The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway audiobook

The Old Man and the Sea

By Ernest Hemingway
Read by Donald Sutherland

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.48 Hours Unabridged
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2007 Audie Award Finalist for Solo Narration—Male Ernest Hemingway’s most beloved and popular novel ever, with millions of copies sold—now featuring early drafts and supplementary material as well as a personal foreword by the only living son of the author, Patrick Hemingway, and an introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway. The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novel confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A 2007 Audie Award Finalist for Best Solo Male Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

2007 Audie Award Finalist for Solo Narration—Male

Ernest Hemingway’s most beloved and popular novel ever, with millions of copies sold—now featuring early drafts and supplementary material as well as a personal foreword by the only living son of the author, Patrick Hemingway, and an introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway.

The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novel confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best story Hemingway has written...No page of this beautiful masterwork could have been done better or differently.” Sunday Times (London)
“A miracle tale, told with such passionate belief that the reader, too, believes. There’s adventure here and Hemingway’s old gift for merging drama and tenderness gives it a rare charm. Kirkus Review
“A short tale magnificently told…Hemingway is still a great writer, with the strength and craft and courage to go far out, and perhaps even far down, for the truly big ones.”  New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Ernest Hemingway

Author Bio: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), born in Oak Park, Illinois, started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of seventeen. After the United States entered the First World War, he joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army. After his return to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers. During the twenties, Hemingway became a member of the group of expatriate Americans in Paris, which he described in his first important work, The Sun Also Rises. He also wrote Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea, the story of an old fisherman’s journey, his long and lonely struggle with a fish and the sea, and his victory in defeat. He also wrote short stories that are collected in Men Without Women and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories. Hemingway died in Idaho in 1961.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 2.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English