Walking the Amazon - Ed Stafford

Walking the Amazon

By Ed Stafford

  • Release Date: 2012-08-28
  • Genre: Specialty Travel
Walking the Amazon book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 43 Ratings)

Walking the Amazon Ed Stafford Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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  • Unbelievable

    1
    By Survivalist chick
    This should have been named "A narcissistic moron manages to survive a lame expedition against all odds". He then gives no credit to many of the people who helped him, failed to appreciate the very jungle he claims to love, has no understanding (and no apparent interest in) the local people and how they manage to survive in these remote communities. Still, go ahead and read it because it really is unbelievable how self-absorbed this guy is.
  • Most excellent adventure!

    5
    By Jeff Baurick
    Written with the brutal honesty of today's adventure novels. Unbelievable perseverance and stamina. If you want sugar coated and half truths read Anapurna. I'll take this any day!
  • Disappointing

    1
    By Eddie Merckx
    This is an incredibly lame book. It had potential, but turns out to concentrate more than anything on the author. He belittles and berates the people who tried to put up with him as traveling partners, and lays the blame on them for their leaving the adventure, which was really just the author's obsession. The author attempts to justify his obsession by saying that it was for the good of the rainforest and the indigenous people, but I'm at a loss to recognize how he and his trip benefited anything other than the author. I kept reading, hoping for something more, but it left me completely flat. A waste of time and money (the book, I mean; draw your own conclusions on the author's walk).

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