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The Sun Also Rises

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ernest Hemingway

Narrated By: William Hurt

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2006

Duration: 7 hours 49 minutes

Summary:

2007 Audie Award Finalist for Classics

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

This new edition of The Sun Also Rises celebrates the art and craft of Hemingway’s quintessential story of the Lost Generation—presented by the Hemingway family with illuminating supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library.

The Sun Also Rises is a classic example of Hemingway’s spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows 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 is “an absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heartbreaking narrative…a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard, athletic prose” (The New York Times).

This new Hemingway Library Edition celebrates Hemingway’s classic novel with a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, the author’s sole surviving son, and a new introduction by Sean Hemingway, grandson of the author. Hemingway considered the extensive rewriting that he did to shape his first novel the most difficult job of his life. Early drafts, deleted passages, and possible titles included in this new edition elucidate how the author achieved his first great literary masterpiece.

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  • Beth D

    You absolutely have to listen to Hurt's narration at faster speeds!

  • Allott B

    Relevant now. The similarities between our class divide and the division depicted in this novel is haunting. Our millionaire's celebrity, their occupation of the media's attention, their eventual visits to rehab or suicide track the same arch as the characters in this book. Sad, glorious---reality. Love it. Great narration. Still a favourite recording.

  • Peter S

    I respectfully disagree with the previous review regarding Mr. Hurt's voiceovers. I believe it a job well done w the occasional mix up (rare). I do, however, have some contention w the recording which skipped gratuitously on several occasions even after deleting and re-'downloading several times. I've plenty of memory on my phone so no real explanation for the skips. Not enough to deter me from future purchases. Overall, a classic reading for a classic book. I highly recommend.

  • Amir Esfahani

    The narrator doesn't really keep his voices straight, mixing them at times and making it confusing. Quality of the recording is of course very good. It's a shame that simon and schuster publishers didn't get someone that fit the part better for such an epic classic. They did excellent on farewell to arms, which I would listen to many many times. The voice does not do the book justice. Will look for other recordings In the future.

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