Lost in the Amazon: The True Story of Five Men and their Desperate Battle for Survival

Lost in the Amazon: The True Story of Five Men and their Desperate Battle for Survival

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by Stephen Kirkpatrick, Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick
     
 

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In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men.

Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the

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In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men.

Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle. What began as a career-making photo expedition quickly turned into a desperate struggle for survival.

The five men battle poisonous reptiles, hungry bugs, torrential rains, brutal heat, and an unforgiving landscape in an attempt to find their way back to civilization. They soon learn that survival is not only a physical, but a mental and spiritual challenge as well.

Lost in the Amazon is a gripping, sometimes humorous, and ultimately inspirational story about the human drive to survive, and about clinging to faith in the worst circumstances imaginable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418516284
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
07/10/2005
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
332,701
File size:
1 MB

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Lost in the Amazon 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Bellen More than 1 year ago
Not only was the writing terrible,and the continuous religious references irritating, but, the story was so stupid, I can't believe it's even true. What kind of photographer wouldn't put their equipment in a dry bag while hikng in a RAINforest? The book goes on and on through countless ridiculous mishaps (no clean water to drink in a RAINforest?) to the point of utter stupidity. Anyone with any experience in the outdoors will find this book laughable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed with this book. To say it is poorly written is an understatement. Not an adventure but a hiking trip.
Superior_Shores More than 1 year ago
2 1/2 stars may be a little more appropriate. The author undoubtedly experienced a remarkable trip which he attempted to tell in his book. Unfortunately I never felt the pain. The story, while very remarkable, lacked the passion. The excerpts from his journal had more passion than the book itself. What a journey but was a little cold reading. I did like the way he mixed his faith into his adventure.
impaledscarecrow More than 1 year ago
This books really takes you into the authors life and vividly takes you to what he experienced himself. I highly recommend. Another plus is a section of his own photography. Rating: A
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this book addressed the excruciating journey into the Amazon, which I enjoyed, it also focused WAY too much on the religious beliefs and prayers of the author which really turned me off. I believe that a subtopic tag for this book should also include Christian literature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who thinks God is talking to him, and guiding his every move, is delusional. This story is mostly about luck, good and bad. Despite the author being a little whacked, it's an entertaining read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A well-told tale of a photographic trek into unknown parts of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. If anything could go wrong it did, and yet....Kirkpatrick learns what God means when He says to trust only in Him. Guides Ashuco and Esteban remind us that nobility of character is found in every corner of this earth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best adventure stories I've read in a long time. The writing is so clear, I could feel the hot, humid air on my skin, and hear the insects buzzing and the birds squawking all around me. The occasional humorous passages provide momentary relief from the vivid descriptions of exhaustion, hunger and fear these men faced each day of their journey. This is definitely a book you won't want to put down until you've read every page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. It's a page turner and very well written. I read it in two days. It has an adventureous theme with an oustanding end and takes you into the scene as if you were watching it in the movies. I think this book should be made into a movie. It certainly has all the right pieces to become one. It's one heck of a story and I highly recommend it to anyone. I would rate this story 10 stars if I could.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the pacing and drama of a well-crafted novel, enough life and death encounters for a murder mystery, and blood, sweat and tears enough for any action-loving cliff-hanger, this book combines a fascinating story with brilliant writing. Nature lovers will be caught up in the intimate details of the Amazon rainforest ¿ especially as they can be shared vicariously without the sweat, the bug-bites and the snakes. Adventure lovers will find their appetite deeply satisfied. And those unwilling to simply read about an adventure, but wishing to actually experience it, will find a very sober warning before they launch themselves into the great wilderness of the Amazon basin. The author¿s faith in God starts out like so many people in the North American Church ¿ firm but little tested ¿ almost a security blanket. The growth of that faith, repeatedly stretched to its absolute limits ¿ is a key element of this story. The skepticism of other members of the team comes through with clarity and blunt honesty, actually enhancing the writing. Altogether a wonderful and rewarding read. It left me hungering for more as well as searching for the earlier book, Romancing The Rain, which is unfortunately out of print at this time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved reading this book. I had a very hard time putting it down and read it in a very short time. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and the ending says it all. I highly recommend this book. If you want a great journey without actually going there, this is the book for you.