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The Hotel on the Roof of the World
- Five Years in Tibet
- By: Alec Le Sueur
- Narrated by: Steven Kynman
- Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Few foreigners are lucky enough to set foot on Tibetan soil, but Alec Le Sueur spent five extraordinary years there, working in the unlikeliest Holiday Inn in the world. Against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas unfolds a highly amusing and enlightening account of his experiences. Fly infestations at state banquets, unexpected deliveries of live snakes, a predominance of yaks and everything yak-related, the unbelievable Miss Tibet competition, insurmountable communication problems and a dead guest are just some of the entertainments to be found.
Imperfect people living interesting lives
- By Lynda Cookson on 08-07-13
Very funny story - well read
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes - a really good read I would recommend to anyone. Very Funny
What other book might you compare The Hotel on the Roof of the World to, and why?
No read anything else - but would like to know if there is one
What does Steven Kynman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Well told and easy to identify the characters
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Laugh out loud...lots
Any additional comments?
looking forward to listening again with my husband... and stay in the hotel.
3 people found this helpful
Canoeing The Congo
- First Source to Sea Descent of the Congo River
- By: Phil Harwood
- Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
- Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Canoeing the Congo narrates the journey of Phil Harwood, who undertook an epic five-month solo attempt to canoe the Congo River in war-torn Central Africa. It was a historic 'first descent' from the true source in the highlands of Zambia. Just short of 3,000 miles long, the Congo River is the eighth longest in the world and the deepest river in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Along the way, Phil encountered numerous waterfalls, huge rapids, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes...
- By Mr D J W Evans on 17-06-15
Took me on a wonderful journey
What made the experience of listening to Canoeing The Congo the most enjoyable?
Felt I was being shown a whole new world - enjoyed every mile of this amazing trip.
1 person found this helpful