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A Farewell to Arms Audiobook

A Farewell to Arms

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto, of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized, is one of the greatest moments in literary history.

A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway.

©1929 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed ©1957 Ernest Hemingway; (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    bailey 11-03-16
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    "A wonderful book"

    Hemingway's storytelling is iconic. I can't stop listening. The narration was perfect and I feel like I will miss this book for a long time.

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    Douglas N. 10-10-16
    Douglas N. 10-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant narration"

    First, the censorship isn't an issue. From what I've read the book itself was censored and is still published that way, so it follows that the audio would be also. Skipping over the few swear words didn't ruin the flow to me.

    The narration is perfect. Brilliant. He brings life to Italian characters and others, and the slight dramatization is never tedious. It's great.

    Hemingway wrote a great book. It's not as much a war story as it is a story that takes place during a time of war. It's follows the life of a soldier but it doesn't linger on battles. It might linger on the love story, becoming maybe a touch too romantic at times, but it always gets reeled back in, and the story is always interesting.
    And of course, it's full of wine and wit.

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    Steven 11-29-11
    Steven 11-29-11
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    "It's a classic story!"

    Hemingway's rich description is, I believe, the key to his work. It make you feel like you are there. The grit and horrer of war are well documented but at the same time the humanity of the characters comes through. The ending...well...I won't go there but one comes away with a strong sense of the futility of war.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-02-12
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Not what I expected"

    John Slattery did an excellent job in narrating the book. I had read "The Modern Scholar: WW1" by John Ramsden and he Listed "A Farewell To Arms" on the reading list and said it covered the fighting between Italy and Austria in WWI. But I was disappointed because there was very little information about the war and was primarily a love story. I am not sure why Ramsden list this book on his reading list. I have enjoyed other Hemingway book so maybe my disappointment was in my expectations.

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    "A once in a lifetime love story."

    A most blissful love story with moments of ordinary and beautiful realness. The truth of how life can be so good yet so gut wrenchingly painful.

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    Yitzhak 10-13-17
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    "The perfect narrator for the perfect book"

    They should start giving out awards to audible narrators. John Slattery truly brought the story to life. Doesn't hurt that this is one of the best books ever written.

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    "What a wonderful classic!"

    Ernest Hemingway captures the day and age this was written beautifully! The literary value ood this book is priceless.

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    "Wow! The great Hemingway"

    In the style of Hemingway,
    I turned the app on, the download was easily obtainable, my cat sat next to me, he was warm and soft and old. There were many details, the story was sharp and to the point, many lived, and some died. It made me happy, it made me sad 😢. I loved it.

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    shelley overholt TUTTLE, OK, US 08-23-17
    shelley overholt TUTTLE, OK, US 08-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Sweet story"

    I loved the narrator in this book. Excellent job! Can't beat a good Hemingway book.

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    Dall Texas 07-23-17
    Dall Texas 07-23-17 Member Since 2011
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    "so sad"

    the voices of the narrator where so good but when he read English conversation he was so flat. The story was so sad.

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  • Debbie
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    12/29/15
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    "Dull dull dull"

    Have tried to like this story after visiting Hemingway House and feeling like I must be missing the point. Clearly I have missed the point. It's a long and quite dull tale within which not much happens for a very long time, and the narrator's voice lulls me to sleep. Not great for a driving companion! So, have given up. Some things are not meant to be.

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  • Dan N Smith
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    "A beautiful story beautifully told"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Farewell to Arms to be better than the print version?

    John Slattery's portrayal of an american medic serving with the Italian infantry in WW2 is just so lovely. He inhabits the Hemingway character perfectly. I was so hooked I barely stopped listening from start to finish.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Farewell to Arms?

    The relationship between Henry and Barkley is subtle, beautiful and so moving.


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    "This one has legs?but not wings"

    The myth of Hemingway the man and the Boy?s Own nature of his subject-matter sometimes obscures the reader?s ability to evaluate his style and the quality of his prose. I remember years ago his short staccato style being described as having the purity of a clean mountain stream. He is primarily a story teller and does this by retreating as a writer and hiding behind the scenery delivering enough words to get us quickly through the plot. And it is the plot that is the point.
    Interesting enough as a story, but the price paid is evident in the interplay between Lieutenant Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley which remains two dimensional.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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