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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,229 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 bold 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 II features Stacy Keach reading such favorites as: My Old Man; Big Two-Hearted River: Part I and Part II; The Undefeated; In Another Country; Hills Like White Elephants; The Killers; Che Ti Dice La Patria?; Fifty Grand; A Simple Enquiry; Ten Indians; and A Canary for One.

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  • “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 Enquirer

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by daniel silliman | 2/11/2014

    " There are a few stories here, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and "The Capital of the World," that, all by themselves, would earn Hemingway a place in the canon. There are others, though, which are stupid, macho, self-destructive and infuriatingly awful. For the awful misuse of the amazing title "Hills Like White Elephants" alone, Hemingway should have been punched in the face. Judging from some of these stories, he would have liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andy | 2/7/2014

    " I loved The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, which is the first story in this collection. There are a few stories here and there that grabbed me, but most of them are too similar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anastasia | 2/1/2014

    " Hemingway is a genius, although there were some stories I liked more than others. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meade | 1/12/2014

    " He truly is the master of the short story (in spite of some repetitive dialogue sequences). I always liked the standards, but found a couple new ones that I hadn't read before that I really enjoyed. The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio is great, and the Owl Creek ones were really beautiful. Also didn't realize that Nick was a recurring character throughout a lot of his stories. Maybe it's just me, but I feel a sense of cynicism behind all the hunting and bull fights (as contrasted with the war stories) that I didn't pick up when I read these in high school/college. "

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