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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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    John J. Meyer SAN FRANCISCO, CA United States 04-08-17
    John J. Meyer SAN FRANCISCO, CA United States 04-08-17 Member Since 2015

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    "La Vie Boheme Outstandingly Performed"

    William Hurt's clearly practiced range of voices added a new dimension to this classic tale of an American enjoying the strange and scandalous customs of old Europe.

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    Bill Jackson Highlands Ranch, CO USA 04-06-17
    Bill Jackson Highlands Ranch, CO USA 04-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Have Another Drink?"

    I thought William Hurt did a great job giving a unique voice to the various characters.

    I think the story did a good job of describing the bohemian lifestyle lived by a group of friends in Paris and Spain during the 1920's.

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    Amazon Customer 04-03-17
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    "Great book, very few written with so much emotion."





    Ashley is a mess and trying to convey this to Jake. Sounds very much like me. Thank goodness I can understand why she wants to go. She just wants a better way of life. She needs help and won't let her personal things like indecision affect a whole family. She knew it was over. Sometimes books are a lot of help when a person is confused. Hopefully Ashley will get some medical help for her issues. She needs to go and stop relying on men. Let's hope she finds her way back and Jake can also find some peace. Thank you for reading this post.

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    Grant Arlington, VA, United States 04-03-17
    Grant Arlington, VA, United States 04-03-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Poor audio quality and editing"

    Whether it is the narrator or the audio engineering, it was sometimes hard to understand the words. Some of that is explained, perhaps, by most of the characters being drunk most of the time. The chapter headings were immediately clipped to the final word of the preceding chapter without even a tiny pause, a small but jarring fault.

    The text is interesting for its literary techniques but the characters may not engage your empathy unless alcoholism is somehow compelling or revelatory. Self-involved, self-pitying, sometimes casually cruel people -- all made worse by a stunning amount of booze. Not Hemingway's best work.

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    Ben Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 03-30-17
    Ben Hermosa Beach, CA, United States 03-30-17

    Medical doctor, specializing in Internal Medicine, hospital and nursing homes. I consume books more than food.

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    "Get drunk, write a book"

    Classic Hemingway, if that's a good thing. Drunk ex-pats in realistic conversations. But rather pointless. Try Orwell's 'Down and Out in Paris and London' if you like this sort of stuff. Or Henry Miller's 'Tropic of Cancer' FTW.

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    Michael MOUNT PLEASANT, SC, United States 03-16-17
    Michael MOUNT PLEASANT, SC, United States 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A classic still worth the listen."

    Interesting story with great period detail. I wish I had read it before I went to a bullfight in Madrid years ago. William Hurt narrates in his usual monotone. It's hard to tell whether he's acting or just bored.

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    pet1700 Chicago 03-14-17
    pet1700 Chicago 03-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of my favorite books of all time."

    The narration brought one of my favorite book to life. Outstanding. Definitely a book to add to your collection.

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    michael hall Kodak, TN 03-13-17
    michael hall Kodak, TN 03-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent story on life's adventure"

    Story was excellent, characters vivid, a simpler time of human existence, formed by his place in France and Spain. Written in another time and place, be open minded as to the context of the time when this book was written.

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    Ashley Brown 01-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "meh"

    I wasn't wowed by this book. Maybe it was the style or time written, but it felt disconnected and ungrounded.

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    Amazon Customer 01-09-17 Member Since 2016

    Getting Classy!

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    "Disapointed All Around"
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    The story was about as boring and bland as William Hurt's performance. This was my first Hemingway read and might be my last. I was hoping for a much better story since this is considered one of his greatest works. I did not find any character compelling or interesting. The plot seemed to be just a whole lot of terrible dialog at cafe's and bars. Brett was probably the worst character I have ever read about. I get that it was the lost generation in the 1920's Europe but who cares...the story was horrible, I only finished it because I paid for it. And I won't even get into William Hurt...what a joke. I listened at 1.25x and it was still like pulling teeth. I wanted to read For Whom the Bell Tolls next but on the fence after The Sun Also Rises..........

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