I chose this book as it was something different from my usual history and wartime reading. The narrator has a pleasant voice did a great job. I would recommend this book to anyone that seeks adventures in the jungles of South America
Took me a few chapters to become invested in the story. After becoming aware the story was being written from a biographical point of ideas an autobiographical view.
Almost unbelievable the hardships and the little monetary gain Percy Fawcett and those that joined him received from his explorations.
Probably not, I would try to help them find something better.
Too much filler. It got slow at times, and didn't really get interesting until the latter part.
I felt the book could have been shortened by 1 hour to 1.5
I would recommend it but with the caveat that it was longer than necessary to be truly exciting.
The performance was fine and suited the contents of the book.
Maybe as the visual and soundtrack would bring out more of the story. And one would assume it would be 2 hrs or less.
Not that I don't commit to longer books 11-14 hours this book just didn't sustain the excitement I was hoping as an abridged version may have
I'll never underestimate the Amazon jungle again. The writing keeps you hooked. The author interweaves his experience of being drawn in to this 'Green Hell' as a modern city-dweller turned adventurer with that of the indefatigable Colonel Fawcett, the last great Victorian explorer who, after many grand successes, disappeared without a trace within the Amazon jungle. The author throughly reports as a true journalist. He investigates the global interest that surrounded these explorations into such an anti-paradise. He also, with great effect, holds up a mirror to humanity, revealing an honest look at mankind both 'civilized' and 'uncivilized' and leaves a lasting impression on the reader by the end of the book.
My take away: the 'primitive' people are not 'primative' humans. The theory of evolution from ape-like ancestor is not a valid explanation of origin. Humans have been intelligent from day 1.
An entertaining introduction to the rich history of western exploration of Amazonia and the perils of trekking through the unwelcoming jungle.