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The Sun Also Rises Audiobook

The Sun Also Rises

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Publisher's Summary

The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley.

Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Who's your papa? Listen to more from Ernest Hemingway.

©1926 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed ©1954 Ernest Hemingway. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2007

"An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative....It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose...magnificent." (The New York Times)

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    Douglas N. 10-04-16
    Douglas N. 10-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The narration works"

    I was at first concerned with what seemed like lazy narration, but, it's read in a style that suits Hemingway, and in a way that the author himself speaks, based on some audio clips I found. His delivery and the voices he uses for the characters is great.
    The story itself is easy to enjoy. Half way through I couldn't stop listening

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    John 09-23-16
    John 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    This being the first Hemingway book I've read/listened to, I can see why he is so celebrated.
    The distinct personalities of each character makes one feel as if they've known them personally and the imagery is amazing.
    William Hurt's narration was outstanding. His inflections and different accents made for a fully immersive experience.

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    Mr J Lawler 09-16-16
    Mr J Lawler 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderfully read, beautiful story"

    Naration sublime. first Hemingway book I've listened to, will definitely be listening to more. thinking he's perfectly suited for audio

    Looking forward to re-listening

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    documentarylady 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a masterpiece for the Hem afficionado"

    i loved this book. i read it in conjunction with The Paris Wife, and A Moveable Feast. while i could read Hemingway all day long, it is an aquired taste. i enjoyed William Hurts narration as well - especially while set in Pamplona (book 2). well done!

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    Ralph Alswang Washington, DC United States 07-17-16
    Ralph Alswang Washington, DC United States 07-17-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Betrayal"

    Hemingway first novel which launched the modern literary movement of the 20th century. The understanding of disillusion and incredible use language.

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    Juan Spain 07-08-16
    Juan Spain 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A REVIEW OF ACCENTS"

    I HAPPENED TO FIND THIS BOOK IN MY LIBRARY AND I SAID HOW LUCKY I AM TO HAVE FOUND THIS BOOK NOW THAT WE'RE APPROACHING SAN FERMÍN HOLIDAYS HERE IN SPAIN. SO I STARTED READIND THIS BOOK LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOK WILLIAM HURT.
    IT'S PERFECT!
    BUT WHAT I REALLY WAS LOOKING FOR IS SOMEONE READING IN BRITISH ACCENT.
    HOPEFULLY I SAID I WILL FIND ANITHER BOOK WITH A DIFFERENT ACCENT I MEAN BRITISH ONE.
    GREAT. THANK YOU

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    HonestOmnivore Kent, Ohio 07-05-16
    HonestOmnivore Kent, Ohio 07-05-16 Member Since 2011

    Middle aged tech employee with interests from behavioral economics to Harry Potter. I live on a small farm outside of Kent Ohio.

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    "better at 50 than at 15..."

    I goat read this in high school, then again in college, it made a he'll of a lot more sense thirty years later...

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    H. Mathias Los Angeles, USA 07-01-16
    H. Mathias Los Angeles, USA 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great performance (in spite of what you may have heard)"

    Heard did a FANTASTIC job reading the book! Yes I read the some of the bad.previous reviews. The only thing I can say is when those people read the book in their heads the narrative sounded different. But Heard's interpretation of Hemingway's writing was superb.

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    William Boca Raton, FL, USA 06-07-16
    William Boca Raton, FL, USA 06-07-16 Member Since 2009
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    "A must read in one's personal cannon."

    A perfect novel and great audiobook. Bigoted Language reflective of the 1920s. Nothing to be proud of there.

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    Uncle Al 05-27-16
    Uncle Al 05-27-16

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    "Why the fuss?"

    Too deep, I guess.
    Beautifully read.
    Let's see depths of meaning we can find amidst the parataxis.

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