip appropriately. Great story but. it was horrible slogging through as a high schooler. Cut out lots of redundant language and youd have a fantastic short story. The narration made this a delightful experience!
Books a Classic by a great Author so the only thing to get is a great narrator and they got one.
"A truly beautiful story"
Perfectly matched to the rich voice of Donald Sutherland, this is a wonderfully detailed and incredibly moving narration of the old man and the sea. Hemingway's descriptive style is memorising.
"great reading of greater work"
loved the reading. it put me right there in the skiff with the old man. get this you will not regret it
incredible and compelling, heartbreaking and beautiful. Sutherland is magnificent in telling the classic the of an old man facing his beloved foe
"Spread as a curtain"
Age experience resignation hope acceptance brotherhood are all masterfully crafted together by this genius author.
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.
Narrator exactly captured what I felt on first reading 50 years ago.Looking forward to more from Mr.Sutherland.Death in the Afternoon?
"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.
"Sutherland is very monotonous"
The reading of narrator Donald Sutherland is very monotonous. It is difficult to listen to a longer periods of time.
"Wonderful story but..."
The story is marvellous, I like the way how Hemingway described every important details, it was like I was fishing with the old man.
I like Sutherland the actor, but not the narrator. Too slow and sometimes I had problem to understand what he was saying.
I don't think is Sutherland fault but often the audio was loud and than normal, very annoying!
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