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Publisher's Summary

The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest - a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing...and came out with both intact.

Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed-of perils, to follow the trail of his vanished father...toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost.

But the nightmare that is awaiting Nate and his team of scientists and seasoned U.S. Rangers dwarfs any danger they anticipated - an ancient, unspoken terror, a power beyond human imagining - that can forever alter the world.

©2002 Jim Czajkowski (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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awesome adventure

Another great book by Mr Rollins. I have listened to all of his books that audible offe s and this one twice.

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Good story but...

I really enjoyed the story but I feel there are so many narrators that could have done it more justice. Not that third one is bad but just not the strength of voice I'd prefer fit this type story.

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five star as always

love all of James rollins stuff he is a superb and catches your attention and keeps it

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Excellent Jungle Drama!

Really liked the story but there were pauses between sentences that were too long, and no pauses between chapters making it a little more difficult to follow. Overall excellent book!

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  • Victoria
  • Memphis, TN, United States
  • 05-28-15

Good, but my cup of tea.

This is a good story, well written and only slightly slow in the telling. The ending was excellent.

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Annoying Narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Fairly predictible

How did the narrator detract from the book?

There is a constant hissing. Don't know if it's in the production or his voice, but there is always this hiss

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably, it would be full of CGI

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  • kim
  • Tequesta, FL, United States
  • 08-10-14

page turner

If you could sum up Amazonia in three words, what would they be?

fantastic story and narration, could not put it down. I am now a James Rollins fan

What did you like best about this story?

blending of science and fiction

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

brings characters to life

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

yes

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delighful fruit of the forbidden tree

If you could sum up Amazonia in three words, what would they be?

exciting, interesting, unique

What did you like best about this story?

the idea of the symbiosis between the tree and the people

What about John Meagher’s performance did you like?

John brought the characters to life by inflection and cadence.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The sharing between the dying shaman and the new one.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the ending as well. God always finds a way regardless of what we think we have control of!

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  • Lawrence
  • PHOENIX, AZ, United States
  • 02-17-14

Just Okay

I made it through it but it was a challenge. I don't think I'd put anyone else through it.

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  • David
  • United States
  • 08-27-12

I enjoyed the whole book

If you could sum up Amazonia in three words, what would they be?

Hot, Sweaty Action

What did you like best about this story?

It was fast pace... different storylines that interconnected... but they were in different parts of the world

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

I felt the passion (the women's voices and children were a little weak) in his voice...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Hot, Sweaty Action

Any additional comments?

great book made even better by listening to it.