Along the way, they encounter a charismatic Chinese bandit and a host of bad characters, including Russian agents fomenting unrest. The tale ends in an icebound valley with the party caught between hostile Red-Hat monks and the Great Silent Ones, which is how the Tibetans designate the yeti.
©1954 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
It would have been more enjoyable if I were a 12 year old. Couldn't make it past the 1st few chapters.
I was drawn to O'Brian, being wildly devoted to the Aubrey/Maturin series, but this is a very early work by O'Brian involving fairly shallow predictable characters.
Vance is normally an excellent narrator (Dragon Tattoo trilogy is a triumph of narration) but his exaggerated accents were a bit much on top of the somewhat maudlin dialogue.
don't know...I only listened to the first couple of chapters.
If you want O'Brian at his best with a narration above all others, go to the Patrick Tull reading of the Aubrey Maturin series.
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