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)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regular Hemingway officianodos should enjoy this book ... Those who can focus to some extent on the story, I suppose
He did not ...
Yes, word selection and juxtaposition, adjectives
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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