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  • Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2007

"An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative....It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose...magnificent." (The New York Times)

あらすじ・解説

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 20th century.

©1926 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright renewed 1954 Ernest Hemingway. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form (P)2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kerry
  • 2014/09/14

Great actor, terrible reader, kills classic

What didn’t you like about William Hurt’s performance?

His foreign accents are abominable. Even his performance of the main character is completely flat. Frankly, I didn't even finish listening because the accents were so distracting!

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MJI
  • 2015/04/17

Disappointed with narration

Wished I had read rather than listened. Very weak narration as compared to other audible books. Hemingway no problem.... Weak acting

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Katie
  • 2014/01/10

WORST preformance of an audio book! Ever!

Would you try another book from Ernest Hemingway and/or William Hurt?

Ernest Hemmingway - yes. William Hurt - never again.

Would you be willing to try another one of William Hurt’s performances?

No. No. No. Such a boing performance. I've read this story 2 times and thought I'd try listening to my (once) favorite story. Almost abandoned listening to the story multiple times. No tone change in the character's voice. It was like listening to a teenager tell a story he really doesn't want to tell. Monotone and boooreing!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story is fantastic.

Any additional comments?

If you're a fan of Ernest Hemmingway, stick to the printed version of this book and try For Whom the Bell Tolls in audio version.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Darryl
  • 2013/08/28

love Hemingway, not Hurt

I'm sorry but William Hurt hurts this novel. He does fine with the dialogue passages which makes sense i guess as an actor, but his voice and bored rendition of the narrative passages is just plain poor. At times as he's reading it seemed that he was seeing the text for the first time, his emphasis and inflection is off all over the place.

This is a great novel and I wish they would get the reading by Adams that Books on Tape had that I bought the cassettes of years ago. Much better reading. Adams did many of EH's novels and did them well, and though then I may have wished for variety in voices, I'd take those now.

Nice idea to have distinctive voices for EH, but you need some more dynamic readers, not ones that sound bored by the project. Donald Sutherland is a great actor, but a terrible reader of Old Man. Get the Charlton Heston versions of Old Man and Snows if you can and Scourby's reading of Macomber is awesome, Heston and Scourby are perfection.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Just this guy
  • 2014/10/27

Utterly painful droning narration.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Insomniacs. People who unreservedly love William Hurt

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sun Also Rises?

Giving up and turning the awful droning off.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Hurt?

I cant stay awake through the "Hurt" I realize there are all different tastes and people prefer different narrational styles. However William Hurt to my ears is so painfully flat, droning, and lacking any real character depth in his narration as to make this book listenable. I have had this book for over 6 months and have tried to listen to is many times without success. This is very rare for me to be unable to listen to a story (especially a well written story) due to the narrator. I have narrators I prefer not to listen to (Scott Brick) however I still managed to listen through a @40 hour book (The Company) multiple times in the years it has been in my library. This book however is possibly the first time in my @15 years as an Audible subscriber I can't manage to finish to a book I purchased. Hell I doubt I have managed to stay awake through more than the first couple of hours. As for who to read this story, I would say Campbell Scott. He did a fantastic job on For Whom the Bell Tolls. For me Campbell Scott just gets the Hemingway pacing, cool and tonality.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Hugely disappointed by the monotone narration. Such a waste of a good story and a credit.

Any additional comments?

Listen to the sample very carefully, It doesn't get any better and probably gets much worse. ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Can I get a refund for this wasted credit?

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ChrisMac
  • 2014/04/07

Great story badly read.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Sun Also Rises to be better than the print version?

William Hurt's bizarre phrasing of the narrative portions was a Major distraction. His rendering of Spanish and French accents was very good, but Bret's English accent was truly bizarre.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sun Also Rises?

The bullfights, beautifully, graphically, tragically described mirrored the encounters of the main characters, always coming closer to each other, to love or to fight, and then backing away, a tangled dance like that of matador and bull, dodging, feinting, charging and ending, not in death, but still with a sense of tragedy.

Would you be willing to try another one of William Hurt’s performances?

No. Not ever.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Kathleen
  • 2015/01/28

Meh

Narrator seems unmotivated by the story and so was I. Not sure why this is a classic. Maybe better in text.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gerald
  • 2006/11/29

Bravo Papa!

This is possibly the best audio book I have ever listened to. William Hurt's narration is masterful bordering on dramatization but never losing touch with the classic Hemingway prose. This is one of those rare books that I did not want to end. It is altogether possible I will listen to it again simply because it was such a pleasure.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary
  • 2013/06/18

Awful reader.

Would you try another book from Ernest Hemingway and/or William Hurt?

Yes I would read another book by Ernest Hemingway, and no, I will never buy a book read by William Hurt. He was awful. I couldn't get past ch. 1.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't have one. I only got through chapter one because William Hurt was awful at the reading. He read so slow and deliberate; I couldn't stand it.

What didn’t you like about William Hurt’s performance?

I felt like he was reading to a Kindergartner. He read so slow and he enunciated too much. Even during dialogue, he didn't have any personality.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sun Also Rises?

I don't know....didn't hear much.

Any additional comments?

I wish there were another version with another reader.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Nelson
  • 2008/03/13

Fun in Paris with a Finish in Spain

I really liked the characters and how Hemingway introduces and then holds true to their persona in the book. I liked the flow and pace of the book, I think the descriptions of Paris and the Spanish country were telling.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ariel
  • 2019/02/14

Great book but not the best Hemingway

I like Hemingway’s style. Some snobs will call it simplistic but it works and, if you compare it with the writing in some modern best sellers, it is actually a great style.
If you want to learn about bullfights from someone who loved them, this is a great book. I have miss feelings about bullfights. I used to hate them but I’m starting to see why someone like Hemingway liked them. It also paints a fantastic picture of the Spanish landscape.
Over all I do not regret purchasing this book although if I have to pick only one book by the author I’d go for For Whom The Bell Tolls.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Daria
  • 2010/01/19

Excellent Book.

A classic novel that stay forever. Fantastic narrator. Enjoyed it very much!

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Felix
  • 2020/03/10

terrible narration

accents awful. emotion misjudged entirely. bizarre delivery by dipsomaniac narrator with no understanding of the english idiom.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Ieuan Nicholls
  • 2019/10/18

Painfully boring

Worst book ever. Childlike writing style. Contentless story. Don't waste your time with this book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Ms AC Blundy-Mortimer
  • 2018/07/21

The Redemption of a Great Last Line

If anyone but Hurt had read it I think I'd have given up. It's sexist and all the posturing and macho drinking just pretty dull. Empty people being empty, but a very good depiction of that. He can write. All very vivid. And the last line is so wonderful I forgave him for being Hemingway.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cristina
  • 2018/06/13

William Hurt is superb

The painful fall of a war-struck generation that has lost its path to the future, which really looks like our deprived, disorientated young generation.
Jake and Brett's true love is breathtaking.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bob Seabrook
  • 2018/05/17

I long for a time...

I long for a time when such things, and such people, are possible...sadly I feel that I missed it, and them.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rebecca Ward
  • 2018/03/13

The Lost Generation

I love being immersed in Hemingway’s world, and feeling part of the Lost Generation.

However, the book lost 1 star due to William Hurt’s awful Scottish accent which seemed to morph from vaguely Scottish, to Welsh, to Russian.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael
  • 2018/01/17

Sad for it to come to an end

Thougherly enjoyed this adaptation. I was especially impressed with the narrators repertoire of accents, which seems to be an issue in some other reviews, but not for me. I felt like I was transported back to the 1920s and really got a feel for the characters.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lukas
  • 2017/10/07

Excellent story, mediocre narrator

The narrator made this a little bit of a suffering to listen to this story

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2020/11/20

The Sun Also Rises -a wonderful rendition of this iconic Hemingway novel

Hemingway always has a wonderfully evocative use of the English language. The 4 main characters Jake, Brett, Mike and Bill - are a diverse group of friends from different backgrounds, who embark on a trip through France to Pamplona, famous for its Running with the Bulls festival. The characters are well defined, and the story draws you in as you follow the events that unravel. Hurt’s narration of the story, including his talent portraying the various male & female voices & accents is superb. His husky drawl voice is perfect for this story.
I enjoyed every moment of this fantastic rendition of this wonderful story. Highly recommended.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Mars
  • 2020/08/09

pointless, shallow and horrible narration

Many say this is Hemingway's best work. What am I missing?

As for the narration of this audio... to be fair, it is often quite good. All too often, however, it's somewhere between bad and atrocious. I have a Spanish (yes, as in from Spain) background, and let me tell you, the Spanish pronunciation is farcical. In fact it is utterly unbearable.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Natalie
  • 2019/02/14

I enjoyed this.

Narration was best enjoyed At a speed of 1.25.
Some interesting attempts at accents but overall I loved his interpretation.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2019/02/07

Not for me

I loved The Old Man and the Sea, but this one was like listening to a depressed man read a shopping list, for 7 hours.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Andrew
  • 2018/11/21

A diverting yet tame affair

It seems more a window to a rather mundane life then a true novel which seeks to engage. Still worth a read.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2018/01/22

Great reading of a great novel

Highly recommended. Listened to ithe novel non stop on long journey. Evocative, thoughtful, compelling reading.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Don
  • 2017/10/29

Captivating interpretation

Reading about Hemingway’s striving for minimalistic writing made me think that William Hurt’s voice was the ideal match - he has a slow pace that matches the short, punchy sentences and dialogue. And he colours it all with accents and intonation. His grasp of Mike’s moods and those of the Count are impressive. Well done.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaetano
  • 2017/09/05

what a ride

finally feels like a book written for the millennials generation, would suggest this for anyone born after 1985.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • sam
  • 2016/09/22

So wonderfully read

You really did get the feeling of the book through a vocal narrative. The bored expat Parisian society, the drunken antics of the group and the soul of the bullfight. Many of these, thanks to the narration by William Hurt. Exceptional stuff

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • tone
  • 2016/03/26

Pretentious nonsense

I hate how Audible makes us write 20 "unique" words when giving a review. When will silicon valley types learn to stop forcing rules on others. Douche comes to mind.