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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,533 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest Hemingway Narrator: Josh Lucas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The rugged beauty of Africa as experienced through the eyes of Hemingway

His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Yet Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape, and of the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Ernest Hemingway went to Africa to shoot the bounding kudu and the ungainly rhinoceros and to reply to his critics. The result of this trip is Green Hills of Africa.”

    New York Times

  • “Landscapes, people, animals, fear of failure—everything is real in an autobiographical text that exceeds the expectations of fiction. From the world civilization that left behind, to the aridity of the savannah, Green Hills of Africa is a book entirely true.” 

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Contains some of the best writing Ernest Hemingway has done—and is a delightful human document, natural, humorous, graphic in the swift characterizations and the original sidelights on his companions.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert | 2/18/2014

    " I relate to Hemingway's vivid descriptions. I particularly like the commentary on his fellow hunters. If you are a hunter you will love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harvey Scott | 2/12/2014

    " This is not your typical Hemingway. Very enjoyable but different from his other works. His ability to write clean engaging dialogue is second to none and his descriptive prose is something to envy. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patrick Moore | 2/12/2014

    " I was there. It was true once, as he wrote. But no longer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cristi | 1/13/2014

    " probabil e o carte interesanta pt cine ii place vanatoarea. mi ar fi placut mai mult dak ar fi intrat mai in detaliu la descrierea peisajelor. interesante paginile in care spune k pe unde merge omu strica tot (pacat k sunt numa 2 pag) "

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