• In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond

  • In Search of the Sasquatch
  • By: John Zada
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On the central and north coast of British Columbia, the Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, containing more organic matter than any other terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. The area plays host to a wide range of species, from thousand-year-old western cedars to humpback whales to iconic white Spirit bears. According to local residents, another giant is said to live in these woods. For centuries, people have reported encounters with the Sasquatch - a species of hairy, bipedal man-apes said to inhabit the deepest recesses of this pristine wilderness. 

Driven by his own childhood obsession with the creatures, John Zada decides to seek out the diverse inhabitants of this rugged and far-flung coast, where nearly everyone has a story to tell, from a scientist who has dedicated his life to researching the Sasquatch to members of the area’s First Nations and a former grizzly-bear hunter-turned-nature tour guide. With each tale, Zada discovers that his search for the Sasquatch is a quest for something infinitely more complex, cutting across questions of human perception, scientific inquiry, indigenous traditions, the environment, and the power and desire of the human imagination to believe in - or reject - something largely unseen.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Absolutely well written and detailed. As much about sasquatch as there is about first nations people and their lives. So fulfilling that I wish there was a book 2 to go with it. Extremely well read. You are sucked in and even at the end you find you're saddened that it's over.

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Refreshing naritive with unbiased dialog. 👍👍

I enjoyed how the author revisited old stories and compared them to new encounters looking for discrepancies and similarities.

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A different perspective on Sasquatch

This is a well written, deeply descriptive journey into the great Pacific Northwest in search of the Sasquatch phenomenon. The perspective of modern day locals provides a realistic view of how they perceive the Sasquatch and paints a wholistic picture of their experiences, historical teachings and associated beliefs.

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captivating

Loved this book. You really can see through John's eyes the experiences he had while on the adventure of a lifetime. No spoilers just a great book.

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Excellent !

This book had me glued, beginning to end, easy one of my Top Ten Favorites, Auditory is perfect Tone and adds the Mysterious side, he knows how to put you right in moment, I’m going to say Top 5 Audible!
Historically and now day accounts of People’s fascination and belief that the imagination can only conjure, but the Shrill of those screams,
That would literally scare the lights out of you in the Woods Enjoy!

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Not a relatable book

From the start it seems the author is trying to let us know how many multi-syllabic words they know. So much so, that it is almost unbearable to listen to and is distracting from the content of the book. It was very hard to listen to. Too much of trying to impress with flowery phrases and over thought descriptors. It gave me a headache.

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Excellent book!

Beautiful descriptions- wonderfully written and wonderfully read. I highly recommend this book to anyone searching for information about indigenous populations and their experience with unexplained phenomena. Very interesting book!!

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Awful

The bigfoot/sasquatch was not found. This read was quite the letdown for the reason listed,

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  • LMC
  • 05-30-21

A travel book in the widest sense

SO enjoyed this book. one is following a physical journey into an unknown region and also a parallel exploration of reality and how humans perceive their own reality.

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  • Craigie
  • 05-12-21

Hugely Disappointing

Really struggled to finish this one.
Author more interested in fanciful descriptive than searching for Sasquatch evidence. In fact this books more a biased account of the Canadian First Nations than a serious attempt to either find evidence for or against the possibility of a North American bipedal creature.
The authors views come over as from the perspective of a privileged rich kid than a serious researcher.
I wouldn't recommend this book!