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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


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


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 twentieth century.


  • 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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