This is my first book review and I was compelled to write how poor a listen this book was. I kept hoping it waould turn into an adventure, but it was just a documentary of a guy seaching through the jungle. No suspense or adventure.
One of my new all time favorites. A fascinating subject and very well written, not to mention excellently narrated. So good it compelled me to write my first review after being an audible subscriber for over a year. "The Lost City of Z" will leave you wanting more.
I absolutely loved the book. I'm surprised to find the occasional negative review as I thought the book started out amazingly exciting and kept on rolling until the end. The story is told in a well thought out fashion that jumps throughout time to show several different journeys into the Amazon. The ending was interesting and surprising as well and not exactly what I expected.
I admit I did not know of Fawcett prior to reading this book. I found the historical background well researched, and was amazed at the hardships Fawcett and his companions had to endure. It was amazing that they did not die much before their final trip. It was unfortunate that two young men died with him on his final trip.
I liked the follow up when the author discovers what the civilization they were looking for was all about.
Well researched.Well written. Well narrated. Absolutely fascinating from start to end. Will have to read more by this author. This is a MUST read!
A poorly researched and poorly compiled story that would be better suited to fiction rather than Non-fiction. A very jerky narrative further distracts from a weak effort.
I have just two words to describe this book: bore-ring! I kept listening, hoping it would get better -- but how many ways can you describe the same thing? Over and over and over....
If you're not a real amazon history buff (and I'm not), don't waste your credit.