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  • The Lost City of Z

  • A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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By: David Grann
Narrated by: Mark Deakins
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The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World

Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace.

For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration.

©2009 David Grann (P)2009 Random House Inc.

Critic Reviews

‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure.’ John Grisham

‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration.’ Sunday Times

‘Marvellous... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones.’ Daily Telegraph

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Story of a madman and it's logical conclusion.

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Percy Fawcett was an accomplished outdoorsman and explorer that ultimately went mad searching for something that never existed. His delusions were reinforced by predatory "psychic mediums", and he died at the hands of murderous Indians.

He left his wife a destitute widow to follow into his madness out of desperation and false hope.

Many others after also fell for the nonsense and went off to get themselves killed too.

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slow to begin with but ended well

I had to speed up the narration, or else I kept losing track of the story line

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