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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,867 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hemingway's classic novel about contraband, intrigue, and love

To Have and Have Not is the dramatic story of Harry Morgan, an honest man who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who throng the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.

Harshly realistic, yet with one of the most subtle and moving relationships in the Hemingway oeuvre, To Have and Have Not is literary high adventure at its finest. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Absorbing and moving. It opens with a fusillade of bullets, reaches its climax with another, and sustains a high pitch of excitement throughout.” 

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Its tragic scenes are rendered with an economy of words and a power that might well be the despair of a lesser writer.” 

    Scotsman (Edinburgh)

  • “There is adventure, danger, betrayal, and death, but this novel begins and ends with the tough and tender portrait of a man who plays the cards that are dealt him with courage and dignity, long after hope is gone.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Hemingway’s episodic 1937 novel…benefits greatly from Will Patton’s gritty, understated reading. Patton’s quiet, craggy performance gives shading and nuance to the tough-guy talk…The lightness of Patton’s voice and the close microphone also add an intimacy that pleasantly undercuts the harshness of Harry’s adventures.” 


  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jen | 2/5/2014

    " I actually thought this was one of Hemingway's better works, although, that isn't saying much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Linde | 1/29/2014

    " Very disjointed and choppy. A tragic story, and written ok but this is obviously not the book that made him such an amazing author. It truly did remind me of assigned reading in high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sterlingcindysu | 1/24/2014

    " "Papa" Hemingway wrote a real man's book here, filled with drinks, fights, boats, fishing, dames and desperate acts. Either due to the language of the Conchs (Key West-ers), the time or the terminology (boats, fishing) I didn't understand quite a few words. The first half had alot of action, then it slowed down. Certainly worth the evening this short book can be read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bryan | 1/23/2014

    " Not Hemingway's best work, but still good. The economic situation of our nation today makes this book even more fitting. It's easy to understand how financial pressures can cause a good man to do unsavory things when he thinks he has no other choice. "

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