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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.

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©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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    Dale Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, United States 01-12-16
    Dale Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, United States 01-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hemingway at His Best"

    Hemingway's insightful character study of post World War I supposed care-free, heavy drinking vactioners in Europe exposes just how vapid their high-society lives actually are. Masterfully read by William Hurt, accents and all, the reading puts you amid the action, as well as insight into Hemingway's often flawed characters.

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    Dale 11-28-15
    Dale 11-28-15
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    "Plodding"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Regular Hemingway officianodos should enjoy this book ... Those who can focus to some extent on the story, I suppose


    Has The Sun Also Rises turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Nope


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He did not ...


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, word selection and juxtaposition, adjectives


    Any additional comments?

    Just didn't grab me like other Hemingway stories ... Maybe just me, but I was more or less bored through most of the book ...

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    Paul 11-26-15
    Paul 11-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hurt Hurts"

    William Hurt's reading is insulting to the ear. He ruins the listening experience of a masterpiece book. I recommend the novel, but not this particular audiobook.

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    Bill Longnecker 11-17-15
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    "William Hurt. :-("

    The store is all classic Hemingway, short to the point writing, harsh realistic descriptions and poignantly vivid. The narration was bland, like he was reading a 4th grade level reading book to toddlers without inflection or passion.

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    mimthedwarf 11-17-15
    mimthedwarf 11-17-15
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    "Unlistenable"

    A great Hemingway narrative killed by William Hurt's droll, bored, dazed speech and his bizarre caricatures of European accents. Been trying to finish this one for months and I just can't do it. been through 3 other audiobooks and a few ebooks in the same time. What a waste.

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    anderson quezada 10-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My new favorite Hemingway."

    loved it and the narrator was on point with the tones of voices with the different characters it was like watching a movie in your head.

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    Edwin P. Lipscomb Denton, TX USA 09-22-15
    Edwin P. Lipscomb Denton, TX USA 09-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful book"

    This was my first Ernest Hemingway book and I really enjoyed it. All the interesting character and the light plot about a group of party people. The narrator was perfect.

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    Deirdre 09-14-15
    Deirdre 09-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great narration, ok story"

    I enjoyed this listen. It was different and William Hurt did a great job narrating.

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    Kevin Martin 09-08-15
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    "Not a fan of the narrator. "

    william hurt does great accents, but his cadence and pronunciation are very distracting, and in my opinion, take away from the story.

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    Me2 Ct 08-12-15
    Me2 Ct 08-12-15
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    "Definitely among his greatest work!"
    What did you love best about The Sun Also Rises?

    It was a captive story with complex characters


    Which character – as performed by William Hurt – was your favorite?

    Jake Barnes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator for this book is excellent. He really made the book all the more interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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