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  • An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
  • By: Paul Rosolie
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Mother of God

By: Paul Rosolie
Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
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For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie’s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon - a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it.

In the Madre de Dios - Mother of God - region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow, the Andean Mountain cloud forests fall into lowland Amazon Rainforest, creating the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet. In January 2006, when he was just a restless eighteen-year-old hungry for adventure, Paul Rosolie embarked on a journey to the west Amazon that would transform his life.

Venturing alone into some of the most inaccessible reaches of the jungle, he encountered giant snakes, floating forests, isolated tribes untouched by outsiders, prowling jaguars, orphaned baby anteaters, poachers in the black market trade in endangered species, and much more. Yet today, the primordial forests of the Madre de Dios are in danger from developers, oil giants, and gold miners eager to exploit its natural resources.

In Mother of God, this explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of this wildest place on earth. When he began delving deeper in his search for the secret Eden, spending extended periods in isolated solitude, he found things he never imagined could exist. “Alone and miniscule against a titanic landscape I have seen the depths of the Amazon, the guts of the jungle where no men go, Rosolie writes. “But as the legendary explorer Percy Fawcett warned, ‘the few remaining unknown places of the world exact a price for their secrets.’”

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Paul Rosolie (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Could not stop listening

Amazing true story I shall follow further and review on maps. Wonderful work by a man possessed.

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awesome

what an adventure and what an amazing human Paul is. I hope he continues to raise awareness for the protection of the Amazon

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Wish Paul Read It Himself

The story is great and I love hearing about the experiences but the narrator is a bit too boring in his retelling - when I heard Rosolie on Rogan he’s so much more engaging than the narrator.

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wonderful book displaying true nature

I have been obsessed with conservation since I was a small child watching discovery and animal planet almost exclusively aching to learn more about the natural world around me. From Steve Irwin my childhood hero (as i grew up in florida i was around gators and snakes galore) or Jane Goodall and her studies on chimps and their social structures teaching me that all animals have a unique structure to their lives, Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement showing me that humans are capable of making impactful and wonderful improvementsnot just destructive ones, and many amazing people were so inspiring as a small child to learn about. And though
I knew Pauls story from my teenage years listening to this book now as an adult gave me that same inspiring feeling to preserve and connect to the world around me. A truly wonderful and fantastic book.

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An incredibly captivating & enlightening story

I have listened to this book multiple times & I will never tire of hearing it!

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Captivating and inspiring.

The intense details and recollection of the events and experiences of Paul Rosolie are consuming, as you feel the thrill of his adventure and suspense of the unimaginable. I loved every detail in this recount, and admire his character and courage to chase his passion and make a difference in this world. Well written, and inspirational.

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Like going on an Indiana Jones style expedition!

The Amazon forest and riversystem are close to my heart, I know what a wealth of wisdom lies there. I got this book to remind me of its greatness, why it matters - and to revisit it in an ecological way - through Rosolie's great travelogue. It perfectly appeased my adventurer and awakened my social justice warrior's heart.

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Have listened 3 times now

Just a fantastic book, so well written, magnificent narration. Takes you on a journey of emotions, leaves you feeling you now know some deeper truths and are somehow wiser for having absorbed this book.
I would love to sit down with Paul Rosolie with a bottle and a pack of cigarettes and just listen.

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Amazing

An amazing story and well presented. The only thing I wish was that he did the narration as well.

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Astonishing!!

Loved every minute of this audiobook. Paul is an absolute legend, wish there were more people like him in this world.

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