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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I'm a great fan of Hemingway and his masculine prose but I was very disappointed by this. I'm not blaming Papa, if he had been alive to finish it he might have licked it into shape but, as it is, I can understand why it was never published in his lifetime.

The female protagonist was repulsively vain and annoying in a way that I don't think was intended. I don't think I was supposed to hate her but I did. The only redeeming part of the story was the short interlude that describes the male protagonist boyhood adventures in Africa. And it was a good narrative effort I suppose.
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- Mercadier

Book Details

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