The Sun Also Rises


Read by KevinS

(4.2 stars; 28 reviews)

The Sun Also Rises (1926) was Hemingway's first novel to be published, though there is his novella The Torrents of Spring which was published earlier in the same year. The novel describes, expressed through the voice of Jake Barnes, a short period of social life that ranges from Paris to locations in Spain. One might say that the action occurs in Pamplona, Spain with the annual festival of San Fermin and its running of bulls and subsequent days of bullfights, but one can easily argue that the real interest of the novel is in its portrayal of the group to which Barnes is a part and how he details their anxieties, frailties, hopes, and frustrations. (Summary by KevinS) (6 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Book 1, Chapter 1 9:04 Read by KevinS
Chapter 2 8:50 Read by KevinS
Chapter 3 17:13 Read by KevinS
Chapter 4 18:03 Read by KevinS
Chapter 5 8:07 Read by KevinS
Chapter 6 19:07 Read by KevinS
Chapter 7 20:31 Read by KevinS
Book 2, Chapter 8 19:31 Read by KevinS
Chapter 9 13:23 Read by KevinS
Chapter 10 24:02 Read by KevinS
Chapter 11 15:01 Read by KevinS
Chapter 12 23:12 Read by KevinS
Chapter 13 34:01 Read by KevinS
Chapter 14 8:40 Read by KevinS
Chapter 15 30:16 Read by KevinS
Chapter 16 29:11 Read by KevinS
Chapter 17 28:53 Read by KevinS
Chapter 18 37:53 Read by KevinS
Book 3, Chapter 19 38:14 Read by KevinS

Reviews

Fine reading but boring book


(3 stars)

The reading was fine, though I very rarely understood the pronunciation of the French names (despite being a French speaker!). It didn't bother me at first, but there are many french words throughout the story and it was rather puzzling

booze booze booze!


(5 stars)

I think I developed cirrhosis while listening to this, boy could they drink. Very well read thank you.

Plot?


(3 stars)

Good prose but not much of a story. Idk if hemming way is cut out to be a writer