Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0743526317 $28.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0743526325 $30.00 Five CDs
The eighteen stories in this collection provide wonderful examples of Hemingway's spare style. Stories like "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" are full of tremendous emotion just barely restrained, and so is Stacy Keach's voice as he reads them. Every word, and every pause, is full of meaning, with the result often feeling more like a one-man dramatization than a simple reading. Hemingway was deeply concerned with what it means to be a man, and Keach's powerfully masculine tones fit the stories perfectly. When he reads "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," one can hear the mix of strength, pride, and doubt that defined Hemingway. G.T.B. 2003 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 02/ JAN 03]
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