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 first read this book when I was in the ninth grade and have merely contented myself and my memories with viewings of the movie since that time. But I was tempted, and I bought this recording.
How could I possibly have forgotten how marvelous this book was, how much better than the altered movie.
How much more meaning I receive now that I am MUCH older and have a bit more understanding of life. The book is not merely an adventure, it is a philosophy. The philosophy of moderation is a wonderful thought and a guide to living.
About the only thing wrong with this production is that the reader is not Ronald Coleman.
If you like pauses between each sentence, get this book. Aack! Drove me crazy.
Yes, Maybe with a different narrator. As stated above it is an intriguing story with some depth to both plot and characters.
The originality of the plot and the understanding of coming future events when written in early 1930's.
The narrator's expression and tonality lacked empathy for the different traits of the characters.
The compelling human search by us all for our own personal lost utopia.
I loved the ending as it left the reader with the question of the reality of this search as it relates to the characters in the book and also within the readers own life.
The narrator reads this book much too slowly. When I listen to a book, I like to sometimes follow along with a hard copy. The book is better than the audio in this instance.
54 years old, blue collar worker, I like imported beer, when it is not hay fever season. Favorite authors; Card, King, Hobb, Koontz, Clarke, Iggulden, Silverberg, Michener, Krakauer
A say old Chap, keep a stiff upper lip and don't fall asleep during my slow talking. My lack of ambition and lack of passion for anything makes me a perfect candidate for the High Lama. Although my pregnant pauses between sentences are longer then the High Lama's, he can talk even slower then me. Here in Shangri-La were moderation is the up most value in life, we passionless cowards are going to repopulate the world once man has destroyed it. Now, even though I am 37 and have never had much interest in women, if you live in our valley and want another man's wife, it is only good manners for him to let you have her. As any gentleman knows manners are the only way to live.
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