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A hilarious bumbling adventure. A couple of chaps, decide it would be an interesting diversion to saunter up a mountain in a hitherto unexplored region of Afghanistan.
Richard E Grant is the perfect narrator for this trip. Withnail's trip to Wales and this one have several parallels. I love the various negotiations with the local guides.
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"A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush" is one of the greatest and funniest travel books of all time. I wish I'd realised, before buying the audiobook version, that (a) the narrative would be savagely edited, removing many of the running gags and the most interesting parts of the book; and (b) Richard E Grant would be adopting a world-weary tone which seems to deaden the humour that remains.
If you like the works of Eric Newby, don't bother with this recording.