The Lost City of the Monkey God

A True Story
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD20619
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478988229
Narrator/s: Bill Mumy
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A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century

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Author(s): Douglas Preston
Genre: History
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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eAudio
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Author(s): Douglas Preston
Narrator(s): Bill Mumy
Genre: History
Product Number Z100105697
Released: Jan 03, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478968634
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Author(s): Douglas Preston
Genre: History
Product Number EB00670403
Released: Jan 03, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781455540150

Professional reviews

"What could be more tantalizing to archaeologists, scientists, and adventurers than rumors of a fabled White City, the Lost City of the Monkey God, somewhere deep in the jungles of Honduras? Narrator Bill Mumy gives voice to bestselling author Douglas Preston's true-life chronicle of his expedition into one of the most dangerous, inhospitable places on the planet. Mumy keeps the listening intense as Preston details earlier, mostly failed, ventures to find Ciudad Blanca. However, when a cutting-edge technology that can map under the densest rainforest canopy revealed a sprawling metropolis, possibly a lost civilization, Preston and a group of scientist mounted another expedition. Mumy is animated delivering the team's treks through soaking downpours, thigh-high mud, and encounters with deadly venom-spitting vipers and flesh-eating parasites. Exciting listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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