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Julia R. Christenson

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  • The Golden Spruce

  • A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
  • By: John Vaillant
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island, they reignite a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest. Five months earlier, logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin had plunged naked into a river in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, towing a chainsaw. When his night's work was done, a unique Sitka spruce, 165 feet tall and covered with luminous golden needles, teetered on its stump. Two days later it fell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating history

  • By West Seattle Bookworm on 08-17-17

excellent story, narrated beautifully

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-17

This is an amazing historical piece of work. If you love the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest this is a must-read.

  • The Lost City of the Monkey God

  • A True Story
  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Bill Mumy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,485
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,155

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danger and Discovery in the Jungle

  • By Jim N on 01-08-17

Great book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

an exciting and fun story. A truly historical moment in our time. where it will take us as humans, time will tell

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