The Short Stories, Volume II

  • by Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by Stacy Keach
  • 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories. Set in the varied landscapes of Spain, Africa, and the Americam Midwest, this definitive audio collection traces the development and maturation of Hemingway's distinct and revolutionary storytelling style: from the plain bald language of the first story to his mastery of seamless prose that contained a spare, eloquent pathos, as well as a sense of expansive solitude. These stories showcase the singular talent of a master, the most important American writer of the twentieth century.The Short Stories: Volume II features Stacy Keach reading such favorites as: "My Old Man'" "Big Two-Hearted River: Part I and Part II," "The Undefeated," "In Another Country," "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Killers," "Che Ti Dice La Patria?" "Fifty Grand," "A Simple Enquiry," "Ten Indians," and "A Canary for One."

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What the Critics Say

"Stacy Keach is the perfect narrator for Hemingway's masculine stories...the perfect showcase for Hemingway's sparse prose and masterful short stories." (AudioFile)

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Flat out amazing

On Audible, you'll find Hemingway short stories volume I and II. I bought one first because it had the Francis Macomber story. While the first volume has a lot of stories, only a few are good. Volume II has fewer stories, but they are more powerful. "Big Two Hearted River," and "The Killers," are amazing. I suggest buying both volumes, but I definitely listen to Volume II more often and more thoroughly than volume I.
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- chris

Loved!

Such quality narration for such quality literature. Highly recommend this short story collection. It takes the mind on a journey.
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- Dana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2003
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio