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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Reef Narrator: Jill Shellabarger Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781608145799
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Meet one of the most significant and notorious American writers of the 20th century. Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the greatest writers in modern history, and his novels and stories are read, studied, and imitated around the world. His concise prose style earned him both a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize. His name conjures up vivid images: grand adventurer, soldier, war correspondent, big-game hunter, bullfight aficionado, and writer. His life reads like a suspense story—full of action, romance, heartbreak, machismo, mishaps, celebrity, and tragedy. Author Catherine Reef has crafted a compelling biography that is not only a highly enjoyable account of an extraordinary life but also an accessible and tempting introduction to the work of one of our most revered—and sometimes reviled—American icons._x000D_ Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This engaging and detailed biography will be valued for its accessible style and honest portrayal of one of America’s icons. Reef’s account of Hemingway’s life is riveting and unglamorized.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A perceptive, captivating biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Reef creates a memorable portrait of the writer and his times, and even readers too young for most of Hemingway’s oeuvre will enjoy armchair traveling to the bullfights in Spain…Along the way, they will gain a sense of the writer and his times and will even pick up some writing tips, including Hemingway’s insistence on simple, declarative sentences.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 3/22/2013

    " Why does every great man have to be SO flawed? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Sterling | 9/8/2012

    " Excellent biography of Hemingway aimed at teens. Would be great for a research report in middle or high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/13/2012

    " hemingway is not my favorite authors, but catherine reef's retelling of his life is well done in my book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 2/8/2012

    " A wonderful overview (for teens) of Hemingway's life and how it affected his writing. Layout is beautiful, with lots of pictures. I've always been fascinated with Hemingway, though I'm sure I wouldn't have liked him much. ;) Fun to read before my trip to Key West, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 9/11/2011

    " Nice tribute to his life and worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 5/18/2011

    " Good look at Hemingway's life, with no glossing over the rougher parts of his personality or home life. Interesting stuff; there was a lot I thought I knew about him but even more I did not, and what a life he lived! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaunaly | 10/27/2010

    " This is a very quick read and a great biography for anyone interested in a brief, yet well rounded book about one of the greatest writers of 20th-century fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 5/3/2010

    " An informative and interesting biography that is aimed for teenagers. I can't imagine any teenager being interested in reading it though as it is unlikely a teen will have read enough Hemingway to understand his influence in literature. Well researched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 3/16/2010

    " Excellent biography of Hemingway aimed at teens. Would be great for a research report in middle or high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 2/8/2010

    " A wonderful overview (for teens) of Hemingway's life and how it affected his writing. Layout is beautiful, with lots of pictures. I've always been fascinated with Hemingway, though I'm sure I wouldn't have liked him much. ;) Fun to read before my trip to Key West, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 1/6/2010

    " Good look at Hemingway's life, with no glossing over the rougher parts of his personality or home life. Interesting stuff; there was a lot I thought I knew about him but even more I did not, and what a life he lived! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 10/19/2009

    " Why does every great man have to be SO flawed? "

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About the Author

Catherine Reef is the author of more than thirty-five nonfiction books for young people. Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimed John Steinbeck and Sigmund Freud which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in College Park, Maryland.

About the Narrator

Jill Shellabarger’s thirty year career in Chicago has spanned stage, film, television, and commercial and educational voice-over. A frequent Oasis Audio narrator, she also plays Mary Morrison in the radio series Down Gilead Lane. She and her husband live in Evanston, Illinois.