I will be listening to The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, as narrated by Donald Sutherland. This is a roughly two hour commitment so hopefully I will be finished sometime soon.
The Publisher’s Summary of the book is as follows:
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.
Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed Hemingway’s power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.
I look forward to my human spirit being crushed by Ernest Hemingway’s deeply depressing Pulitzer Prize winning novella.