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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
    (1235)
    Performance
    (940)
    Story
    (951)

    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"
    "Really good listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Lost in Shangri-La?

    The story is compelling and interesting. One you do not want to turn off.


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

    Unbroken, both stories of courage and strong attitudes and wills. Very inspiring.


    Have you listened to any of Mitchell Zuckoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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