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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,582 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: Stacy Keach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes The Killers, the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical Fathers and Sons, which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, a brilliant fusion of personal observation, hearsay and invention, wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: I put all the true stuff in, with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal Abbott | 2/16/2014

    " ok for hem, but still better than others "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 2/13/2014

    " Hemingway's best collection: terse, solemn, and unapologetic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 2/10/2014

    " The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories" contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from "Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, " and "The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, " this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical "Fathers and Sons," which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," a "brilliant fusion of personal observation, hearsay and invention," wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: "I put all the true stuff in," with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janelle | 1/27/2014

    " The Irish nurse who retires to pray whenever Notre Dame plays football was my favorite character. Other than that I felt there was too much male problems, worries, and wife-troubles for me. I really need to read some more of his novels because I like those much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 1/15/2014

    " A master of the short story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina Leonard | 1/15/2014

    " Tend to love his short stories more than anything with possible exception of A Moveable Feast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Pocius | 1/9/2014

    " The 1st Hemingway book that I've ever read. I love his ability to tell a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ria | 1/7/2014

    " Belajar baca buku sastra dari pengarang terkenal itu lho..;) Hihi... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Masgalih | 1/6/2014

    " I love it but I lost the book. The end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/1/2014

    " In short, this book made me want to go camping. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 12/20/2013

    " It may be because I was working and not paying as close attention as I would have otherwise, but I didn't care much for this one. Then again, I'm not a huge Hemingway fan either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ffluffy | 12/4/2013

    " Hemingway makes me want to cry, scream, love, laugh and some other stuff...ALL AT THE SAME TIME! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Pierson | 11/15/2013

    " like many people, my favorite hemmingway stuff is the short stories. i guess it's because i don't really expect to feel close to the characters since there isn't that much time to get to know them. also the stories are very visually dramatic despite the sparse language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vija | 11/10/2013

    " a good way to get rid of someone, anyone "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry | 3/25/2013

    " Overall i guess i was disappointed. Typical Hemingway subject matter and i love his tight writing style and ability to conjure up an entire setting in a sentence but, perhaps because i know too much of his life and history, i found myself profoundly uninterested in the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryna | 2/13/2013

    " I've never read a Hemingway before. Blame it on my non-American high school education. So I figured I'd start with his short stories. I can't say um a fan though. It all feels too despondent, which I was expecting. I did like the one called A Short Happy Life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 11/18/2012

    " Pretty good. I have not read much by Hemingway. I really liked the the Last Happy Day of Francis macomber, Fifty Grand, Fathers and Sons and Snows. the others were difficult, some seemed like they ended just when they started. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/6/2012

    " I haven't read short stories for a while, so it took me a bit to get my head back into it. I think short stories are best experienced by discussing in a group afterward. Too bad I don't have that right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/19/2012

    " just read The Snows of Kilimanjaro; classic Hemingway "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/25/2011

    " My only complaint about this book is that it's too skinny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kjell | 11/2/2011

    " snows of kilimanjaro favorite piece of literature of all time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Chwalibog | 10/16/2011

    " Huge short story fan and these are great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephan | 8/14/2011

    " Short stories written by Hemingway. Cant go wrong with that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 6/27/2011

    " Nice collection of Hemingway Short stories, nice quick read and a good introduction to him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 5/24/2011

    " Only read The Short Happy Life ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/9/2011

    " I'm re-reading it in French, so this may take me a while. I know the stories already from reading it in English, and I know I love them. Beautiful, true, poignant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip | 5/3/2011

    " This is another one that could I could use a half star for. Three is too little, but four is too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/30/2011

    " Charelton Heston was the reader on this book on tape - well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 3/21/2011

    " Tend to love his short stories more than anything with possible exception of A Moveable Feast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/10/2011

    " The only story by Hemingway that I've ever enjoyed. Yep, the man dies at the end (it's Hemingway, so duh), but it was a poignant death, and I almost felt like I understood what being a male hunter was all about for about two minutes or so. Just a lot of truth of who we are as people in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 1/31/2011

    " Great book, but not as good as Hemingway's other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simeon | 1/27/2011

    " The essence of storytelling. Collection of short stories that contain some perfect pieces and classic tales. Hemingway is the master. A++ "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

Stacy Keach is perhaps best known for his portrayal of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer. He played Ken Titus on the sitcom Titus, Warden Henry Pope in the hit series Prison Break, and has been seen in numerous film and stage productions. He won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ernest Hemingway and starred as Richard Nixon in the US National Tour of Frost/Nixon. His performance in the title role of King Lear has received international acclaim.