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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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    Amazon Customer Austin, TX 07-21-17
    Amazon Customer Austin, TX 07-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "John Slattery + Hemingway = perfection"

    John Slattery absolutely gives the perfect performance of this classic novel (not an easy feat!). I've read A Farewell to Arms many times, but fell in love with it as a result of this reading. His cadence, pacing, and emotion are spot on, capturing Hemingway as I believe he was meant to be read: out loud. Bravo, Mr. Slattery!

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    Tad Davis 07-11-17
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    "Short and grim"

    John Slattery gives a low-key but powerful performance of Hemingway's short and grim novel. The main character is an ambulance driver in the Italian campaign of World War I. He is wounded in action, but that turns out to be only the beginning of his troubles.

    Hemingway'a style consists mostly of short declarative sentences and dialogue that seems inane and repetitive on the surface but is somehow haunting and consequential. Slattery's narration follows suit; he also gives voice to a variety of characters, some English, some Italian.

    There is a surprising amount of humor and good cheer, especially in the early part of the novel. But don't let it fool you. Everybody here is Fortune's fool.

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    Melissa 06-22-17
    Melissa 06-22-17
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    "Good story, but awkward to listen to"

    I enjoyed listening to A Farewell to Arms, but found it awkward that one man provided the voice for all characters. I know this isn't a play, but I didn't enjoy listening to a man twist his voice into that of a woman's for Catherine's dialogue. Pleasant voice for everything else though.

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    J&N Cliff 05-10-17
    J&N Cliff 05-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Going to literary hell for not liking the classic"
    What would have made A Farewell to Arms better?

    I am probably going to literary hell after giving Hemingway 2 stars. This was a tedious read with a lot of senseless dialogue (maybe that was the point?), a flat unrealistic doormat of a female character, and a sad ending. I also did not like the approach of the audio narrator (John Slattery) to give most characters an accent even though they were speaking their native languages. That somehow highlighted the superiority and arrogance of the protagonist since he spoke fluently without an accent, again maybe that was the intent.


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    nathan 04-13-17
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    "Funny"

    Another great book by Hemingway. One of the funnier from him. Always entertaining, always engrossing.

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    Andrew M LaRocco 04-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Very disappointed."

    Cannot understand why this is considered a great novel. Enjoy other Hemingway, but this was a boring meandering story.

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    Sue Lake 04-03-17
    Sue Lake 04-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "My god!"

    Loved the story. Lots of full characters and exceptional writing. And this narrator! Whatever I listen to next will be with his voice, he gave me a n

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    KAM 03-31-17
    KAM 03-31-17
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    "I would skip this one"

    A sad story about two selfish people morally adrift. Lots of character development that leads nowhere. I thought For Whom The Bell Tolls was more worthy. Both books are chalked full of adult content. The performance was very well done however.

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    Amber Charlotte, NC, United States 03-29-17
    Amber Charlotte, NC, United States 03-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing narrator brought this classic to life!"

    I love love love this audible of A Farewell to Arms! John Slattery is absolutely incredible and brings every emotion and scene to life.

    The story is funny, moving and thought provoking all at the same time.

    Highly recommend!

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    ken 03-08-17
    ken 03-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great novel, great narration, terrible production"

    The famed novel that marked the beginning of Ernest Hemingway's great career. An American officer in the service of Italy during WW1 meets and English nurse..... John Slattery makes an outstanding performance. His accent and speech of the English translation of Italian is convincing. He even does a good woman's voice.
    But this is not an unabridged production. Misleading advertising during the description. So many words are censored out leaving the listener wondering what was said. I would prefer to have had Mr. Hemingway's actual writing, but if some words were too offensive for the producer I would rather the words be replaced with a similar word of the same meaning.
    I recommend you find a true unabridged version of this book.

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