I would not have read this except that it was chosen by my book club. Although anyone must be impressed by the accomplishments of Mr. Mortensen, (he certainly is) I didn't need the depth of detail. I agree with many other reviewers who did not enjoy the voice of the reader, I found it whiney and annoying. I could have learned all I needed to know about this man and his mission in about half the words.
I feel that this moving, important, summary
of reality in our world has changed, and is changing, it for the better. Greg's work shores me up and reminds me that, while I still have breath, I, too, can make a difference.
An amazing story. Well written. Couldn't put it down. Learned so much about history, geography & cultures. Fantastic read.
Didn't meet up to the hype. Goes into detail on every boring little thing.
Quite listening when I wasn't into the book after 5 hours of listening.
This story had me almost in tears at times. What a great man. I wish that more people would reach out as he has done and truly try to help educate the needy in the world. It made me want to be a better person and help too. I highly recommend this book.
This remarkable book combines an adventure story, insightful commentary on the reasons terrorists emerge from remote parts of the Muslim world, and an inspiring account of the power of friendship, simple caring, and a courageous man's dogged persistence in creating a better life for his fellow man in neglected regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a remarkable story and is very well written. The book's vivid descriptions of the places and the numerous characters that are part of the Greg Mortenson saga make this a very engaging and instructive read.