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  • The Magician of Lhasa

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: David Michie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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The Magician of Lhasa

By: David Michie
Narrated by: David Michie
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Summary

When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas to safety.  

Half a century later, in a paradox of similarly troubling circumstances, Matt Lester is called upon to convey his own particular wisdom as a scientist, when Matt's nanotech project is mysteriously moved from London to a research incubator in Los Angeles.  

Tenzin and Matt embark on parallel adventures which have spine-chilling connections. Tenzin's perilous journey through the Himalayas, amid increasing physical hardship and the ever-present horror of Red Army capture, is mirrored by Matt's contemporary, but no less traumatic challenges, as his passionate relationship with his fiancée, Isabella, and his high-flying career undergo escalating crises.  

It is at the moment when both Tenzin and Matt face catastrophe that their stories converge, spectacularly transforming our understanding of all that has gone before.

©2017 David Michie (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing

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Loved it

Really enjoyed every minute of this audio book . It's a very calm and interesting listen .

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ENLIGHTENING!

A great read of two interlinked stories which grip your imagination, provide interesting information on Buddhism and its difficult history with camaraderie and good humour! Another great read, I will be going straight on to the sequel . Keep them coming David!

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The best story I have ever read and listened too.

I was hooked from the beginning and enjoyed every minute. I did not want it too end.

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Powerful gripping and moving

What a beautiful book. I can’t wait to hear the sequel. Keep writing please David.

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Wonderful

Another wonderful exposition of Buddhist philosophy woven into a story as gripping as any thriller. I cannot wait for the next story in this series.

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Beautiful story

I looked for another book written by Michie after reading ‘the Dalai Lama’s cat’ as he has such an easy way to convey Tibetan Buddhism concepts interspersed in deceptively simple stories. I look forward to more of his books.

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An excellent read

I enjoyed this tale and the wisdom woven through it. An interesting East meets West story

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