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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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    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
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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.

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    bs 08-07-15
    bs 08-07-15
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    "Try another narrator"

    horrible narration. this actor really ruined the story. I was unable to finish a favorite author.

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    Sarah Los Angeles 08-05-15
    Sarah Los Angeles 08-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent performance"

    The storyline is a little poor. Characters shallow, except the narrator. One would expect more from Hemingway. Reading was excellent & made the book very pleasurable.

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    Lawrence 08-02-15
    Lawrence 08-02-15
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    "Meh- Hurt is not cut out for narration"

    Horrible reading by Hurt. Over-rated story. Other works are much better. Take a pass if you are debating.

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    James A. Long Fabius, NY 07-17-15
    James A. Long Fabius, NY 07-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good. Not life changing."

    The performance was very good, especially the dialogue. The story kept me interested but I sometimes felt like not much had transpired. It's a story about a generation of people who are lost in the world and damaged by the war in one way or another. The writing is great but I kept waiting for something to 'happen'.

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    Logan Allen 07-15-15
    Logan Allen 07-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing."

    Genius work of Hemingway. Never fails to impress. Great starter book for this author as well.

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    John Daly Las Vegas, NV USA 07-13-15
    John Daly Las Vegas, NV USA 07-13-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Hurt Great Narrating Sun Also Rises"

    Hemingway dialogue is brilliant but it needs a quality actor to pull off nuance and meaning and William Hurt does. And it was good. "Absynthe, waiter."

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    james f zucherman 07-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic reader"

    The story itself is banal but the performance and style of writing is lovely. Obviously autobiography of Hemingway in Pamplona days

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    Andrew Maggio 06-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Reading"

    Terrific reading of one of the great books ever written. Highly recommended- very well done.

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