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3.00000835505858 out of 53.00000835505858 out of 53.00000835505858 out of 53.00000835505858 out of 53.00000835505858 out of 5 3.00 (159,185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: William Hurt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780743563437
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THE QUINTESSENTIAL NARRATIVE OF THE LOST GENERATION

The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative…It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose…magnificent.” 

    New York Times 

  • “Some of the finest and most restrained writing that this generation has produced.” 

    New York World 

  • The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway’s masterpiece—one of them, anyway—and no matter how many times you’ve read it or how you feel about the manners and morals of the characters, you won’t be able to resist its spell.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Pliego | 2/17/2014

    " Good book. But I definitely enjoyed more The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, a book in which she tells the story of Hemingway and his first wife Hadley Richardson (as well as many of the incidents that are somehow told in The Sun Also Rises). It is interesting to note that while Hemingway's first marriage was falling apart, he wrote The Sun Also Rises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 2/17/2014

    " Having finished the book and read several critiques, I get the impression that Ernest Hemingway wrote a Roman a Clef about him and his friends and lots of literary theorists applied their own views and concerns to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Crowe | 2/16/2014

    " If only I could sit down with HIM for one hour...he is who I would invite to dinner. This exchange reminds me of his short story "A Clean Well Lighted Place"... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fania | 2/14/2014

    " They are young, lost, rotten, privileged - even the Jew. Yet somehow it works. A farewell to charms, to the irrepetitive moment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce | 2/4/2014

    " A group of flaccid nobodies not doing much of anything. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Savannah | 1/25/2014

    " THIS BOOK WAS TERRIBLE! I DO NOT RECCOMEND READING THIS! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Ramsdell | 1/20/2014

    " I read this in Pamplona, Spain, when I was 19 and full of swagger and bravado. Then I ran with the bulls and drank bag wine. What can I say, I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Gilliland | 12/25/2013

    " One of my favorites of all the books I had to read in college. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Hardy | 11/19/2013

    " Hemingway is brilliant and he manipulated the characters emotions effectively as to manipulate my own, but damnit most of that emotion was depression and it made me need a break from Hemingway for a little while. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann Boniface | 11/16/2013

    " I was bored to death, if I didn't have to read it for book club, I would not have finished. How can a short book seem endless!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Chernock | 8/9/2013

    " Need to dust this one off. It's been a while. Great book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kari | 8/9/2013

    " I may have only read 145 pages but that was enough. Definitely not a Hemingway fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 7/1/2013

    " This book was a tad bit slow in the beginning but by the time I got about halfway the plot really picked up and I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Hargrove | 1/27/2013

    " Somewhat melancholic... as is numerous other writings of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 12/30/2012

    " Very complex relationships with very subtle dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Mccaffrey | 11/9/2012

    " Man, they sure can put down a lot of alcohol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davide Casadei | 11/7/2012

    " Gli spagnoli, si diceva, non sono capaci di pedalare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 9/29/2012

    " There is little I can say about Ernest Hemingway. He is truly one of my favorite authors. This book takes simple ideas and communicates them in a way that make you think. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo | 6/25/2012

    " Dismal - had a really hard time reading this one. It's a classic, I know, but not sure why. I found the dialogue painful. Sorry Hemingway fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 3/11/2012

    " One of the best endings! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 10/18/2011

    " Do you love or hate these characters? It will be an interesting book club discussion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Holt | 7/15/2011

    " Good read, Classic Hemingway. Lost generation after WWI. Good if you have lived in Spain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 melita | 5/24/2011

    " it is fair to say that I am in love with Ernest Hemingway! I did not want this to end. There certainly wasn't any plot that was resolved; it could have gone on forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 5/20/2011

    " One of my greatest ten of all time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 5/19/2011

    " Vauge, purposeless. Like the "lost generation" Hemingway writes about, I felt he himself was lost when writing this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 5/16/2011

    " I love this book. I'm sad it's over. It feels like the Monday after coming home from vacation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/12/2011

    " What a pleasure to read a book such as this with clean declarative paragraphs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 5/7/2011

    " can't remember, i know i liked it, but I think I was too young to understand it. Want to re-read "

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

    " I don't know if it's me or the time that the book was written, but it took me quite a while to read this book. Nothing ever really happened. I kept waiting for the characters to truly develop and to get attached to at least one of them, but I never did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolinetcasey | 5/1/2011

    " How had I never read this book until now? So good. Might pick up another Hemmingway before I head to Spain this summer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 4/30/2011

    " I liked this around the same level as A Farewell to Arms, but I just wasn't able to connect to it as much. I still envy Hemingway in his ability to say things so plainly, yet the grand symbolism he draws between Brett and Jake and the bulls is so utterly eloquent. "

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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.