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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9781400172511
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In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time-Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. Award-winning journalist David Oliver Relin has collaborated on this spellbinding account of Mortenson's incredible accomplishments in a region where Americans are often feared and hated. In pursuit of his goal, Mortenson has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, repeated death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself. At last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world-one school at a time. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Greg Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest…is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world.”

    Tom Brokaw
  • A cliffhanger as well as a first-hand introduction to the people and places of a region little understood by most Americans. The Washington Times
  • “An inspiring chronicle…this is one protagonist who clearly deserves to be called a hero.”

    People
  • “Mortenson’s mission is admirable, his conviction unassailable, his territory exotic.”

    Washington Post

  • “Captivating and suspenseful, with engrossing accounts of both hostilities and unlikely friendships, this book will win many readers’ hearts.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Readers interested in a fresh perspective on the cultures and development efforts of Central Asia will love this incredible story of a humanitarian endeavor.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kind fofo | 2/15/2014

    " great real story of brave man who made his mission of life to fight terror by eduaction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 2/13/2014

    " I would of given it a 4 because It moved and inspired me much. Then I found out that some of what he had said I'd embellished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Park | 2/9/2014

    " I think this is a good lesson, one that everyone needs to hear. I wasn't a huge fan of the writing and sometimes I got lost in the names of people and places. But I do think it's a book well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/5/2014

    " Dr Greg has a good message with this book, although this is not the best written book I've read. I wish Dr. Greg luck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dd Penners | 2/4/2014

    " Really interesting true story about one man's efforts to change life in Pakistan, one school at a time. Story is very good, but there are many details and referring to the included maps takes a lot of time. I learned a lot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Malott heinking | 1/25/2014

    " Premise was good, but was a difficult book for me to get into. Very disheartened when found out later majority wasn't true. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul Flowerman | 1/23/2014

    " Mortenson is a fraud. He broke our hearts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Mcclane | 1/22/2014

    " Good subject. Hard to stay with the writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 1/19/2014

    " Very engaging read, the question of whether the story holds up to scrutiny doesn't take away from it being a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 1/15/2014

    " An interesting insight into the relationship between how to educate and fight terroism at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna Covey | 1/6/2014

    " I love stories about people who are moved by their hearts to take action. Greg Mortenson initially went to Pakistan to climb K2, but the experience ended up paving the way for him to create a non-profit that provides education to woman in the most remote areas of Pakistan and Afganistan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy Rephin | 12/23/2013

    " Great cause and story but mostly seemed to me to be a solicitation for donations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iain | 12/7/2013

    " I found it to be a very compelling story, but was unimpressed by the writing. I would love to see a sceptical but even-handed journalistic take on Mortenson's work. Everything I've seen paints him as either an angel or a devil, and I don't believe either depiction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna Dicuffa | 12/6/2013

    " Hated this book. Felt the author to be insincere and self-righteous. Couldn't even finish. To later hear he misappropriated funds made it all make sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mdsusan | 12/6/2013

    " The book told a wonderful story. Unfortunately, it was later discovered that much of the "truth" in this book was fabricated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody Vaccaro | 12/6/2013

    " Loved this book, but like all well written save the world books I feel like a lazy punk afterwards. Very inspiring read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/28/2013

    " A beautiful book, an eye-opener, a true story of hope, love, trust, generosity, compassion, and humanity in a poor, war-torn, misunderstood corner of the earth. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue Gaunt | 9/29/2013

    " I was quite enjoying this read until, about half way through the book, the author was exposed for using funds donated to the cause for his personal use. It also did not help to hear that everything in the book was not as he stated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 9/6/2013

    " I am saddened that some people have challenged the truth to this book, but - even though some anecdotes may be embellished - the overall story is true. My biggest complaint is that it needed about 50 pages cut - it gets repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whippetmomma | 7/12/2013

    " I wanted to love, really, I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isaac Fraire | 2/27/2013

    " This was a very well written book about a man with a plan. He wanted to build schools for children in need. Nothing would stop this man from fulfilling this goal. Even his wife leaving him, needing a bridge, financial issues wouldn't stop him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie Cox | 5/22/2012

    " Interesting read, learned a lot from it although found it hard going in parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 3/21/2012

    " When I first bought this book, I loved it. As a teacher it was interesting to read about this man who builds schools for the less fortunate. However; I was disappointed to learn that the story is ficton and Mortenson made it up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amelia | 2/15/2012

    " well this whole book turned out to be a lie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gelockt | 1/4/2012

    " Greg Mortensen, you are my hero. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Peters | 12/13/2011

    " I only read about 1/3 of this book, found it to be a difficult read and slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peregrins2 | 11/11/2011

    " Great story, not so great writing. Good education. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 8/31/2011

    " one of my all time favorite books! Read this probably back in 2010. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 7/31/2011

    " Loved this book; disappointed that there is controversy surrounding the profits and story of Greg Mortenson's mission. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beau | 5/24/2011

    " One person can make a difference. This is an inspiring story that I hope we can all learn from. The book needed quite a bit more editing, but don't let that get in your way of seeing the benefit of learning the power of reaching out to your fellow man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 5/24/2011

    " Had so much potential. The beginning was so inspiring. The last half of the book was dragging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 5/24/2011

    " Great ghost-writer. Wonderful description. Well-defined characterization. Wonderful humanitarian cause. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 5/24/2011

    " We read this book for our book club and I so enjoyed it. Wonderful, inspiring tale of how one person can make a difference. I sure hate to think that recent allegations are true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kseniya | 5/24/2011

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 5/23/2011

    " ...after watching the segment on 60 minutes about Greg Mortenson and "Three Cups of Tea", I had zero motivation to finish this novel. I took it off my nightstand and it's back on the bookshelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 5/22/2011

    " It held my interest most of the time, but I thought it was overrated. Learning now that the author may have falsified some of the things in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 5/21/2011

    " GReat at the time but second thoughts with recent news reports. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edy | 5/20/2011

    " Great example of the power of education, especially for girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 5/19/2011

    " Really good and inspiring, a little long winded though. Definitely a good read though. The fact that it is a true story (or based on one) makes it all the more awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 5/18/2011

    " I found this book so interesting that I finished the book in 2 weeks time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 5/18/2011

    " Eh - the concept is good but what I perceived to be an endless tone of patting himself on the back turned me off so I turned off the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/18/2011

    " Nice to know not all Americans are ugly. "

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About the Author
Author Greg Mortenson

Greg Mortenson is the recipient of Pakistan’s highest civil award, The Star of Pakistan, for his sixteen years of work to promote education and peace. The cofounder of the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, he lives in Montana with his family.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.