OLD MAN AND THE SEA, THE

OLD MAN AND THE SEA, THE

Audiobook CD - 2006 | Unabridged
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A Cuban fisherman sets out to sea after a bad fishing season, intent on hooking a fish large enough to provide for him and his family. He quickly gets his wish by hooking a large marlin; however, the marlin drags him out to sea for two days. Unwilling to let his catch go and fending off starvation and mania, he endures the struggle of a lifetime.
Publisher: [United States] : Simon And Schuster Audio, 2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780743564366
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Sutherland, Donald

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Jun 02, 2016

Epic tale of struggle and survival told in classic manly Hemingway fashion. Very well read: I listen in 1.5X which allows me to listen to more audio and actually enhances the experience for me as it does require concentration and you do not lose content from a mind wandering.

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Nov 09, 2015

A very good (but not quite a Great) book. The layers of symbolism and themes in their sequences a interactions and developments make it like a little literary symphony. The printed version is better than this audio recording: the reader is way too evenly paced and monotone, it sounds like he's falling asleep. The work merits a re-recording with a better narrator.

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paisano
Jul 21, 2015

A classic. Nice to re-visit this story after all these years. I also thought Donald Sutherland did an outstanding job in his reading of this story, Hemingway would have raised his glass to his performance!!!

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DarylW
Feb 21, 2014

On another forum entirely, someone who reviewed this audiobook was highly critical of Donald Sutherland's performance. The reviewer had suggested that the reading was lacklustre and that Sutherland had sort of "phoned it in".

I disagreed and so decided to write this comment to encourage audiobook lovers to give it a try.

In my view, Sutherland read the novella with great reverence. As I listened to his enunciation, I felt like I was watching him act on screen. The story itself is moving but I found Sutherland's reading of it to be especially so.

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