A fascinating look at a piece of history that had been lost. I wish that more of the participants were still alive to see their bravery recognized.
My most memorable moment is when Maggie saw the natives as people and not as savages.
I thought the current state of affairs in the valley was very sad. It appears that the natives beliefs have totally been fulfilled and their lives are unimportant to the Indonesian government.
The descriptions were graphic and make me long for the movie!
The "snatch" was exciting!
Margret's quote about fear at the end of the book was powerful. The story was powerful!
Clash of cultures
The surviving twin brother because he saved the other two survivor's lives.
No extreme reaction.
Fascinating cultural characteristics of the New Guineans. The untold story of the U.S. Filipino troops.
Don't let the fact that the author is reading this steer you away, he does a great job. He gives just the right amount of background information on the characters and events, keeping the story moving and interesting.
My wife and I relocated from Florida to the Philippines in May 2012. I retired in 2004 with the DuPont Co. I like to listen to Audio books while working on the computer.
As this was True story that brought me back in time during WWII. Living in the Philippines and hearing all the comments about this country today.
How the three survivers were able to make it out of the plane crash and travel miles in the jungle with their severe injuries. They did not give up.
I have not had the time or chance to listen to Mitchell Zuckoffs other performances. I will now look forward to his work.
The courage that the 3 survivers displayed and how they would not give up. They supported each other until they were located.
I would like to see a film with this story line. How history is brought to life in all the events that took place over the past 70 years.
I would read another book by Mitchell Zuckoff, who has done extensive research on this historical event.
Narrative suffers a little fromt he hard-news, provable fact format of the content.
The performance was quite adequate; probably no one but the author could have done the native names justice.
Absolutely worth the time I spent listening to this book.
Absolutely. This is a truly inspiring story of three plane crash survivors and the brave men who came to rescue them, but it also tells of the deep relationships that can be formed from soul to soul despite no visible common ground to stand on. This was truly a beautiful read.
That it was TRUE! The author gives such detailed and accurate information about every aspect of the story that the reader feels completely confident in the reliability of the telling. I also loved the focus on the relationships formed between the natives and military men/women. The natives' perspectives on things was refreshing and eye-opening. Very well-researched.
He was perfect. Too often the author will try to do his/her own audio recording and fail miserably, but Mr. Zuckoff's performance is top notch. Impeccably done and wouldn't change a thing.
YES! Couldn't put it down!!
I found myself unable to turn off my car and go inside. I listened to it in my car, and just couldn't quit! This book had it all: suspense, drama, comedy, horror, culture warfare... Being a nurse in the US Army, I identified with Margaret, one of the survivors. This book brought home the hardships of survival, along with the joys of teamwork.
"Unbroken" is comparable. It's about a WWII survivor who is captured by the Japanese and kept in POW camps for years. This book details his near-death experiences as a POW.
Margaret, of course, because she, like me, was a female in the mostly male US Army.
It made me laugh, cry, hold my breath, gasp, and clench my fists.
There is nothing better than having the author read his own words. He is obviously entwined in the story and makes it a wonderful experience to listen to this adventure.
The survivors and the Shangri-La natives were a fascinating combination. The fact that this true story was documented in real time by journals kept by the participants was just wonderful.
This was a true story so the concept of 'favorite character' doesn't really play well. The entire story is fascinating and the adventure is spell-binding.
The concept of the Shangri-La natives living for generations in this isolated spot and then being 'discovered' by the Western world was moving in the sense of the natives' way of life being forever changed - and not necessarily in a good way.
This is a wonderful story with great and interesting detail about a true event that received little attention in recent years. Highly recommended!
It was well written and well read. It was a good story and one that was new and unique.
Its hard to read a book when you are exercising. Audio books are perfect for that.
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