Across the River and Into the Trees

Written by:
Ernest Hemingway
Narrated by:
Boyd Gaines

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2006
7 hours 2 minutes
Now a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber!

A poignant tale of a revitalizing love that is found too lateā€”the fleeting connection between an Italian countess and an injured American colonel inspires light and hope, while only darkness lies ahead.

In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first extended visit to Italy in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a city he loved, provided the inspiration for Across the River and into the Trees, the story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess.

A bittersweet homage to love that overpowers reason, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the world-weary beauty and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's statement of defiance in response to the great dehumanizing atrocities of the Second World War.
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Milton K.

Not his best book, tedious dialogue, repetitive, yet still, the magic, especially in the promising first chapter with its magical atmospherics; and here and there, without the volcanic sentamentality of his friendships with waiters and the conceriege, the self satisfied dull dialogue: the old magic! It is worth a listen, seeing great talent disentigrate in self indulgence the in another brief passage transcend

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Loving this book. Narrator reading with Italian accent as needed . Wonderful !

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