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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,975 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Krakauer Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself.

This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.

100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation (www.himalayan-foundation.org/live/project/stopgirltrafficking).

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Krakauer forcefully claims that Mortenson improperly used his charity’s funds and failed to build all the schools he says he did.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Packed with interviews and anecdotes that undercut Mortenson’s image as a cheerful do-gooder, Krakauer’s account of good intentions gone horribly wrong is a stunning example of investigative journalism.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natty Smith | 2/20/2014

    " I gave this five stars because it's a well-researched exposure by the reputable Jon Krakauer of the misdeeds of Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute and co-author of the two bestselling "nonfiction" novels "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones into Schools." I hope the people and causes he has harmed can survive his failures as a leader and a person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nikki Frankel | 2/17/2014

    " Anyone who has ever read Three Cups of Tea or Stones to Schools or even knows anything about Greg Mortenson should read this book. Mr. Krakauer presents the facts and is fair about the situation. This isn't some sensationalized tabloid stuff and there is no motive for getting this information out other than educating the public and telling the truth. We need to investigate charities thoroughly and make sure that they are using the donations they receive in the way that they claim they are. There has to be some sort of accountability. Read this book and hopefully you will understand what all the buzz is about. Greg Mortenson should be ashamed of himself and should have to personally apologize to everyone that donated to CAI and to all of the people who believed in his message. Three Cups of Deceit gives the public the ammo necessary to go after Mortenson and rationally right this injustice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nathalie | 2/5/2014

    " Love me some brass tacks Krakauer. Like a Rottweiler gone all foamy at the mouth with this one - obvious that he was personally burned by Mortensen. But a fascinating read nonetheless. Not gonna be donating to CAI anytime soon despite it being a nice thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by BMK | 1/30/2014

    " Excellent bit of journalism again from Mr Krakauer, systematically exposing what a scumbag Greg Mortenson is. A well researched, well written article that has also saved me from wasting my time reading 'Three Cups Of Tea' and 'Stones To Schools'. "

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