It took me a while to get into the groove of this book which seemed to be focusing on anthropology and religion with textbook solemnity. But this work soon finds its rhythm and lulls the listener with its classical storytelling. The narrator is perfect. Like with many books, I struggled with the ending a little. I felt the author explained too much and could have left more for the reader to determine for herself.
This novel is great on many levels--adventure, suspense, philosophical, cultural. Even funny at times.
The narrator is great--perfect.
It is more enjoyable to watch a sloth move across Mexico than to listen to this book. I can't believe I actually listed to it completely. I was driving in the car for a 10 hour ride. My daughters were begging me to turn it off after 4 hours of listening. The last 30 minutes was better than the rest of the book and gave it an interesting twist.
This book was not only a tale of survival but a tale of friendship and holding to God. It's just a great story to get lost in, quite an adventure. Once I got started, I couldn't stop. A must read.
This is an exciting story, full of unexpected events and adventure. It is written in a compelling way, that allows you to feel deeply the apprehesion experienced by the characters. In the end, you really want that all you have just heard was true, as you will be amazed by this very creative and original book.
WOW, I am still thinking about this story 3 days after finishing it. What may start out as a seemingly slow quickly changes into a story you want to listen to all the way through in one sitting.
The narrators are excellent and they are able to portray the empathy and horrific events almost too well. I highly recommend this audiobook
This book started out a little slow, and I have to admit I found the narrator's voice annoying at first, but as the story progressed there was a growing interest to know what would happen next. After I finished listening to this book, I actually spent a lot more time reflecting on the story and its lessons than I would have expected. As for the level of detail the author put into this, I simply cannot believe it is not a true story (it's just too intricate to be fiction). I can see why this book came highly recommended. My only qualm would be this: what exactly did religion have to do with this?