If you want an exciting read, this is the book! However, get the BOOK, not this audio reading. After reading the book and wanting it for my collection, I accidentally ordered the audio version. Figuring it might be interesting to listen to in the car, I opened it. Bad move. The narrator feels he has a talent for voices and dialects he should not attempt. One of the key figures, 'Darcy', sounds like a flamboyant gay decorator, instead of the New Englander that he is supposed to be. I find myself getting more irritated at the butchering of the voice effects and less able to concentrate on what is a very intense adventure and an excellent read for teens through adults.
Experience the Amazon Jan 27, 2008
This book chronicles the trip of 5 men through the this site. Though the trip was planned and charted, details like inaccurate hand-drawn maps drawn by people who had never been there, food left behind "because it was too heavy", boat accidents, money running out, and other surprises along the way changed the trip entirely. The trip that was intended as a photographic expedition turned into a spiritual excursion. The adventure carries you along though the book.
Hick in the Amazon Aug 14, 2007
Just imagine the martial-arts blowhard from Napoleon Dynamite boring everybody to death with the story of how God saved him from having to walk in the rain for a few days. That's this book. The author manages to embody all the worst of hick America; he's weepy, bombastic, swaggering, ignorant and self-important all at once. It's something of a feat, I suppose, but one hardly deserving praise. If you want to see how much better the Brits do this sort of thing, read Benedict Allen's book Through Jaguar Eyes, a funny, understated and literate account of a much braver journey through the same part of the world.
If Only He Actually Became Lost Jul 14, 2007
As I read the book I continued to wish that the author had been eaten by a jaguar or left on the tree. DON'T believe the title. I'm guessing the author could become lost in the local Wal-Mart if he didn't have his guides. He never was lost in this "adventure".
Really, really bad Jun 10, 2007
If they have a worst book contest, this one will be a contender. Save your money.