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  • A Farewell to Arms

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704

The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is not unabridged

  • By Valerian on 06-17-11

Classic Hemingway

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Classic Hemingway writing. If you like Hemingway you will certainly love this book. The narration was SO GOOD. It was all together just a lovely experience.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Moveable Feast

  • The Restored Edition
  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect complement-Paris Wife & Midnight in Paris

  • By Julie on 06-09-12

Perfection

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-15

I have always been a fan of Hemingway but this by far surpassed my high expectations. I've cried only twice while listening to audible book, this was one of them. I'm very picky about narrators in general and especially when they are reading Hemingway but the narration could not have been better.

  • The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 2

  • 1886
  • By: Anton Chekhov
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number. Raymond Carver once said, “It is not only the immense number of stories he wrote - for few, if any, writers have ever done more - it is the awesome frequency with which he produced masterpieces, stories that shrive us as well as delight and move us, that lay bare our emotions in ways only true art can accomplish.”

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Translators make a big difference

  • By D. B. Chamberlain on 03-29-16

Even better than the first collection

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-15

This collection of stories surpassed my expectations, listening to it fresh off the heels of the first collection (which I loved) I didn't think it could get better but I was wrong. The narrator again was superb and this is such a great peek into Anton Chekhov

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 1

  • 1882–1885
  • By: Anton Chekhov
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

A Russian author, playwright, and physician, Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Riot

  • By Robin H. on 05-04-13

First time reading Anton Chekhov....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-15

This was my first experience with stories by Anton Chekhov and I'm happy to report I was not disappointed. His stories make you think, not in a laborious way but in a way that pulls one side of your mouth up in a sly way. I've already ordered volume 2! The narrator was superb. My favorite story was probably the looking glass.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Short Stories, Volume III

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the American Midwest, this definitive audio collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style - from the plain bold language of this first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the three but still not perfect

  • By C. O'Keefe on 05-25-17

5 Stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-15

Another fantastic set of classic Hemingway short stories. The stories themselves remove you from this world and engross you in them, in the best possible way. Outstanding performance again from the narrator!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Short Stories, Volume II

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the Americam Midwest, this definitive audio collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style: from the plain bald language of the first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flat out amazing

  • By chris on 11-30-07

Loved!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Such quality narration for such quality literature. Highly recommend this short story collection. It takes the mind on a journey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heads in Beds

  • A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
  • By: Jacob Tomsky
  • Narrated by: Jacob Tomsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 744

Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The presidential suite of audiobooks

  • By Grant on 03-10-13

A MUST READ

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-15

Would you listen to Heads in Beds again? Why?

It's both informative with inside hotel info but it also draws the reader in, there's an emotional connection made...it's great.

Have you listened to any of Jacob Tomsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Jacob Tomsky is a superb narrator

  • The Short Stories, Volume I

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

This definitive audio collection, read by Stacy Keach, traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style - from the plain bald language of his first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude. These stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-24-16

Highly recommended and I'm picky

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Classic Hemingway stories beautifully read.
I am picky about narrator's voices; Stacy is one of the best.
I highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez
  • Narrated by: Armando Durán
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds two people's lives together for more than half a century. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs - yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless Romance, brought to life by Armando Duràn

  • By Anne on 09-05-13

Classic in a timeless relevant way

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Love in the Time of Cholera to be better than the print version?

Yes.

Which character – as performed by Armando Durán – was your favorite?

Armando Durán is the best narrator, caring equally for each character, presenting the story carefully and captivating.