The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

Narrated by: Stacy Keach
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (233 ratings)

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The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical "Fathers and Sons," which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," a "brilliant fusion of personal observation, hearsay and invention," wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: "I put all the true stuff in," with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form.
(P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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Extraordinary reading.

Stacy Keach, who I am proud to say I've met when he was playing Ken on "Titus" is an amiable and talented individual. Reading Hemingway, he is absolutely superb. My kids were fascinated by the stories and absorbed by Mr. Keach's telling of it. Truly sublime.

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Two vantage points

Earnest Hemmingway is such a household name that everybody thinks he/she must have read Hemmingway at some time or the other. Many won't admit they could have lived so long and not read Hemmingway.
It's hard to believe that there is only one voice reading these stories. Stacy Keach makes these stories come alive because of his mastery of accents and interpretation. Keach's reading makes them seem as fresh as a new day.

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Classic. I enjoyed the story being an American living in Africa. He paints a realistic picture



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Genuine Hemingway!

Read by a dramatic master! Wonderful to imagine what the thrill of a big game hunt is like. Already know what an unfaithful wife is like.

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Amazing book

Although not my favorite, the descriptions of Africa and hunting are wonderful. The storyline was dark for me and caused me great sadness.

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It's Hemingway - what's not to like

Exceptional collection of some of his short stories. Each one an example of his great writing and storytelling. Some of the authors of other books on this site should read his works first and get some lessons.

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good stories, decent reader, terrible formatting

There is no listing of which stories are included and chapters have no titles. That is pretty apauling.

Otherwise, the stories are great and the reader is good.

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Death is in the camp

Hemingway’s prose continues to silkily draw us into the end of one character after another. The opium of the masses may be bread, but its brandy is Hemingway.

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snows Kilimanjaro

I do not enjoy listening to Stacy keatch read. I didn't really enjoy the book

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Hemingway... Boring and uninteresting.

What disappointed you about The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories?

I thought I would try Hemingway because of his reputation. However, I recently watched his bio' on U-tube and found I did not much like him. He is rated the best writer since Shakspear, I guess it's a matter of taste!

What does Stacy Keach bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like Stacy

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories?

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  • 04-07-13

Collossal

A wonderful collection of short stories! I listened to it while working at my desk, it is an interesting companion to dull and dreary working hours. There are many interesting and varied stories and if you like Hemingway's narratives, and you're like me, you will want to listen to them again and again.

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