Seven Years in Tibet

  • by Heinrich Harrer, Richard Graves
  • Narrated by Mark Meadows
  • 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling in Lhasa, the Forbidden City, where he became a friend and tutor to the Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer spent seven years gaining a more profound understanding of Tibet and the Tibetans than any Westerner before him.
Seven Years in Tibet was translated into 53 languages, became a best seller in the United States in 1954, and sold three million copies.


What the Critics Say

"It deserves its place among the few great travel stories of our times." (The Times)
"Few adventurers in this century have had the combined luck and hardihood to return with such news as this. Fewer still have rendered it so powerfully unadorned." (Times Literary Supplement)
"Some books, like some mountains, are lonely and unrivalled peaks. This is one of them." (Economist)


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Truly inspiring. Educational. Historical & Eye-Opening. A fantastic book and tremendously well read. I highly recommend it.
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- Will

Fantastic a life we never see.....

We are so convinced that Western life (fast paced focused upon the self and high achievement etc.) is the right way to live that we rarely get the opportunity to stop and think and consider our priorities in life.

You would be very fortunate in your life if the sacred person of another culture was once your student/companion on a daily basis - you would be very fortunate.

The intimate life of a Westerner in Tibet is a rare insight into another world another culture that is far removed from our materialistic yearnings. Come step inside and feel the desire to live a different life and pass on your worldly knowledge to another culture. A mesmerising view of another country listen and enjoy.
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- Jacqueline

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios