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)
Even if you're not a huge Hemingway fan, this is worth it because of the perfect match up of reader and text. William Hurt would not be right for everything, but his reading of this is maybe the best reading of any book I have listened to, wonderful with characters' voices, excellent French and Spanish pronunciation (important in this book) and perfectly captures Jake's voice and the melancholic air of the story.
My first real introduction to Hemingway. After this old man and the sea that is. Which I read in high school.I think William hurt did a good job and the story I believe is classic. Great insight into a fascinating time.
I dislike deeply analyzing books, so naturally I was just... THRILLED... to begin reading this in English class. I found it boring and confusing. And yes, I know that I'm wrong, but I don't really care. The reader is pretty bad, though, and THE AUDIOBOOK IS NOT DIVIDED INTO (correct, single) CHAPTERS! Instead, we get it split into 7 random sections, which makes no sense. This was excruciatingly annoying.
I give every book and author a chance. I like books that grab you and evoke an emotional response.
Not sure. Someone who may want to waste some time.... Sorry about that, but if you like to read about a few lost souls who drink and eat and a story where really nothing happens, you may like this book. The only thing that was interesting was the description of the bull fights....
Not sure at this point.
He did a good job with content...
All of them
Drunk lonely expats
Oddly, the best comparison I can think of is Speed Tribes, by Karl Taro Greenfeld, since that book is also infused with the expat experience.
Hemingway is awesome. This book is less about war and destruction and manliness than some of his others, and shows that Hemingway has range and depth.
The story itself is pretty dismal as Hemingway chronicles the emptiness many of the Lost Generation found.The narration by William Hurt, though, is great! This narration really enhances the reading of the book as he captures tone and emotion. The Scottish accent (Mike) is really well done and the humorous exchanges between Bill & Mike come across especially well.
New Englander Living in Latin America
The blasé attitude of the writer and the characters. Everything was so blasé to them that it made me feel the same way about them and the novel.
William was ok, but his French accent often sounded like his Russian character in Gorky Park.
It was written by Hemingway and is supposed to be a classic. Other than the development of the blasé characters, there was nothing terribly interesting about the story or the writing. This was my first Hemingway and I hope it wasn't his best work. I found him tedious and hopeless.
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