The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway's best. I read it in high school, once since, and even picked up a copy at the Hemingway House in ’88 when I visited Key West. I thought to purchase this audio so I can listen in the car. Honestly, it is going to be tough to make it through this entire reading. The narrator does a great Jake Barnes and Robert Cohn but the other characters and their accents is like scraping fingernails on a chalkboard. The accents are poor and not-consistent. I cannot tell if Lady Brett is from New York, Minnesota, or England. Seriously, the producers should do a better job of editing this content. The worst accent, by far, is Count Mippipopolous. There is no way to describe the narration of this character; it is abominable!!! Other than that, I do not mind the slow narration. I actually like that. That speed allows a listener to really soak in the words and the hidden meaning behind Hemingway's content. I can only give this 3 stars because of this last point. I recommend finding another narration of this fine novel.
Didn't know Earnst Hemmingway was that dull and boring. Such a big name and this boring novel.
Valiantly persisted to chapter 13, but had to abandon this particular audiobook. The English and Scottish accents are distractingly ludicrous. Brett sounds like a soho drag artist and Campbell sounds as though he has just exited Hampden Park the worse for wear, in very tight underpants. Unbearably uncomfortable!
A drudgery to read about this "lost generation" and how they either will 1) have a drink, 2) talk about having a drink, 3) go somewhere else to have a drink or 4) plan to drink on every other page. If the author's goal was to make you hate every character, then I confess he is literary genius. There are no good people or lessons to be learned here, just despair and ambivalence. Good work though by the narrator helping some of this make sense by use of inflection where there is no guidance from the text. He is an underrated actor I admire.
It was really slow, and Hemmingway seemed more intent in showing off his knowledge of the streets of Paris and the intricacies of Spain than in developing characters one could connect with. The narrator was decent (though average) and at least attempted different accents to help distinguish between the different characters.
A Hemmingway masterpiece. Loved hearing the story, even though this narrator gave it a drama-class like reading.