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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rory Stewart Narrator: Rory Stewart Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In January 2002, Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan, surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day, he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders, and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion: a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters, by turns touching, confounding, surprising, and funny, Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Harry | 2/13/2014

    " An incredible journey shared with simple but gripping detail. Steward is truly an impressive individual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stef Asalone | 2/6/2014

    " Amazing story of a guy who walked across Afghanistan shortly after the fall of the Taliban. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debby | 2/4/2014

    " About a reporter walking across the mountains of Afghanistan. Lots of history interspersed with his personal account. You learn a lot about the oral culture and customs of the people, and it makes you realize why we've been screwing up our diplomacy with our cultural insensitivity. sigh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dustin Tuttle | 1/29/2014

    " This is a great story of what a totally different part of the world is like. It is fascinating to hear a completely different perspective. "

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