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With foreword by Daniel Radcliffe.

I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net...and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar.

Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to find a hidden tribe and explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle.

The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. But when a terrible rafting accident separates them, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone in one of the most unpredictable environments on the planet.

Stranded without a knife, map or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his skin begins to rot from his feet during raging storms and he loses all sense of direction, he wonders if he will make it back alive. It's a story of friendship and of the teachings of the forest, and a terrifying true account that you won't be able to put down.

©2008 Yossi Ghinsberg (P)2016 Audible Studios

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  • dawn
  • 09-30-17

Gripping after the accident happens

It took me a while to get into this book, at first I found it hard to remember who everyone was and where they were. Once they were in the jungle and the accident happens, I was hooked. Amazing true story.

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  • 07-22-17

Just like the real thing

Excellent true story. Having been to the same area and stayed in the jungle I can testify that many of the difficulties Ghinsberg faced are so excellently described. An addictive story that will leave you wanting more.

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  • 06-06-17

Unbelievable story

Fantastic detail of an amazing adventure. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Good read.

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  • MR C K GRAHAM
  • 01-16-17

loved it.

ok so it's starts out a bit 'backpackerish' with predictable anecdotes. With patience you get to the main story, where things really start to go Pete Tong for Yossi. I listened to this everyday without fail because I was so engrossed. I'm a bit of a pessimist, but even if there was some exaggerated parts, I don't care, the story was so good.

Not only is Yossi a good character, but his companions all have their own strong personalities. I look forward to watching the movie.