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by | Read by Steven Crossley

Contemporary Culture • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

The exotic destination described in travel writer Colin Thubron’s latest book is the holiest mountain on the face of the earth, Mt. Kailas, in Tibet, now under Chinese control, and revered by one-fifth of the world's population. Out of deference to its spiritual significance, the mountain has never been climbed. Thubron hoped a pilgrimage of this magnitude and spiritual scope would help him to purge his grief over the deaths of his mother and sister. With elegance and vitality, British narrator Steven Crossley describes Thubron's journey, which begins in Nepal and continues deep into Tibet along the Karnali River and ascends with a grueling climb to the foot of the mountain. Crossley mesmerizes the listener with vivid descriptions of rare and haunting landscapes, a mystical culture with an ancient history, and extraordinary spiritual customs. B.J.P. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2011]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452601144 $29.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452651149 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452631141 $71.99 • Six CDs

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