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.
Who's your papa? Listen to more from Ernest Hemingway.
©1935, 1963 Charles Scribner's Sons and Mary Hemingway. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
Hemingway's account of a Kudu hunting safari in Africa between the wars is not one of his better-known works. But his ability to let the reader experience events through Hemingway's own senses is as strong as ever. This is a mesmerising story. I found the narration a little brisk for my liking, and slowed it down with the iPod software.
Picturing the whole scene, the landscape, the experience of being there.
When he shot a rhino
No. It was good, slightly boring because it was all about one hunting trip but it is what it is and Im glad I listened to it. Its interesting.
If you like Hemmingway you will like it.
This is a fine example of Hemingway's non-fiction writing, done as only he can do it.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anti hunters or the Greenpeace crowd, but I doubt they'd read Hemingway anyhow.
I was very interested in the movie Fight Club and the theme the movie communicated. In one scene of the movie Brad Pitts character was asked who he would most like to fight dead or alive, he said Hemingway. This statement became a thread I followed, as the character/writer would not mention Hemingway randomly. Wanting to know why "Hemingway"?, I read this non-fiction classic. It not only opened my eyes to the inspiration behind Pitt's character's statement but re-introduced me to perhaps the greatest American Author - equal to Mark Twain in my mind.
Read this book before reading any other Hemingway Novel (as well as his wikipedia page) and you will better see the writer himself behind the artistic and intense stories he created. After listening to Green Hills of Africa - I had to listen to his other books (I listened to "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - now the best book I've ever read). In the end I was entertained, inspired by his artistry and learned something about myself I didn't know.
You should read it too.
I doubt the story would allow for a 4-5 star listening experience, but the most energy put into the reading of it was when Josh Lucas was speaking in African- unfortunately the listener didn't know what was being said at those times.
Earnest sounded like a pompous bore.
none i can think of. With only two hours left of the book, I am struggling to finish because it's "Hemingway". However, I think there are other, better books on Africa I should read.
I would recommend this book as the story is very interesting.
Because of the style of the writing it is a little hard to follow at times. The author tends to wander off the track but it is worth staying with the story.
Stupidest book we've ever had to read. One of Hemingway's worst. Unless you are into killing people and learning what he ate for breakfast every morning, I'd skip this one.
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