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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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    Hamish New York 03-16-16
    Hamish New York 03-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The Sun Rises ...slowly"

    Always wanted to read this, glad I have. I like Ernest's writing style and the bullfighting in the last third of the book was great to! Really want me to go see it (much to the horror of those poor animals)

    The narrator did a great job with the male voices but the female voices were about awful it was sometimes hard to understand who was who as the narrators deep voice confused things.

    I believe this is a book worth your time!

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    Madeleine 03-16-16
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    "sadness"

    The book was very drawn out and dry. The whole time I was waiting for something to happen then the book just ended.

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    Linda Rae 03-14-16
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    very Hemingway. just read Paris wife. gave me some insight into this story.

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    Amazon Customer 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "William Hurt sounds as if he is half asleep. Hard"

    This is difficult to listen to without slipping into a deep coma. Hurt's monotone delivery takes away from the enjoyment of a great story.

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    SwissAmerican 03-05-16
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    "Brilliant narration by William Hurt"

    William Hurt's narration really brought this book to life for me. His voice is perfect for Hemingway's blunt, direct, wry style, and he's doing a great job switching smoothly between the various characters and their accents, from American to Scotch to British. Not to mention that he knows how to pronounce French and Spanish words correctly!
    I haven't been a big Hemingway fan in the past, but I enjoyed this audiobook immensely.

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    Wyatt 02-27-16
    Wyatt 02-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    This is a great story. Unfortunately I had a lot of technical glitches during the listening. Many times it would go silent and skip ahead. Very annoying. Otherwise good experience.

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    Claire 02-15-16
    Claire 02-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent! !"

    Wonderful narrating, voice designation, and timing! I recommend to any Hemingway fan or bullfighting aficionado!

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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 Member Since 2016
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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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