Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-7435-6436-6 $20.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7435-6513-4 $12.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-1392-3 $29.75 Three CDs
Donald Sutherland’s gentle and thoughtful reading of the 1952 classic is spot-on perfect. The tale concerns an old fisherman in a Cuban village who, after an especially bad fishing season, sets out in his skiff, determined to bring in a big fish. By noon, the old man hooks a great marlin, but the powerful fish drags the skiff out to sea for two days. Challenged by starvation, injury, a school of sharks, and this great, noble fish, the old man struggles to survive. Without even trying to put on an accent, Sutherland catches the cadence and intonation of Cuba as well as the weary determination of the old man. Longing, desperation, and hope flow from Sutherland’s velvet lips like an ocean current. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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