This was the best impulse buy I've ever made! This story makes me want to strap on a pack, heft a machete, and charter my own expedition into the unknown!
Very informative. Historically and scientifically accurate. Thorough, almost to the point of exhaustion. With that being said, not exactly the book if you're looking for an adventure in the likes of H. Rider Haggard, but it's true, or at least based on fact, and that's what makes it equally as intriguing. Author could've been a little more romantic with the stories. I mean, little exaggeration to get the blood pumping would've done it some good, but then again I do appreciate the factual-based, TRUE, accounts... and the fact that he had the balls to get out there and look for himself. Impressive.
Fantastic narration. I felt like i was in the jungle and the mosquitos were on my arms. Grann is a great storyteller creating threads with the past and present.
Yes! History buffs and adventurers alike will enjoy this work. This work transported me to the early 20th century, then back to the late 20th century. I found myself wanting to visit Brazil in search of Z, however, the experience described was so real, I knew I would never survive. I will be listening again and again.
This book is a valiant attempt to make a history read accessible and exciting. The reader was monotone and boring and this may have infected the story for me. honestly the end is interesting but the time wasted to get there was not worth it.