This book was a little slow at times, but I still highly recommend this book. It helped me understand the people of Pakistan and the Islamic people better.
Greg Mortensen is an incredible person. Such dedication and perseverance is hard to imagine. I hope the book brings his cause to light and that he succeeds. The notion that you can bring peace and stability to a country by educating its young, particularly the girls, is inspiring. this is the sort of movement we should all be behind.
I think everyone should have to read this book. Greg's ability to overcome obstacles to achieve such success is amazing. This book taught me so much about leadership, overcoming obstacles, and so much about the world we live in today. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
A story of a true American Hero! If you are looking for actual fist hand recent experience in the Pakistan and Afghanistan regions, this is the book for you. Beware, it's not about climbing.. it's about educating children. It's about fighting terrorism at it's roots. If you read or saw Charlie Wilson's War this is the follow-up story of the devastation and problems that another single man is cleaning up. It's the kind of story that sticks with you well after the book is over. Get it, listen and then send some money to Greg!
Put on your patience pants for this one. It is a wonderful saga of tenacity, travel, multi-cultural communications, and wisdom. The narrator is just hard to listen to, unfortunately. His reading is strident and unnecesarily breathless, but I have to give him credit for his knowledge and use of local accents. I was ready to give up until about 2/3 through the first CD, when it finally got interesting. I went back online to read another review just to remind myself why I chose it. In the end, it is worth the time it takes to listen, but I can think of several other narrators who would have kept me interested from the first page.
This book really takes you to a place that many have not seen. The the book gives you a mental, physical, and spiritual and description of what it takes to be a true human being. Amazingly his struggle is humbly told. I believe that this book should be read by the young so they can see that there dreams can come through, by a little hard work and a lot of perseverance. A definite must read. Oh and you may find your self laughing and crying at the same time. The book is wonderful.
I loved this book! A true story of an American who is working to promote peace in an area that many think will never have peace. The book also gives concrete ways that we too can help! Let's help build these schools and put an end to the reign of terror! Proof that each and every one of us is capable of making a difference! A book worthy of your time!