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Summary

Actor Michael Gandolfini, star of The Many Saints of Newark, brings Hemingway’s masterwork to life with an original and captivating performance in this brand-new audiobook edition of The Sun Also Rises. 

In his unforgettable first novel, Hemingway artfully illuminates the plight of the Lost Generation, weaving a poignant tale of love and loss in the aftermath of World War I. The story follows two expatriates living in Paris in the 1920s: Jake Barnes, an American war veteran and journalist, and Lady Brett Ashley, an independent Englishwoman exploring the opportunities afforded by a new era of liberated women and sexual freedom. Impotent due to an injury suffered during the war, Jake must navigate his hopeless love for Brett in a changed world of waning morality.  

From Parisian society’s vibrant nightlife to the ruthless bullfighting rings of Spain, The Sun Also Rises takes listeners on a powerful journey through mass disillusionment, moral bankruptcy, and elusive could-have-beens. All the while, we see both the brokenness and resilience of a generation scarred physically and emotionally by the horrors of war.  

Public Domain (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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  • 06-06-22

Audible Rising!

This was one of the best presentations I've experienced in the Audible platform.

The narration was sublime - and made even a classic read such a this - ever more compelling!