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Clifford A. King

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  • The Sun Also Rises

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: William Hurt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,791

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 the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with narration

  • By Mary Jo Ignoffo on 04-17-15

Fun story, narration not so good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-12

I like William Hurt as an actor, but his narration skills fall far short of others that do this sort of work. He was very dry. His interpretation of American accents is hilarious. People from the Rocky Mountains do not sound like people from the Appalachians.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Jon Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

In this staple of classic literature, Charles Dickens tells the tale of fueding classes set at the inception and escalation of the French Revolution. Amidst the upheaval, righteous former aristocrat Charles Darnay becomes wrongly tangled in unfortunate events, endangering his freedom and family. Sidney Carton, a cynical lawyer who squandered his life away, seeks to redress his unhappiness through Darnay's beautiful wife, Lucie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Classic Performed With Perfection

  • By Linda on 02-25-12

drone

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

Reviewed: 06-11-12

The narration was intolerable. Could not listen past the first few hours so Ipurchased new version.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful