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Gregory

Sheshatshiu, Newfoundland, Canada

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  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2239)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (498)

    In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time: Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

    Karl says: "An education and inspiration"
    "Must read"
    Overall

    I first read a hard copy of this book a couple of months ago. I loved it!! I decided I had to buy it in audio so I could share it with my pre teen son. It would have been too challenging for him to read the book on his own. We have listened to the book in the car and at home.
    My son loved this story. It has it all. An adventure, a misunderstood culture, and humanitarian efforts all rolled up into a true story for our times. What a great teaching tool for tolerance and compassion. I am so glad my son and I could share this story together and broaden our perspective on a topic that we need to understand in today's world. It's a total must read.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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