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Summary

Fred awoke to find that a snake was watching him and that there was an aeroplane in the trees. It was on fire. Being on fire was a quality it shared with much of the surrounding jungle.

After crashing hundreds of miles from civilisation in the Amazon rainforest, Fred, Con, Lila and Max are utterly alone and in grave danger. They have no food, no water and no chance of being rescued. But they are alive, and they have hope.

As they negotiate the wild jungle, they begin to find signs that something - someone - has been there before them. Could there possibly be a way out after all?

©2017 Katherine Rundell (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Shoko
  • LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 07-01-18

THE EXPLORER

This is the best audio book in the world 🌎! Definitely hear it. It gives you so much vocabulary and is so interesting!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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What a wonderful book

This beautifully written book engaged both adults and children on a long journey. Adventure and excitement and superbly narrated.
Highly recommend

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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It was an outstandingly good read!

It had all the things I wanted it to have. I strongly recommend it . You should read this book.
from Ranulph aged 10.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic story!

Bought for our 6 year old daughter but we all got hooked. I can highly recommend this adventurer story - wonderful for a long car journey.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • K
  • 04-05-18

great book for girls or boys

my daughter 8y loves it as her bed time story to listen to
I would suggest best for kids between 6-10 years old

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Wonderful story and brilliantly executed by the narrator

What did you like best about this story?

The author has captured the emotional ebbs and flows of the children so well, very plausible for the ages they are. Great sense of adventure, and the relationship with the Explorer is so heart warming.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

As the Explorer rescued the children as one of their number needed particular help (don't want to spoil!).

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

We listen on the school run, in stages, which we prefer. I don't think all in one sitting is a good idea. We were excited to listen to the next instalment on each journey.

Any additional comments?

I think this is a wonderful read for adults too. My son caught me weeping at the end bit, so engaged was I!! The narration, and characterisations he produced, were superb. My son now want a hard copy of the book too, he loved it so much.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Family listening- totally top!

Very funny. Loved Max! Fantastic journey through the Amazon with inspiration fromJourney to the River Sea., another family favourite.
Thought it better than Rooftoppers, which we also enjoyed.
Characters well developed and totally gripped by them throughout.

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Sublime, entrancing, & beautiful.

This was meant to be for my 8 year old son, but it was so incredible I have listened to it on my headphones myself. The story is a beautifully written tail of four children who crash land in the Amazon. It's about their survival and they're eventual escape. The narrator is ... I can't really describe how well he tells the tail. He is able to carve out clear voices for each of the characters without it being over the top.

This is now one of my most memorable and favourite story/ audio book of all time. I loved it. I have started reading Katherine's The Wolf Wilder on the strength of this story, and it is incredibly promising. I am grateful that I have discovered such a profoundly talented storyteller. Thank you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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An excellent story

A gripping story with humour and emotion. The characters are well- balanced and the production was superbly read. Bravo!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Brill

So good i love it so much i listened to it all the time . brill

5 of 6 people found this review helpful