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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: Stacy Keach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780743578127
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Ernest Hemingway’s first new book of fiction since the publication of A Farewell to Arms in 1929 contains fourteen stories of varying length. Some of them have appeared in magazines but the majority have not been published before. The characters and backgrounds are widely varied.

“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is about an old Spanish beggar.

“Homage to Switzerland” concerns various conversations at a Swiss railway-station restaurant.

“The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio” is laid in the accident ward of a hospital in Western United States, and so on.

Ernest Hemingway made his literary start as a short-story writer. He has always excelled in that medium, and this volume reveals him at his best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Hemingway] believes, as much as T. S. Eliot ever did, that we are the hollow men, we are the stuffed men, leaning together with headpieces filled with straw. If Hemingway couldn’t make a story ring hollow, he would fail esthetically. The effect he aims at is emptiness, and to say he achieves emptiness is to praise his artistry. ”

    New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kent Winward | 2/19/2014

    " The Hemingway short story rarely disappoints. These stories capture a sense not only of a specific time, but the universal that is contained at any set point in time. I've said this of the other Hemingway I've commented on, but his voice is compelling and fresh even today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthias | 1/31/2014

    " Masterfully written but not as captivating as The Old Man And The Sea "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/22/2014

    " My favorite stories in this collection: A Way You'll Never Be; The Sea Change; The Light of the World; A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; and After the Storm. Classic Hemingway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Littell | 1/10/2014

    " To state the obvious, Hemingway is a special author who lived life intensely and used his experience, along with an advanced knack for detail and description, to paint absolutely indelible, human moments in his stories. Here is an author to be enjoyed and studied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/24/2013

    " This was the third and last major collection of short stories by Hemingway and there is small but noticeable drop-off in overall quality. The highlight for me in this collection are the three Nick Adams stories, especially "Fathers and Sons". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Waters | 12/23/2013

    " OK, the language is fabulous. Crisp, tight, the typical Hemingway take on the world. But the stories are just clips, no real flow from beginning to end, just glimpses of his characters. Almost as if he's auditioning parts. Nice to see Nick again, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thompson | 12/10/2013

    " uneven. Loved some, disliked some. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 11/14/2013

    " Probably not the best one to start with if never read him before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 9/6/2013

    " A few great stories, but by no means Hemingway's best short story collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 8/11/2013

    " I haven't always loved Hem but, over the years, I have certainly learned to. A Farewell to Arms is brilliant. And, for my money, he is still the undisputed heavyweight champion of the short story. This and his other books of shorts, prove it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tedopon | 6/25/2013

    " This is my personal fave Hemingway. Loose short stories with no flash. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corbin | 11/26/2012

    " Great collection: fathers and sons is the best story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 10/20/2011

    " Another short story collection. Pretty good but not a real standout. Maybe 3 and a half stars. There are much better stories in Hemingway's collection. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 8/5/2011

    " I just don't care for Hemingway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stuart | 5/27/2011

    " I have a better grasp now on why the dude blew his own brains out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 3/5/2011

    " I haven't always loved Hem but, over the years, I have certainly learned to. A Farewell to Arms is brilliant. And, for my money, he is still the undisputed heavyweight champion of the short story. This and his other books of shorts, prove it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stuart | 11/10/2010

    " I have a better grasp now on why the dude blew his own brains out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 12/26/2008

    " Another short story collection. Pretty good but not a real standout. Maybe 3 and a half stars. There are much better stories in Hemingway's collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tedopon | 1/1/2008

    " This is my personal fave Hemingway. Loose short stories with no flash. "

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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.