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.
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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.
I listen til about a book a month, sometimes more, sometimes less... great for commuting
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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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.
The narrator really makes the story come alive, and the story itself is a Hemingway staple. The story is one of perseverence in the face of extraordinary challenges.
This story is exactly what the tittle infers
Just more interesting . Plus it has some moments whether or not he will survive
I want to cry. I cannot believe the sharks ate his fish. So sad.
yes. I did.
Of the three I have listened to, this is by far the best.
The Old Man obviously. His struggle was real and affecting.
When the first shark was spotted. I felt a pit in my stomach is it was obvious where the tale was next heading.
Don't see this. Read the book.
Simplicity seems to be the chief goal of this short story and it pulls it off in spades. The underdog premise is so genuine that we, the audience, cannot help but route for our protagonist as he struggles both mentally and physically to prove himself useful once again. It's a tried and true character arc that is both mesmerizing and ultimately heart-wrenching.
"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.
incredible and compelling, heartbreaking and beautiful. Sutherland is magnificent in telling the classic the of an old man facing his beloved foe
"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!
"Spread as a curtain"
Age experience resignation hope acceptance brotherhood are all masterfully crafted together by this genius author.
overall it was boring and a chore to finish. The message that make it a 'classic' is that in the words of Denzel Washington in the film equaliser the old man's gotta be the old man and the fish has gotta be the fish. It is a long way of telling a story of how each have there own lives but can't let go of what they have been despite it not really benefiting them.
"Ernest Hemingway keeping it real."
plenty of killing. I won't be going fishing anytime soon. Not without a speed boat, a fishing rod and a load of help.
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.
"Concise Moby Dick"
This book is beautifully read by Donald Sutherland. It's quite short, so you can listen to it over and over again!
"Amazing and beautiful"
I always wanted to read 'The Old Man and the Sea' by Hemingway, but I could never get into it. However, this audio book really brings it to life and helped me appreciate the beauty of Hemingway's work.
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