The Short Stories Volume III

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ernest Hemingway

Narrated By: Stacy Keach

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2003

Duration: 4 hours 55 minutes

Summary:

Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the American Midwest, this definitive audio collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style -- from the plain bold language of this first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude. These stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the twentieth century.

The Short Stories Volume III features Stacy Keach reading such favorites as: An Alpine Idyll, A Pursuit Race, Today is Friday, Banal Story, Now I Lay Me, After the Storm, A Clean, Well-lighted Place, The Light of the World, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, The Sea Change, A Way You'll Never Be, The Mother of the Queen, One Reader Writes, Homage to Switzerland, A Day's Wait, A Natural History of the Dead, Wine of Wyoming, The Gambler, The Nun, and the Radio, and Fathers and Sons.

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  • Colleen

    AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL. I know this is not a politically correct review of a great like Hemingway . . . but these were not stories, but incomplete thoughts! It reminded me of the movie "Planes, trains and automobiles" with Steve Martin when he complains to John Candy about his endless chatter to have a point! These stories have no point!! It was torture to listen to them. I kept waiting for greatness, but found none. Plus, as an animal lover I was disturbed by the frequent graphic references to hunting and bull fighting. Did I mention the gratuitous use of French? Spare me! The only saving grace is that Stacy Keach was suprisingly good.