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Lost Horizon Audiobook

Lost Horizon

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Jeff hackettstown, NJ, United States 04-05-17
    Jeff hackettstown, NJ, United States 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    This is fabulous reading of James Hilton's classic story which I highly recommend listening to

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    JURANDYR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 01-28-17
    JURANDYR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 01-28-17
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    "...and the meek will inherit the Earth."

    This masterpiece is must for anyone who seeks for inspiration to lead a better life and make a better world for the generations to come. It has a flavor all of its own that imparts a feeling o nostalgia for a long sought for life that somehow we imagine that we once experienced and will experience again, who knows where and when.

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    Debbie in Seattle Seattle, WA 12-31-16
    Debbie in Seattle Seattle, WA 12-31-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Enjoyable classic"
    Where does Lost Horizon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle; the story is fascinating and the interpreter was good. For some reason, it was a little difficult for me to follow in the audiobook. But that may have just been me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was the Himalayas themselves. In a way, the mountains are the protagonist, they play such a key role in the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The descriptions of the Himalayan surroundings. I could see them in my head!


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    Leon Miller New Orleans, Louisiana 10-18-16
    Leon Miller New Orleans, Louisiana 10-18-16 Listener Since 2009
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    "Wonderful, of course."

    What can one say? Immensely enjoyable, and nostalgic, and ... soothing. I particularly enjoyed the 1930s language and style, and its reflection of dystopian fears in the face of looming war in Europe. If you haven't read it, you should. Everyone, after all, seeks a Valley of the Blue Moon. "Do you think he ever found it?"

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    Tim H. 06-17-16
    Tim H. 06-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story well read"

    I enjoyed this book a great deal. It is one I have meant to read since I was a kid. Great story and the narrator was exceptional.

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    Eric Johnson 06-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    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.

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    Thirsty in Palos 04-22-16
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    "Great read"

    always a great classic read. Narrator sounded to me like Ronald Coleman was reading it.

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    JeanH 04-18-16
    JeanH 04-18-16
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    "Good Narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Pick up the pace a little.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    undecided


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes.... it is an old movie and I will watch it.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Idaho Falls, ID 02-17-16
    Amazon Customer Idaho Falls, ID 02-17-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Extrordinary, classic book."

    Very good book and a wonderful reader. Story was not predictable, and yet thought provoking.

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    Ivan Rockport, MA, United States 01-26-16
    Ivan Rockport, MA, United States 01-26-16
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    "Story is Great! Narration is nearly unlistenable."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael de Morgan’s performances?

    No chance.


    Any additional comments?

    Time for a refund.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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