The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

[a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon]

Audiobook CD - 2009 | Unabridged.
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Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739376980
Branch Call Number: CD 918.1104 GRA478
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Deakins, Mark


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In 1925. Percy Fawcett went into the Amazon jungle to find the “lost city of Z’ ad never came out again. A true adventure story as exciting as any adventure novel. The narrator of the CD audiobook, Mark Deakins keeps the action moving right along. Also available as a print book and ebook.

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May 15, 2013

Once again, I'm reminded that I am a city gal through and through, and that I prefer armchair travel. This book reminded me of Candice Millard's "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey," and Roosevelt's trip was mentioned in this book. It was interesting to read about the explorers competing for Royal Geographic Society dollars and prestige (and poor James Murray, who was great at polar exploring, but completely terrible in the Amazon), and the ways that Fawcett reasoned about Z and sought to conceal his route so that his better-equipped rival wouldn't find it first. However, the part I enjoyed most was the modern archeological explanation of Z. The narrator's voice was a bit monotonous at times, but he was pretty good overall.

VanessaCCL Oct 08, 2012

"In 1925, famed British explorer Percy Fawcett voyaged up the Amazon in search of a city he called "Z" and others call El Dorado. Although Fawcett was a seasoned adventurer, he and his two companions (including his 21-year-old son, Jack) were never seen again. Decades later, journalist David Grann learned about the headline-making disappearance and joined the ranks of those who've attempted to learn what happened to Fawcett - several of whom have lost their lives in the process. An account of Grann's modern-day foray into the jungle is interwoven with details about Fawcett's adventures, which are based on the explorer's diaries, letters, and other accounts. Featuring blow-darts, giant snakes, and hostile locals, this gripping narrative reads "with all the pace and excitement of a movie thriller" (The New York Times)." Next Reads Armchair Travel October 2012 Newsletter


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