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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: Stacy Keach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the American Midwest, this definitive audio collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style -- from the plain bald language of his first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude. These stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the twentieth century.

The Short Stories Volume I features Stacy Keach reading such favorites as: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber; The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Old Man at the Briage; Up in Michigan; On the Quai at Smyrna; Indian Camp; The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife, The End of Something; The Three-Day Blow, The Battler; A Very Short Story, Soldier's Home, The Revolutionist; Mr. and Mrs. Elliot, Cat in the Rain; Out of Season; and Cross-Country Snow.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Keach gives just the right voice to the stories of Hemingway…Anyone who simply wants a good story, well told and well read, should let Keach take charge and just dive in.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennie | 4/12/2012

    " Not his best work. Little dark in theme for my taste. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Beth | 6/2/2011

    " I guess I just don't "get" Hemingway. I didn't enjoy any of these stories. I'm hoping that since this was Volume 3 that his really good stuff is on volumes 1 and 2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 5/18/2011

    " I have not read all of Hemingway's shorts, but they are, in my opinion, his best work. I've yet to read dialogue so authentic elsewhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 4/16/2011

    " Re-reading this now, fourth or fifth time. There's a reason he got the Nobel Prize in 1954! "

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