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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,203 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: Patrick Wilson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A sensational bestseller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the uncompleted final novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • "A miracle, a fresh slant on the old magic."

    John Updike, The New Yorker

  • "Hemingway's farewell, mannered, thrilling, spoiled, pure, loyal to its monumental maker and itself and with no knowledge of coming darkness."

    Washington Post Book World

  • "Hemingway gives you the look and feel of places, the sensuous brilliance of the world's offerings, the excitement of complex relationships, the precision of a hunt or a breakfast, the tensions of sexual intrigue . . . In short, The Garden of Eden is a feast."

    Chicago Tribune

  • "A lean, sensuous narrative...taut, chic, and strangely contemporary." 


  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 2/11/2014

    " The best of Hemingway's posthumous writings. Compared to Islands In The Stream this is a very polished work. An engaging story and a must for Hemingway fans who are also writers. The protagonist is a writer and towards the end of the novel the reader get to follow him into his office and watch him write a short story over his shoulder and when he's finished we get to hear what he wants to improve about what he's written and what details he intends to add and where. Its like a writing course from Hemingway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben | 2/9/2014

    " Let's start this off by saying, I really liked this book, even with all the various -isms and such that pop up in Hemingway's writing. While the ending shows the unfinished nature of the book, the first half of the book could easily be it's own novel. I absolutely adored the prose in this as well as the intriguing idea. I'm also surprised by how perfectly it seems to portray the time period it was set in while mentioning very little that can pin it down to a certain era. What I'm trying to say is, the book feels timeless to an extent. I could praise it more, but I'll settle for saying this is the best $4 bargain box (only bought it because it was cheap) find I've ever read. I would have easily payed $20 for this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebekah Barter | 2/8/2014

    " Hemingway has a way of describing food with such life as part of life like a character in his books,and the story was not a typical Hemingway story or duel stories i love the clash between the book his writing about Africa and how wild the characters real life becomes .oh and i loved that the story about Africa was destroyed and when the girl ,the European beautie shaved her head.just a interesting story. i know not very well said.well i'm a reader not a writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derick Lugo | 2/2/2014

    " A classic Hemingway novel! Amazing writing from one of the best. "

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