Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2006
CD ISBN 074356443X $29.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 0743565177 $17.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 1428116141 $37.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1428116168 $39.75 Six CDs
In classic Hemingway style, a middle-aged American colonel stationed in Europe spends a great deal of time philosophizing about the meaning of war and agonizing over the unspecified physical impairments that prevent him from having a sex life with his teenaged paramour. Boyd Gaines captures the novel's poignancy and brings some life to the endless narrative passages. He imparts an indeterminate European accent to the young Italian countess while giving her a sense of maturity beyond her limited years. While not one of Hemingway's best, this work shows his passion for description and his attraction to impossible romantic situations. Gaines conveys it all in the same tone one imagines the author heard while writing it. R.L.L. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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