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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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    Kenneth 01-06-17
    Kenneth 01-06-17
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    "Good narrator"

    Narrator did an amazing job with a variety of accents. Hemingway did a good job painting a picture with words. While I enjoyed the story, I wasn't blown away. None the less, it was a classic I would recommend.

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    George 12-01-16
    George 12-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One Of My Favorite Audiobooks Ever"

    I listen to this all the time - when I can't listen to anything else, I can listen to this. William Hurt reads this in a nuanced way that gets the humor, the drunks, the resignation, the driven nature of these characters.

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    L. C. Egiziano 11-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Well.. Seinfeld?"

    I might be unconventional to say this, but I feel like I just spent time with an episode of Seinfeld. Other than the slightly underlying love story and the fact that they finally traveled over to Spain there really wasn't much going on in the story. While the people in the story may have had background interesting lives and things that they've done, the story itself really only surrounded a small part of their life, and we really didn't get to know much about them that would make them much more interesting than what we would know in a Seinfeld episode.

    Now I have to keep in mind here that this was written in a time and era when the descriptions of who was sleeping with who and what was going on was probably a lot more exciting and interesting. Seeing as this is 2016 most of this is not very sensational in our lives today.

    It was a nice story, but I kept asking myself when things are going to build or come to some big thing. And I guess it kind of did but not in the way that we typically see or experience in literature today.

    I do feel the performance of this particular audiobook was really well done.

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    B. Coniglio 11-18-16
    B. Coniglio 11-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "William Hurt is amazing"

    I've never been so impressed with a narrator. He was phenomenal--all the voices were on point.

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    kevin miller El Cajon, CA, US 11-14-16
    kevin miller El Cajon, CA, US 11-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Hemingway and Hurt"

    This is a classic combination of writing and narration. nicely done! more of this team please.

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    John 11-11-16
    John 11-11-16
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    "Glad the sun finally set"

    I am baffled as to why this is such a classic. The story seems to meander aimlessly, then end. Perhaps at the time of it's release after World War 1 it was innovative, but I found it a waste of time and couldn't wait for it to end. Mercifully it finally did. William Hurt was just awful, unless he was supposed to narrate in an emotionless, monotone fashion.

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    John 09-23-16
    John 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    This being the first Hemingway book I've read/listened to, I can see why he is so celebrated.
    The distinct personalities of each character makes one feel as if they've known them personally and the imagery is amazing.
    William Hurt's narration was outstanding. His inflections and different accents made for a fully immersive experience.

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    documentarylady 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a masterpiece for the Hem afficionado"

    i loved this book. i read it in conjunction with The Paris Wife, and A Moveable Feast. while i could read Hemingway all day long, it is an aquired taste. i enjoyed William Hurts narration as well - especially while set in Pamplona (book 2). well done!

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    Ralph Alswang Washington, DC United States 07-17-16
    Ralph Alswang Washington, DC United States 07-17-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Betrayal"

    Hemingway first novel which launched the modern literary movement of the 20th century. The understanding of disillusion and incredible use language.

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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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