Seven Years in Tibet

  • by Heinrich Harrer
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1943, Heinrich Harrer, a youthful Austrian adventurer, mountaineer, and skier, escaped from a British internment camp in India and traveled through the rugged Himalayas seeking refuge from the war. He ended up in the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet, with no money or permission to be in the country. However, his curious appearance and the traditional hospitality of Tibetan society soon worked in Harrer's favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper class. His intelligence and his European ways also intrigued the curious young Dalai Lama, and Harrer became his tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together.


What the Critics Say

" of the grandest and most incredible adventure stories I have ever read...infallibly exciting elements of mountain climbing, daring escapes, life in secret, forbidden Tibet, and encounters with extraordinary people." (The New York Times Book Review)


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monotone reader makes this unbearable to listen to.
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- Janine

Nice but a little slow

I'm glad I read it because it was thoughtful and the underlying story is interesting, yet it was a little slow
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio