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Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time | [Mark Adams]

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Writer for the New York Times and GQ, Mark Adams is also the acclaimed author of Mr. America. In this fascinating travelogue, Adams follows in the controversial footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, who’s been both lionized and vilified for his discovery of the famed Lost City in 1911—but which reputation is justified?
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Publisher's Summary

Writer for the New York Times and GQ, Mark Adams is also the acclaimed author of Mr. America. In this fascinating travelogue, Adams follows in the controversial footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, who’s been both lionized and vilified for his discovery of the famed Lost City in 1911 - but which reputation is justified?

©2011 Mark Adams (P)2012 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

“Adams deftly weaves together two story lines, each peopled with striking characters and astonishing landscapes.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Thelma Laurel, MD, United States 12-11-12
    Thelma Laurel, MD, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Now I'm ready for Machu Picchu"
    Would you listen to Turn Right at Machu Picchu again? Why?

    Maybe - after going to Machu Picchu. I think I would hear it in a new way


    What did you like best about this story?

    The description of sunrise on the Winter Solstice and learning about Hiram Bingham


    What about Andrew Garman’s performance did you like?

    He made the characters come alive without overdoing it


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    While I read this book in preparation for a trip to Machu Picchu, I enjoyed getting an insiders perspective, one that I know I won't get as a tourist.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth SANTEE, CA, United States 08-26-12
    Elizabeth SANTEE, CA, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Good book for history enthusiasts"

    I enjoyed this book although it leaned more in the direction of an educational text book... so if you're looking for action, this isn't the place but I would recommend the book to anyone interested in expanding their historical horizons. I also enjoyed the narration!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael United States 09-03-12
    Michael United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting but condescending."

    The reader was very good. Easy to listen to and he didn't try to "act out" the different characters with make-believe voices, although he did use an Australian accent for one of the leads. This actually worked pretty well, however, because it helped to differentiate between the two leads and he didn't overdo it.

    Although I learned a lot about Machu Picchu, a place that has long fascinated me, I found the author wrote in a subtly condescending voice, as though his level of comfort was his highest priority. His job had always been, as an editor, to send true adventurers out to get the stories. For once, he wanted to be the adventurer, but, frankly, he should have stayed back at the office where he would have plenty of hot and cold running water, good Scotch in the desk drawer, and people around him who spoke English as their first language.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    grrmtth 08-13-14
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    "Great Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the presentation and the authors description of Peru.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story flowed from our hectic life to trekking in the mountians.


    What does Andrew Garman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Easy to listen to listen to his voice.


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

    Yes had to stop it every so often so it would last.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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