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    • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

    • By: Eric Newby
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - "Can you travel Nuristan June?" - setting in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, northeast of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Buy It! It's Abridged.

    • By david d. on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $7.22

    • A Small Place in Italy

    • By: Eric Newby
    • Narrated by: Eric Newby
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1967, veteran travel writer Eric Newby and his heroic wife, Wanda, fulfilled their dream of a return to life in the Italian hills where they first met during World War II. But this fulfillment would not come easy. The dream materialised in the form of I Castagni ('The Chestnuts'), a small, decrepit farmhouse with no roof, an abandoned septic tank and its own indigenous wildlife reluctant to give up their home. But in the foothills of the Apuan Alps on the border of Liguria and Northern Tuscany, this ramshackle house would soon become a hub of love, friendship and activity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too slow for me

    • By Sarah Centrella on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $7.22