Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2010
DD ISBN 9780739383797 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2010
CD ISBN 9780307712547 $45.00 Seven CDs
Western views of Tibet tend to focus on the country as an exotic, peaceful place inhabited by gentle people and Buddhist monks. This audiobook, expertly read by Shishir Kurup, describes a different Tibet, full of steely, nationalistic survivors, while telling the harrowing tale of the young Dalai Lama’s escape from Chinese forces in 1959. Kurup’s voice has a slight Indian sound to it, but he sprinkles the book with Irish, American, and Tibetan accents when they’re called for. He moves at an unhurried pace and is willing to let the action dictate his vocal choices. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]
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