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Murder in the High Himalaya

Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
Narrated by: William Hughes
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The murder of a young Tibetan nun at the hands of Chinese border guards at the rooftop of the world offers a unique parable for the tale of modern Tibet.

Chinese police are instructed to take any measures necessary to protect the border of Tibet. When a group of climbers witness the murder of a young Tibetan nun who is fleeing to India, two men have a choice: turn a blind eye and preserve their climbing careers or alert the world to the grand scale of human injustice played out daily in Tibet.

Intrepid journalist Jonathan Green here investigates the clash of cultures at the rooftop of the world. As he gains entrance to a fascinating network of Tibetan guides and safe houses operating in the name of freedom, investigates the tradition of extreme mountaineering in Chinese-occupied Tibet, and establishes contact with surviving refugees, he offers a rare, affecting portrait of modern Tibet and raises enduring questions about morality and the lengths to which we go to achieve freedom.

©2010 Jonathan Green (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Green’s steely, factually dense analysis of this unlawful conspiracy sheds light on a perennial human-rights crisis.” ( Kirkus Reviews)
“Compelling.”( Bookseller)
“A gripping tale.” ( Ones to Watch)

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  • Carl
  • West Palm Beach, FL, United States
  • 02-10-11

Wonderful Book About Chinese Occupation of Tibet

The best book I've read about the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Wonderful wonderful book that tell us a lot about the Chinese government few realize. My only fault with the book was that it ran a bit to long the last portion of the book. Highly recommended. Terrific reader.

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very sad but important truths emerge

the author does a great job of explaining the conflict in tibet. i knew there were human rights abuses in tibet but did not have a clear picture of what is happening. this book uses a specific incident to illustrate china’s inhumanity and imperialism and how so much of the world is in thrall to china.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-18

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A harrowing and emotional account of a hard life lived by many Tibetans both past and present. The conflicting interests of fleeing refugees and the mountaineers is both interesting and insidious, with most turning a blind eye to the horrors that were bestowed upon the Tibetans.

A must read for anyone interested in mountaineering, the Himalaya in general and of course; the past, present and future realities for Chinese occupied Tibet

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  • Mimo
  • 08-17-17

Heartfelt!

An interesting and heartfelt book detailing the unrest in Tibet and the turbulent lives of Tibetans.
A must read!

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  • Heaset
  • 03-02-16

the secret side of a super power

I've been to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China and seen the face of 'development'. Yes, I experienced a sense of unease between the new population and the indigenous people, yes I saw a heavy military presence but I didn't fully appreciate the true story until I heard this audio book. This a gripping and tragic tale about the face of progress in an amazing part of the world. We'll worth a listen as it depicts how little some aspects of human nature have changed since the times of ghenghis khan.