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The Old Man and the Sea

Auteur(s): Ernest Hemingway
Narrateur(s): Donald Sutherland
Durée: 2 h et 28 min
Catégories: Littérature, Classiques
4.5 out of 5 stars (115 évaluations)

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The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed Hemingway's power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

©1952 Ernest Hemingway (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.

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  • Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Male, 2007

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Great book

Donald Sutherland is a little dry, but his voice is great. I really enjoyed it, just wish it was longer.

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A classic that didn't disappoint

The only complaint is that Donald Sutherland can be a little dry. He tries to add some emotion but too much of it feels sad. It's not a bad performance. Definitely easy to listen to, but it could be better. Otherwise, it's a wonderful story.

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A classic book, though I fell asleep listening.

One of my favourite writers and favourite story, but the narrator lacked some inflection and emotion when reading. While this did distract from the story, it was not enough to be noticeable.

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  • Gg
  • 2019-08-14

Amazing performance!

Amazing book and a phenomenal performance. The only complaint I have is the cost seems steep for the playtime.

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Well done and deeply moving

The amazing Narrator made the story even more compelling, happy I listened to this version

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Overall amazing

great performance, but you can hear another one in the background. there's some overlapping audio.

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  • sue z
  • 2019-01-22

Touching but reading pace is sometimes too quick

I couldn’t stop listening until I finished the story. Great gripping book with touching imagery and themes. The narrator has the right accent and kind of voice but doesn’t always articulate words well so I had to listen again and again to certain parts of the book.

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  • Dave
  • 2008-07-01

Truly a Classic

Even though this is such a famous title, I had never read it before and really didn't know much about it. What a treat this audiobook was. For such a short story, it is surprising how strong the character development is. In no time, you feel a strong affinity for the 2 main non-finned characters. Donald Sutherland does an excellent job of narrating, with just the right amount of drama and accent. For much of the story, he was NOT the narrator, he WAS the "old man". One of my top 3 audiobooks, and I have a couple hundred.

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  • Nothing really matters
  • 2014-07-31

Lots of story in a small package

This is my favourite type of classic. It is an exciting and thoroughly believable story coupled with a great writing style and profound themes that really resonate. It`s full of action, suspense, hope, fear, love, caring, pride, humility, and insight. I was very impressed and my first thought when I finished the book was: `I have got to share this with my sons`.

I listened to this classic from start to finish uninterrupted on a long airplane flight. Doing that was a mistake, though. I was cheating myself. For a short book, there is a heck of a lot packed in and its messages are presented quite subtly. Without time to reflect on what I'd just read, I (rightly) suspected I'd missed quite a bit. So, the day after finishing it, I undertook a bit of research to see what themes I had missed. I`m glad I did and now have a much better appreciation of this fine novella. I suggest you do the same if you get a similar feeling when you finish it.

And --no surprise-- Donald Sutherland's narration is thoroughly enjoyable and worthy of this great book. At some points in the book it becomes mesmerizing.

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  • Ian
  • 2007-08-13

Buy it!

If you care at all about the English language you must use 2 1/2 hours of your time on the planet listening to this work. It is possibly the simplest scenario imaginable for a novel but is completed with style and economy which is what made Hemingway unique. The icing on the cake is that Sutherland's narration is nearly as exceptional as the book itself. Buy it!

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  • Jane
  • 2012-06-18

Pain of life and beauty of life.

I try to avoid sad books, but I’m glad for the experience. I cried.

The old man is a fisherman, lives in a shack. He’s had bad fishing luck for many days. Most the story is his fishing trip alone on a small boat. He struggles and faces obstacles without complaint. There is a dignity to him. I cried in the scenes with the boy. The boy knows the old man has no food. The old man says he will eat later. He does not ask for help. The boy brings food and they quietly eat it. The boy loved and cared for the old man with such respect and esteem. That really pushed my buttons. I’ve never been loved like that. It’s the way an ideal parent would love a child.

My two emotional reactions. I was sad to experience the old man’s struggles and pain, yet I was inspired and admired his determination and actions. Then I cried as I watched the love from the boy. A slight comfort came in the way one feels after crying.

This book was the catalyst for Hemingway winning the Nobel Prize which probably influenced me to give it 5 stars.

NARRATOR:
Donald Sutherland was wonderful.

Genre: fiction.
Ending: Some comfort, but also sad.

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  • Kristen
  • 2007-08-14

great

I love Hemingway and hadn't taken the time to read this. Donald Sutherland's naration is wonderful and the story is too.

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  • Gary
  • 2012-04-13

Superbly read

Donald Sutherland's tired, smokey voice is perfect for this reading. You can almost feel the tired, aching old body. Loved it.

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  • Sam
  • 2009-01-07

The Old Man & the Sea

A must buy! Narrated by Donald Sutherland, need I say more.

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  • Robert
  • 2008-02-10

Did not want it to end

Best book I have listened to in years. Narrator was awesome and fit the book perfectly. Should be required listening or reading for all students in school. To be able to write a story like this is a true gift and makes you appreciate what incredible author Hemmingway was.

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  • Jeff
  • 2013-09-13

NARRATION KILLED IT

I know-but its Donald Sutherland you say- I thought he would do it justice too but it just didn't work at all for me, I read the book years ago and loved it,so I was really disappointed.- I even ended up listening to it twice because my son needed to read it. He just didn't fit the material-( as far as I'm concerned).As for the story, its great.

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  • M.A. Wilson
  • 2014-11-09

Donald Sutherland Could Read Me The Dictionary!

What did you like best about The Old Man and the Sea? What did you like least?

This was my first time listening to a classic on audible and I really enjoyed it. Man vs the Sea. I loved hearing how much respect this old man had for the sea and the creatures in it. It was mostly a man thinking to himself, alone, out on the open sea, trying to catch the biggest fish of his life. I doubt I would have been able to get through this book but Donald Sutherland kept my interest. I was glad I listened to it.

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