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.
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
Mr. Donald Sutherland
The writing style
gee, I wonder
Laugh out loud
My first Audible .com book...It's like flying first class.
Ernest Hemingway is such a classic writer!
The story and production were the greatest!
Would recommend the book to anyone
An inspirational, depressing and uplifting read
I am a television editor and producer. There are so many ways to tell a story, but novel writing is the purest form. I am working on my first novel. It is the hardest yet most satisfying endeavor of my life so far.
Different but equal. The writing is so engaging and econimical and the character of old man so real that it's difficult to separate the message from the medium.
As the Old Man sat alone in his boat struggling with pain, thirst, weakness and nausea, he recalled a time from his younger days when he engaged a sailer in a 20 hour arm wrestling match. This moment in the story defined raw endurance and determination more effectively than anything else I've ever read.
Donald Southerland reads with great clarity and just enough expression to let the writing tell the story. After listening to the book, I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job than he. His voice, I'm sure, is far superior than my inner reading voice would be.
I was moved by the Old Man's respect for the fish. He never belittled or underestimated his opponent, which lended a fresh perspective to his trade.
What can be said about one of the greatest stories ever told? Read it, cherish it, learn from it.
I recently read The Paris Wife which is a story about Hemingway and his first wife. I did not know much about him until then other than he was a famous writer. He was, I hear, a strange character. He evidently would angonize for hours over every work and sentence of his stories. I was then interested in reading one of his novels. Most were way too long for me to try to tackle right now so I chose The Old Man and the Sea because it was short.
I did enjoy the story and his writing was very captivating. I may even try one of his other books sometime. But I did very much enjoy Donald Sutherland narration. A very good listen!
Loved the story, I had actually never read this book before. But the narration by Donald Sutherland didn't feel quite right. The accent attempt was weak and seemed forced
A wonderful story about man's inner drive not to give up even when life itself seems hopeless, and you are up against a great challenge.
This is a great story.
Enjoyed it very, very much. Woulod enjoy listening to it again.
The old man
A classic story with a near perfect performance of narration. I had the pleasure of feeling as if I were on the skiff with the old man. Listening took me back to my time in the Carribbean and the Atlantic many years ago. Simply an auditory pleasure.
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