Winds of the Steppe: Walking the Great Silk Road from Central Asia to China

Written by:
Bernard Ollivier
Narrated by:
Eric Jason Martin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2022
12 hours 28 minutes
Taking listeners from the snows of the Pamir Mountains to the backstreets of Kashgar-a Central Asian city that could be the setting for One Thousand and One Nights-to the Tian Shan Mountains to the endless Taklamakan and Gobi Deserts of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Bernard Ollivier continues his epic foot journey along the Great Silk Road hoping to make his way to Han China and reach, at long last, the legendary city of Xi'an.

After traveling through a region dotted with former Buddhist shrines, Ollivier finds himself craving the warm welcome of Islamic lands, where, regardless of their culture or nationality, travelers are often treated as esteemed guests. Beyond the occasional vestige of the old Silk Road, Ollivier comes face to face with sites of religious significance, China's Great Wall, and of course thousands of everyday people along the way.

As Ollivier tries to make sense of his journey and find connections between these people's daily lives and the so-called 'modern' world, he does so with a sense of humility that transforms his personal journey into a universal quest.
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