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Jungle

A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

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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Fantastic book

Brilliant audiobook. I listened to it all within a few days whenever I got the chance. The narrator does a great job and is a pleasure to listen to, the book is really engaging and keeps you hooked until the end. One of the best audiobooks I have listened to and I have listened to a lot.

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Touching the Void in the Jungle

Well written and well read. Vivid and believable, although hard to imagine he could remember everything in such detail. I expect to have nightmares.

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fascinating book, well read, incredible to the end

I smashed through it as desperate to know what happened next. loved it. incredible story of survival.

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Narration spoiled it for me.

I listened to this on the back of Endurance & Unbroken. Probably a mistake as I don’t think either of those books can be beaten. The story for this took a while to get into and even then I wasn’t moved or gripped like previous books. For me, the narration didn’t suit the story at all. It felt far too amateur dramatic and a little whimpery with the characters. With a different narrator I’m sure I’d have been more involved with the actual story instead of wincing a bit at the voices.

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Great book.

well read great true life account of man's willingness to survive. Inspiring for every one

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Incredible story, well told.

Kept thinking about it and couldn't stop listening to see what happened. Great visual description. The last few chapters were a bit dull but overall I'd recommend it.

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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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Unbelievable story

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

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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.

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Long and mildly entertaining.

Struggled to finish it but not bad. OK narrative. Story exciting in places but not gripping.