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To Have and Have Not | [Ernest Hemingway]

To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who throng the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.
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To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who throng the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.

Harsh, realistic, yet with one of the most subtle and moving relationships in the Hemingway oeuvre, To Have and Have Not is literary high adventure at its finest.

©1937 Ernest Hemingway. Copyright renewed ©1965 Mary Hemingway. ©1934 Hearst Magazine, Inc. Copyright renewed ©1962 Mary Hemingway. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form; (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved

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"A truly classic author." (Library Journal)

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    Marsha Sayville, NY, USA 04-09-07
    Marsha Sayville, NY, USA 04-09-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Nostalgic read."

    We just saw the movie and recently visited Key West where we toured Hemingway's home. "To Have and Have Not" was discussed during the tour so we thought we would reread (hear) a book we read in high school. Great listen -- colorful characters and a visit to history we have long forgotten. A little uncomfortable at the beginning with descriptions of African-Americans and terms we do not hear today.
    Recommend this highly.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth Calgary, Alberta, Canada 01-05-09
    Kenneth Calgary, Alberta, Canada 01-05-09
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    "A Good Reading of a Bleak Novel"

    To Have and Have Not is a difficult book to love, despite this well-handled reading of the text. The story is bleak, violent and pessimistic in tone, set as it is during the Great Depression, and leaves little room for hope to redeem its bleakness. The novel also jumps between points of views and characters instead of sticking with one narrator or protagonist. This creates a novel with less unity, though Hemingway's intent seems to be to give readers a look at both the wealthy and the poor and the troubles endured by both. However, this omniscient point of view is less popular with modern readers and many will interpret these passages as digressions. Hemingway himself is said to have regarded it as his least successful novel. Still, it is an eye-opening look into a now half-forgotten era.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 09-03-13
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Love Hemingway, Patton not so much"

    while I applaud the notion behind getting "name" actors to honor Hemingway by narrating his works, there is a problem that arises too often: good actors are not automatically good narrators. not only did i tire quickly of Patton's breathy whisper which he applies to almost every facet of this novel, it is so passive that it is completely wrong for the prose style and the action. the temperament of the characters, Morgan especially, all seem to blend together into boredom. there is little emotion in any speech, and the poetry in narrative passages is lost into a big homogenous sameness. there are moments when Patton gets more into it, some passages near the end stand out as his better moments of narration, but on the whole the vigor is missing. I felt very much the same way with Hurt's work on Sun Also Rises; it's as though they feel that to give this important writer proper reading they must add gravity to the prose by speaking slowly and quietly. the crispness and vitality of the prose doesn't need their improvement, it just needs a proper reading. again i find myself thinking back to Adams narrations from Books on Tape, I don't remember ever feeling like he was bored with the project; nice to have variation in theory, but give me his vitality. (Campbell Scott is much the same way as Hurt and Patton, and let's not start on Sutherland)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nfaulk Galveston, TX USA 09-13-12
    nfaulk Galveston, TX USA 09-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Moving story, great narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of To Have and Have Not to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of To Have and Have Not?

    I was moved when Hemingway had multiple people, that were unrelated to the main characters in the story, expose their nightly bedtime thoughts, worries, and general perceptions. It's good to be pulled up from a story you are so embedded in and reminded that life is going on around your primary characters.


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Will Patton does an excellent job with accents and inflections in just the right places. Hemingway's sentences can get pretty long and descriptive, but Patton never misses a beat.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Harry Morgan is trying his hardest to get his last, dying words out. And when he finally does, the crew around him thinks it jibberish, but you as the reader, with an inside view, know the truth.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lisa natalia, texas, United States 07-09-12
    lisa natalia, texas, United States 07-09-12
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    "Wonderful!'"
    What made the experience of listening to To Have and Have Not the most enjoyable?

    Will Patton did such an amazing job! He had the characters perfectly!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Of course Hemingways style. He wrote so descriptively. You feel as if you are there!


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was able to give each character a distinct personality.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gini Wilson 11-14-10
    Gini Wilson 11-14-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Read"

    Enjoyed this very much...easy to listen and follow. Wonderfully read and awesome story line by fabulous writer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-05-13
    Ron Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-05-13

    A great fan of stories and audiobooks. Good ones.

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    "Rambling Ernest at his best"

    No doubt Ernest Hemingway looked at life in a clear plain way. This story gets you inside the heads of many characters. Not really going anywhere, in no particular order, is the beauty of it. Simplicity and clarity of voice is the trademark, and what makes this another great listen from the man himself.

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    Jon W Burris San Antonio, Tx, US 02-25-13
    Jon W Burris San Antonio, Tx, US 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Just Amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. An incredible statment on the human condition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of To Have and Have Not?

    The death of Captin Morgan. The way his wife was given no time to morn. She simply moved on and started up with a new plan for her and the kids.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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