The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story – Douglas Preston


    The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story – Douglas Preston, read by Bill Mumy, Hachette audio, (9781478968627), 2017

Format: cd audiobook

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? Preston breaks away from writing crime/mystery novels to join an expedition searching for a lost city in Honduras, a city hidden in primeval rain forests and populated by poisonous snakes and insects. He thoroughly explains the historical background of the quest and previous efforts made to find the city. The story is riveting, captivating and fascinating. Preston, along with a crew consisting of a documentary filmmaker, photographers, ex-military personnel and jungle experts make their way to the fabled city. Reader Bill Mumy, exhibits all the fear and mystery with mastery.

Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing.

To whom would you recommend this book? You might recommend this one to those who liked Preston’s previous non-fiction book, The Kraken Project.

Who should buy this book? Public and high school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Non-fiction audiobooks, 972.85

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? If you like TRUE mystery and adventure, then yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 4/9/2017

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