It was never going to be a stroll in the woods, but Yossi Ghinsberg claims There are some moments in Jungle, which opens the Melbourne. ‘Jungle’ tells the harrowing tale of survival in the Amazon by Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg. Once again, Yossi Ghinsberg was staring into the face of death during 20 days lost alone in the Amazon jungle, a nightmare being told in a new.
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Face-to-face with a jaguar, Yossi Ghinsberg is not merely deep in the jungle, he’s in deep trouble. Four backpackers set out for the heart of the Amazon Marcus, the frail Swiss mystic; Karl, the shifty Austrian geologist with a shady past; Kevin, the well-intentioned American photographer; and Yossi, the Israeli dreamer and eager reporter.
But what begins as a dream adve Face-to-face with a jaguar, Yossi Ghinsberg is not merely deep in the jungle, he’s in deep trouble. But what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth the four backpackers split up. Of the four who set out, only two will come back. Heart of the Amazon is the yoasi true story of Yossi’s triumph over the most adverse and frightening of circumstances.
This is a tale of survival and human fortitude against the wildest backdrop on the planet. It has been published in several countries under different names, including Heart of the Amazon: Hardcoverpages. Published September 1st by Boomerang New Jungld first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Jungleplease sign up. Can someone edit the description of this book? Jessica Thank you for posting! I have corrected this.
Lists with This Book. Mar 21, Jessaka juungle it it was amazing Shelves: On the inside of the cover of the book I am reading there is written in ink: I think we could have co-authored this book!! Erik ” Would love to hear their story as well, so it is too bad that Erik didn’t write his last name in the book, because then I could try to find him on the internet and if I had found him, I would have let him know that I now have the book and so on.
I also would have loved to have taken a trip like this one when I was younger, that is, if I ghinzberg no On the inside of the cover of the book I am reading there is written in ink: I also would have loved to have taken a trip like this one when I was younger, that is, if I had not been such a chicken. Yet, my friend Julie and I had walked 10 kilometers into one of the jungles of Mexico when trying to get to the ruins of Bonanpak, just 30 miles from the Guatemalan border.
We spent the night there and were thankful to have gotten out alive. What Yossi went through with his four friends was horrendous; it was frightening. I couldn’t put the book down although at times I had thought to do junge that. The first time was when he had said that they bought rifles in order to kill animals.
I thought, “Trophy hunting,” which I am against, but no, it was for survival. Then they brought a dog with them because someone suggested that it would be a great idea.
He would protect them from jaguars and boars. Perhaps, he would be fighting with an animal, and they could get away while ghinsherg was busy protecting himself or them. I don’t remember now how much I am reading into this “bring the dog” idea, but eventually the dog wore out, had to literally be dragged and then finally left.
This was the second time I wanted to quit reading this book, but I knew that they were going to be in some serious trouble up ahead, and so my curiosity got the best of me.
I picked up the book again, saw that I wasn’t half way through and thought, “This will take me another two weeks to read. Best true adventure jungle story I have ever read. Next, they killed two monkeys and a sloth for food, and I was feeling bad again, that being another time I wanted to quit the book, but then I settled down into the book.
Then their party got split up, the rains came, then the fire ants, flesh eating termites, jaguars, boars, bot fhinsberg larvae deposited under Yossi’s skin by a mosquito, painful, peeling fungus on their feet and legs that made it hard for some of them to walk, and then Yossi, and his friend took a very dangerous raft trip.
My friend Julie and I had experienced the rain, the junvle of a wild boar, and the low rumbles of a jaguar following ghonsberg. Julie had contacted malaria, while I came home with bot jumgle larvae in my scalp, and all this after only 24 hours in the jungle. She and I both ended up in the hospital, and later I found that I had warts on the bottom of my feet.
Fire ants, I have experienced, but only in America. I am really surprised that Yossi came home alive, really surprised. Not everyone on this trip survived because this jungle trip had many mishaps and dangerous moments. I believed every word of it. It was easy to believe after my own trip. A large rock jutted out from the shore, and the water pounding against it formed a treacherous whirlpool.
The current carried us into its center. We tried for two hours to get out of it without success. Finally seeing no other way, Kevin swam to shore, climbed onto the rock, and tried to use the rope that was tied to the front of hhinsberg raft to pull it out of the whirlpool.
Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival by Yossi Ghinsberg
Twice he slipped, fell into the water, and was swept away by the current, but quickly recovered. On his third try the rope broke off in his hands, and he fell once again into the water, but this time he didn’t return so quickly. I was left whirling with the raft, fear churning in my stomach. What if Kevin had drowned? What would become of me? I sat on the raft, craning my neck, trying desperately to catch a glimpse of him.
When I saw his his star hat carried downstream, I froze.
View all 9 comments. Very good book by Yossi about the 3 weeks he spent lost, and alone, in an uncharted section of yossu Amazon jungle in Bolivia.
Jossi tale begins in Peru, where he meets the other men, and they decide to go into the Amazon. The first half of the book relates their journey together.
The last half of the book is about Yossi’s ordeal all alone, and his eventual rescue. It definitely held my interest. What a harrowing experience that must have been!
Dec 28, jumgle He’s lucky to have lived. The book opens with Yossi Ghinsberg ‘s ‘Acknowledgements’: Junble didn’t auger well. Yossi Ghinsberg ‘s writing style is pretty basic.
I wonder if this is a translation – which might explain his style. These include, Touching the Void: Tragic Ambitions on Everestand Into the Wild.
For the first two thirds of this book I concluded that ‘ Lost in the Jungle ‘ was not up to the same standard, however I was gripped by the last third of the book and he certainly has an extraordinary tale to tell.
At the end of the book he also touches on how his near death experience shaped the rest of his life and I was impressed by what he has gone on to achieve. It’s worth jngle and I feel Yossi’s tale will stay with me. That said if you’ve yet to read Ghisberg The Void or Into Thin Air, then I would suggest reading those first as I think they’re both more accomplished and interesting books that explore similar themes.
Someone told me this is being made into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe. What a strange and wonderful world View all 8 comments.
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As far as the storyline goes, it is incredible, amazing, and a total 5 star entertainment keeping you on the edge of your seat until you finish the book. Then, if you think that it is actually a true story, and that these people get into all that trouble because of their absolute stupidity and unawareness of what might be happening to them, you ask yourself “why should i give this book 5 stars”?
They are idiots who are convinced that going through the jungle is no different than walking through As far as the junge goes, it is incredible, amazing, and a total 5 star entertainment keeping you on the edge of your seat until you finish the book.
They are idiots junglf are convinced that going through the jungle is no different than walking through oyssi park down the block And so just about all that could go wrong goes wrong View all 24 comments. Jan 23, Crystal Durnan rated it liked it. I read the book “Lost in the Jungle”, though when I search for that in goodreads this is what comes up. Same author, so I am assuming it’s the same book hopefully better edited than the.
I put it down for several days, with no intention of picking it back up. Three of the four men that this book is about are very unlikable; they are arrogant, brash and had zero respect for the jungle or its inhabitants. They mistrea I read the book “Lost in the Jungle”, though when I search for that in goodreads this is what comes up.