The Places in Between

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Product Number: Z10025
Released: Dec 19, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490661230
Narrator/s: Rory Stewart
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In January 2002, Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers" floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters-by turns touching, confounding, surprising, and funny- Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.

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Author(s): Rory Stewart
Genre: Travel, History

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Author(s): Rory Stewart
Narrator(s): Rory Stewart
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number C3890
Released: Sep 28, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428116733
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Author(s): Rory Stewart
Genre: History, Travel
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Released: Feb 01, 2007
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Publisher: Mariner Books
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Author(s): Rory Stewart
Narrator(s): Rory Stewart
Genre: Travel, History
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Released: Sep 21, 2006
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Author(s): Rory Stewart
Narrator(s): Rory Stewart
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number 3L813
Released: Sep 21, 2006
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Author(s): Rory Stewart
Narrator(s): Rory Stewart
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number 3D376
Released: Sep 21, 2006
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Genre: Travel, History
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Released: Aug 26, 2008
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Professional reviews

"In 2002, in the midst of war and a typically harsh winter, Rory Stewart embarked on the seemingly insane undertaking of walking across Afghanistan. That it was madness was explained to the accomplished Scots journalist, but he was not to be dissuaded, especially since the journey was part of the larger scheme that he had already accomplished: to traverse the Muslim world on foot by way of Iran, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. Thankfully, he lived, and nearly as marvelous a reason for celebration is the book that resulted, a glowing achievement in the rich history of travel writing. Stewart's narration of his own work further reveals a traveler of deep insight and humility (without a trace of sentimentality), and a man of rare courage and grace. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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