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  • Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When Michael Palin was researching his novel Hemingway's Chair, his interest was stimulated by Hemingway's appetite for travel and "Papa's" evocations of the places he knew. In pursuit of Hemmingway, Palin begins at the beginning, in Oak Park, Idaho, then travels to Italy where Hemingway served in the Ambulance Brigade in the First World War. Then on to Paris in the "Roaring Twenties", bull-running at Pamplona and Hemingway's love affair with Spain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Production!!

  • By M. Harris on 07-04-18

excruciatingly annoying background music

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-15

What did you like best about Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure? What did you like least?

like everything by palin the book is well crafted and read but the background music is so intrusive that I have yet to read more than a few minutes at a time without throwing the headphones across the room.

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

How could the performance have been better?

scrap the background music

Did Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure inspire you to do anything?

ensure any future purchases are music free

Any additional comments?

it is a shame that such poor production standards have been allowed to mar what would otherwise presumably be an enjoyable read/listen. I won't be buying anything further from this publisher (or whatever they're called)

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