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  • Murder in the High Himalaya

  • Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
  • By: Jonathan Green
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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The murder of a young Tibetan nun at the hands of Chinese border guards at the rooftop of the world offers a unique parable for the tale of modern Tibet. Chinese police are instructed to take any measures necessary to protect the border of Tibet. When a group of climbers witness the murder of a young Tibetan nun who is fleeing to India, two men have a choice: turn a blind eye and preserve their climbing careers or alert the world to the grand scale of human injustice played out daily in Tibet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anonymous User on 27-09-18

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Reviewed: 27-09-18

A harrowing and emotional account of a hard life lived by many Tibetans both past and present. The conflicting interests of fleeing refugees and the mountaineers is both interesting and insidious, with most turning a blind eye to the horrors that were bestowed upon the Tibetans.

A must read for anyone interested in mountaineering, the Himalaya in general and of course; the past, present and future realities for Chinese occupied Tibet

  • Becoming a Mountain

  • Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime
  • By: Stephen Alter
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma of almost dying left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anonymous User on 19-09-18

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Reviewed: 19-09-18

Absolutely loved this book, from start to finish it was gripping, informative and moving. Author displays the relationship between man and mountain not only from his own spiritual stand point, but also touches on the way in which the Himalaya has influenced and conjugated other spiritual pathways. Explaining the likes of Bön shamanism, Buddhism and Hinduism with a perfect equilibrium of respect, skepticism and wonder. The perfect book for anyone interested in mountains, trekking, philosophy and of course, the tantalising reading any book of the Himalaya will provide!

  • Eastern Horizons

  • Hitchhiking the Silk Road
  • By: Levison Wood
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitchhike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Journey

  • By Agatha on 25-01-18

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Reviewed: 06-06-18

A wonderful audio book to enrich the passing of day to day life, from driving to work to lounging in the sun.

Levison serves up his journey to us on a steaming platter of humour, history and hardship as he dictates the tumultuous overland trek he undertook at the mere age of 22.

The experience was catapulted into the stratosphere by the narrator, Barnaby Edwards, who’s varied and intoxicating accents drive the individualism of each and every encounter.

Big up Barnaby, long time.

  • Out of Your Mind

  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
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With Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

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  • By Jo on 28-06-16

Classic Alan

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Reviewed: 20-05-18

Appetite for Alan Watts’ extensive insight fully satiated by this audiobook. Every lecture as gripping and as thought provoking as the last!

Definitely has the ‘bang for your buck’ aspect also, with the 14+ hours of pure Alan.

Recommend to all looking to expand their knowledge regarding eastern philosophy!