Celebrating the 70th anniversary of this magical and well-loved classic. Following a plane crash, Conway, a British consul; his deputy; a missionary; and an American financier find themselves in the enigmatic snow-capped mountains of uncharted Tibet. Here they discover a seemingly perfect hidden community where they are welcomed with gracious hospitality. Intrigued by its mystery, the travelers set about discovering the secret hidden at the shimmering heart of Shangri-La.
©2010 James Hilton (P)2010 Audible Ltd
I've always liked this story which I've read many times since boyhood, as well as loving the movie adapted from it.
I can't imagine this narrative being done better & it carried me along like the movie's imagery, yet with just the spoken word.
The narrator is great but reads the story slowly. I bought this to use in my classroom due to my limited imitation English accents. This was a good choice just moves a bit too slow.
Pick up the pace a little.
yes.... it is an old movie and I will watch it.
This story is where the word and concept of Shangri-La came from. This story took the Shambalah legend and broadcast it too the world.
Having read the story in paperback some years ago, I looked forward to listening to it in audiobook format. OUCH! This narration is the worst I've heard. Try as I might, I just can't wrap my brain around it. It's the cadence. It was just about "unlistenable". One hour in and couldn't take it any more.
Time for a refund.
Lost Horizon is a classic tale of a mystical land where people live long lives and believe in "moderation" in most everything. I couldn't put it down. It is extremely well written, and the narrator's quiet voice fit the tale perfectly. Well worth a credit.
A mysterious valley--perhaps real--existing within the protection of high mountains holds things of beauty and wisdom. The story leaves many ideas to ponder. Maybe even more timely today than when it was written!
Made out to be such a great read, but it failed to deliver. It seemed like the plot was good foreplay, but the direction it quickly took never came through. It left this reader very unsatisfied. The reading performance didn't compensate.
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