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.
I'm a fan of mystery, science-fiction, and the unusual.
There's not a lot in the way of a story, but I liked it. The descriptions of things that the jungle explorers had to deal with were fantastic, and I got very interested in the topic. It's not the sort of book that I usually read, but it was good, and perhaps I've found a genre I should dig deeper into.
This is a story no less miraculous than that of Troy. Early South American civilization in the Amazon rivaled that in other civilizations in Central America and even Europe. Remarkable!
The narrator was perfect. The author did incredibly detailed research on this topic. The parallel style of his & Fawcett's search for Z was very effective. The historical value of his research is priceless! This true story of mystery & suspense was well told. The descriptions made me feel like I was right there in the jungle with him!
This book, really digs into the public psyche and scientific thinking of the late 1800's and early 1900's. All the while you experience through multiple perspectives, the horrors of the Amazon. I myself will never complain about the occasional mosquito bite again.
It is fascinating on every level of which there are many. If one has any complaints about this book, one must take it up with history, which of course seldom ties up events in an easy to unwrap present. Recommended
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I really enjoyed listening to this book from Science Friday's book club. It has really changed the way I think about the evolution of humans. It has also changed the way I think about the word "civilized".