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The Sun Also Rises Audiobook

The Sun Also Rises

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Publisher's Summary

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 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Who's your papa? Listen to more from Ernest Hemingway.

©1926 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed ©1954 Ernest Hemingway. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2007

"An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative....It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose...magnificent." (The New York Times)

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    Juan Spain 07-08-16
    Juan Spain 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A REVIEW OF ACCENTS"

    I HAPPENED TO FIND THIS BOOK IN MY LIBRARY AND I SAID HOW LUCKY I AM TO HAVE FOUND THIS BOOK NOW THAT WE'RE APPROACHING SAN FERMÍN HOLIDAYS HERE IN SPAIN. SO I STARTED READIND THIS BOOK LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOK WILLIAM HURT.
    IT'S PERFECT!
    BUT WHAT I REALLY WAS LOOKING FOR IS SOMEONE READING IN BRITISH ACCENT.
    HOPEFULLY I SAID I WILL FIND ANITHER BOOK WITH A DIFFERENT ACCENT I MEAN BRITISH ONE.
    GREAT. THANK YOU

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    HonestOmnivore Kent, Ohio 07-05-16
    HonestOmnivore Kent, Ohio 07-05-16 Member Since 2011

    Middle aged tech employee with interests from behavioral economics to Harry Potter. I live on a small farm outside of Kent Ohio.

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    "better at 50 than at 15..."

    I goat read this in high school, then again in college, it made a he'll of a lot more sense thirty years later...

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    William Boca Raton, FL, USA 06-07-16
    William Boca Raton, FL, USA 06-07-16 Member Since 2009
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    "A must read in one's personal cannon."

    A perfect novel and great audiobook. Bigoted Language reflective of the 1920s. Nothing to be proud of there.

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    Uncle Al 05-27-16
    Uncle Al 05-27-16

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    "Why the fuss?"

    Too deep, I guess.
    Beautifully read.
    Let's see depths of meaning we can find amidst the parataxis.

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    Rory J Kinnear Valencia, CA United States 05-26-16
    Rory J Kinnear Valencia, CA United States 05-26-16
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    "A classic but depressing book with great acting"

    Narrator was top notch, William hurt does one of the best audio books I have ever heard. Story was meh, pages and pages of people drinking vast quantities (and huge variety) of booze and then going to a different cafe to have another repetitive argument. Well written, but not a story I had much attachment too.

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    Justin 05-21-16
    Justin 05-21-16
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    "loved the different voices"

    loved the different voices. it made it Mitch easier to follow the story, highly recommend.

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    bob igoe 04-24-16
    bob igoe 04-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a classic love tale that breaks my heart"

    a classic love tale that breaks my heart every time great performance I highly recommend

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    Insideoverneath 04-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Hemingway's best"

    Performance was excellent. Just not a fan of the story. This is not Hemingway's best.

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    Garrett Ammesmaki 04-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing story, okay narration"

    amazing novel, but the narrator's inflections made it seem like he was reading the story for the first time. it was staggered and strange, but i like his voice and i guess in a way he did capture the rhythm of hemingway, but he could have done better.

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    S. 03-31-16
    S. 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderfully Minimal"

    This is the first instance of Hemingway's writing I've listened to, and I really enjoyed his simple and direct writing style. It's not easy to portray the empty and searching feeling of ennui that is so common among all people without having characters that come off as spoiled or pretentious, but this book manages it. While it's hard to say how my experience with this book is lacking in that my generation is not anchored by the common experience of war, I still found myself identifying with many of the characters. A fantastic, understated listen.

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