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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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    Georgina A 06-02-17
    Georgina A 06-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    The narrator puts me to sleep. I've listened to this book and have fallen asleep several times

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    Matthew Z. 05-30-17
    Matthew Z. 05-30-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Only Hemingway could make it interesting"

    The book is about a bunch of lazy, contemptible, rich people in Paris. However, Ernest Hemingway found a way to make it interesting and carry meaning.

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    Jason & Esther 05-26-17
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    "Essentially it's about drinking... everywhere"

    Boring. drink in Paris, drink in Spain, fight, have an affair, drink some more. it's all about spoiled, horrible people.

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    Robin Wardle 05-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Light Still Shines"

    Quintessential Heminway! This novel is as right today as it was at the beginning. William Hurt is a delight. I enjoyed every little short sentence. Time for you to listen to it. No homework this time.

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    Kathleen Erwin 05-02-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Hemingway Classic"
    Would you try another book from Ernest Hemingway and/or William Hurt?

    I will definitely listen to other Hemingway titles. I read and enjoyed his novels almost 50 years ago and am rediscovering them in my dotage.


    Would you be willing to try another one of William Hurt’s performances?

    I am a huge fan of William Hurt and was looking forward to this narration. Unfortunately, I found his reading to be disappointing. He has problems with some of the accents that I found inconsistent and distracting.


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    Yitzhak 04-28-17
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    "Listen to it at least 3 times to get a good start"

    One of the best books ever written, read to perfection by William Hurt, an amazingly talented actor. He brings this book to life on another level. If you already read the book, you must listen to thiss version.

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    Joseph 04-24-17
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    "Great performance of a book where nothing happens "

    Best reading if a book I've heard. It was as if I was listening in on a play. Too bad the story has no there there if you get my drift. I kept waiting for something more to happen but it never did.

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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
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    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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    "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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