I would gladly listen to Lost in Shangri-La again because the author's devotion to detail brought me into another world of hidden tribes, courageous survivors and heroic rescuers.
In some ways, this book reminds me of UNBROKEN, with its attention to detail, understanding of military honor and discipline, adding in personal sketches of the individuals involved on all sides that cause the reader or listener to feel like you know the people in the story.
The quiet courage and determination of Margaret, the Queen of of Shan-gri-la obviously made this a Hey-Martha story back in 1945 and an amazing account today as well.
I listened to this audiobook while I was driving, and found myself sitting in a parking lot on several occasions, wanting to here more before my next meeting.
I would listen to this book again on a long trip in a car mainly because the characters are interesting and entertaining.
David was the most likeable character. While some of the other characters were quirky and interesting, in the end this is a story without a real hero and with an ending that just fizzles.
My daughter and I laughed outrageously at several points as we reacted to crazy characters and as we tried to figure out which turn Grisham would take us on next.
A good listen, well told, but not Grisham's best.
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