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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,814 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Heinrich Harrer Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1943, Heinrich Harrer, a youthful Austrian adventurer, mountaineer, and skier, escaped from a British internment camp in India and traveled through the rugged Himalayas seeking refuge from the war. He ended up in the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet, with no money or permission to be in the country. However, his curious appearance and the traditional hospitality of Tibetan society soon worked in Harrer's favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper class. His intelligence and his European ways also intrigued the curious young Dalai Lama, and Harrer became his tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eddy Allen | 2/16/2014

    " In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter. Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-the Forbidden City of Lhasa-without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. It is a must-read for lovers of travel, adventure, history, and culture. A motion picture, under the direction of Jean-Jacques Annaud, will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alex Fihema | 2/11/2014

    " As soon as you read the explanation that he is not a writer, that the book is more of a memoir, it becomes a fantastic journey into a great culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Preethi | 1/4/2014

    " Absolutely loved reading this book. What I loved is the author's honest way of story telling, the living in the ever-mystical-Roof-of-the-world, his biggest about His Holiness and the fact that he felt Tibet was his home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lea | 1/2/2014

    " This book is really amazing and I think everyone should read it! It is really something special. To think that something as beautiful as Harrer's friendship with the Dalai Lama and all the other amazing things he has seen in Tibet has really happened in the real world. It's beautiful like a fairy tale, and I had tears in my eyes during the last chapters describing the communist invasion and how the Dalai Lama had to flee. "

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