In fact, I could not complete it. The depth of detail became boring to such an extent that I could not bring myself back to the book after awhile.
first and last
Unless you are a fan of military history in boring detail, leave this one alone
somewhat disconnected in spots, but overall an excellent book
there's only one character in the book
his voice carries a good sense of suspense where this is useful
no, I found it to be easy to read in small bits.
one of my friends , raised a catholic and Jesuit educated, found it compelling but depressing by making him seriously question his previously strong faith in a life after death.
Entertaining and intriguing up to to the end which is not up to the rest of the book
not exactly an "on the edge of your seat" story
an entertaining narration
I wouldn't turn it into a film
my partner and I listened to this on a long car trip and were both let down by the ending.
I first read this adventure while floating down the Colorado river in a raft on the slower sections of the journey and found it fascinating as an insight into the people of Afghanistan. It gave me a beginning understanding of their lives,attitudes,beliefs, and problems which our government appears to be totally ignoring in its' attempts to help them. The author's almost incomprehensibly foolhardy trip was so well told that he helped me to almost photographically accompany him and vicariously experience his travails. Read this and you will understand more of the people of this region as you did when you (hopefully) read Greg Mortenson's story of helping the people in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Read them both to get some comprehension of our challenges in this part of the world in addition to hearing two great personal adventure stories.
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