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.
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"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)
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
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.
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
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!
Hemingway first novel which launched the modern literary movement of the 20th century. The understanding of disillusion and incredible use language.
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.
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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I goat read this in high school, then again in college, it made a he'll of a lot more sense thirty years later...
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.
A perfect novel and great audiobook. Bigoted Language reflective of the 1920s. Nothing to be proud of there.
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