On a zoology expedition up the Amazon, Professor Challenger has made an inexplicable discovery. Back in London, his claims are ridiculed throughout the professional community. Reluctantly, he recounts to Journalist Edward Malone, "Curupuri is the spirit of the woods, something terrible, something malevolent, something to be avoided. None can describe its shape or nature, but it is a word of terror along the Amazon. Something terrible lay that way. It was my business to find out what it was."
I just finished this book and enjoyed it very very much. Often there is a section or sections of a book that slow down to a dullness that this one never did. Given the intriguing story line and the great differences between each of the main 4 characters (that the author very well defined), I often found myself in my driveway not wanting to turn off the car (I listen on commutes between home and work). In addition, it was extremely well read by the speakers. Outstanding.
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