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Darcy

Consultant. Erstwhile international bus assoc exec, commercial pilot, navy capt, army capt. Fly-fisherman, author, speaker...stout worthy.

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  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1342)
    Performance
    (1030)
    Story
    (1048)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "This is a Wow! story, and a true one."
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    Performance
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    Where does Lost in Shangri-La rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This tale ranks in the top 10% of the stories I have listened to over the past 2 years. Three of 24 souls survive the crash of of a C-47 sight-seeing moral-boosting flight in the fastness of Dutch New Guinea. The pilots discovered a high-altitude mountain lush 40-mile valley, inhibited by primitive but friendly (to them) natives. Survivors were stranded for 7 weeks, with nowhere for a plane to land, no trails or roads. How did they get out you ask? You won't believe it, but with Gliders! No kidding...


    What other book might you compare Lost in Shangri-La to and why?

    Unbroken, a WWII story of survival.


    Which character – as performed by Mitchell Zuckoff – was your favorite?

    The WAC Corporal and the Parachute Battalian Captain


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, just fascinated...


    Any additional comments?

    Would make a great movie today... Nicole Kidman could play the corporal

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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