The Garden of Eden

  • by Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by Patrick Wilson
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A sensational best seller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman.


What the Critics Say

"A lean, sensuous narrative...taut, chic, and strangely contemporary....doing what nobody did better." (Time)


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Customer Reviews

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This Autobiograph novel reveals alot about Hemingw

This is an autobiographical account of Hemingway in his earlier years. It was published posthumosly and given the revelations about his personal life I can see why he never published it during his lifetime. Alot is revealed about his sexual experiences but it is so subtle that it is easy to miss alot of it. He tells as a subplot some of his experiences in Aftrica Big Game hunting with his Father. I rate the book as 4 stars.

The reader (Patrick Wilson) did a fantastic job of portraying the characters, which added to my enjoyment of this novel. I rate his reading of this novel as 5 stars.
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- Nelson Mostow

Not my favorite Hemingway novel

The narrative in this novel is excellent, consistent with his best writing. The character development is spotty, in my opinion and leaves the reader wishing for clearer purpose and understanding.
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- bailey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio