Across the River and Into the Trees Audiobook | Ernest Hemingway | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Across the River and Into the Trees | [Ernest Hemingway]

Across the River and Into the Trees

Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him.
Regular Price:$23.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Set in Venice at the close of World War II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him.

It is a love so overpowering and spontaneous that it revitalizes the man's spirit and encourages him to dream of a future, even though he knows that there can be no hope for long. Spanning a matter of hours, Across the River and into the Trees is tender and moving, yet tragic in the inexorable shadow of what must come.

©1950 Ernest Hemingway, 1978 Mary Hemingway. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.5 (51 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
3.6 (14 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.2 (14 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ian Farnborough, United Kingdom 09-28-06
    Ian Farnborough, United Kingdom 09-28-06 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    280
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    127
    63
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    57
    1
    Overall
    "Extremely listenable"

    One of the things that I am most grateful to Audible for is introducing me to Hemingway. Like everything else of his this is sparsely written but magnificent and evocative. The economy of construction lends well to narration and the narrator is clear and interesing to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steve 10-30-06
    Steve 10-30-06 Listener Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Disappointing!"

    I started this book years ago and never finished it. I spotted it on Audible and thought this time I will get to hear what happens. Unfortunately I didn’t. I am a huge fan of Hemingway but this book is awful. I have tried to listen to it 3 times and even though it is read really well and with passion, I have abandoned it once again. Get any of the other Hemingway books as they are brilliant, stay well clear of this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Patrick West Valley, Utah, United States 05-06-12
    Patrick West Valley, Utah, United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Bit of a let down."

    I really couldnt follow this story. It seemed like Hemingway was not sure of himself when writing this one. For Whom the Bell Tolls was a work that left you wanting more but it was all I could do to drag my way through this one. To be fair I am not a great writer but I just didnt feel anything when listening to this verses For Whom the Bell Tolls where I felt the fear, anger, rage, passion, ect. All in all though it wasnt a waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    zene schuylerville, NY, United States 09-27-10
    zene schuylerville, NY, United States 09-27-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "across the river and into the trees"

    I have enjoyed all of Hemmingway" books to date,(I have read several),but I'm beginning to worry that I can relate to all of his primary characters; and that does not feel all that "great". I would hope that I can cultivate a more encouraging outlook/perspective to my second 50 years.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results
Sort by:
  • Stephen
    Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom
    9/4/10
    Overall
    "Gritti romance - Piazza San Marco to Harry?s Bar"

    So much about what is essential to this closely post war work has become common-place - ironically largely due to the enormous influence exerted over 1950?s and 60?s popular culture by Hemingway.
    The landscape of Venice is now very familiar, Harry?s Bar being a central tourist destination, Valpolicella is on the shelf at every supermarket, there?s an Italian restaurant seemingly on every corner of every town, Generals David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal and Nick Parker chase each other back and forth across the Six O?Clock News...and, whilst once there was a Hemingway on every bookshelf of every house, the link with the 1954 Nobel Laureate is broken.
    Where there is talk these days, it is of the other major works - and so dipping into this secondary tier of the oeuvre is an interesting and well worth while excursion.
    Lots to enjoy - and plenty to reflect on. Nothing more striking than the role of the Hero-Colonel and the siting of this mucho macho romance over the table top and across the counterpane of the 51 year old Hemingway?s liaison with the 19 year old Adriana Ivancich.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.