Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, 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 into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.
The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
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About the Author
Yossi Ghinsberg is a bestselling author, business motivational speaker, and a riveting storyteller, who has worked with such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Procter & Gamble, Fuji Xerox, Telstra, and Bayer. Ten years after almost losing his life in the Amazon, he returned to the site of his remarkable adventure and made it his home. Yossi was instrumental in the creation and construction of Chalalan, a model eco-tourism village that inspires the Amazon basin and the world to this day. He lives in Israel, Australia, and the United States.
Greg Mclean is an Australian film director, writer, and producer, whose works include Jungle , Wolf Creek and Rogue.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Meeting Marcus 19
Chapter 2 The Mochileros 26
Chapter 3 Karl and Kevin 38
Chapter 4 Canadian Pete 52
Chapter 5 Gold and Pigs 62
Chapter 6 Back to Asriamas 102
Chapter 7 Shooting White Water 129
Chapter 8 The Accident 163
Chapter 9 Alone 191
Chapter 10 'I'm on my way to San Jose' 216
Chapter 11 Rescue 260
Chapter 12 Kevin's Tale 278
Chapter 13 Going Home 297
A Note from the Author - Uncharted Domains 320
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A must read. An awesome story.
Well, it certainly kept me awake. I couldn't put it down. A true story beyond belief. I can't believe he survived but I'm very glad they both did. A really exciting adventure to say the least.
Jungle is the story of how four men walked into the Amazon Jungle and only two were able to come out alive or so we think. As the story starts, we are introduced to a young Israeli named Yossi who then joins up with three other men to go deep into the Amazon Jungle. You think what could go wrong since they are young, healthy men with a guide who seems to know where everything is but not all is what it seems for this group. It takes the four of them to split off to two teams for things to start getting bad and then, Yossi is left to fend for himself after a really bad rafting accident. With Yossi left with basically nothing to fend for himself deep within the Jungle, it takes a miracle for him to be found and it's then that he discovers that not everyone in the group is who they say they are in a stunning conclusion to this heart-racing adventure. Just reading this book alone will make your heart race for what is happening within the pages! This book will make you drop everything to finish reading it just to see if Yossi and the others make it out okay. I do have to admit that there were times that I just wanted to throw the book against the wall for what was happening with the guide that claimed that he knew everything. But for someone to make it without much of anything through the Jungle for nearly three weeks, is pretty amazing in my book. Doing what Yossi had to do in order to survive, I probably wouldn't make it as far as he did just for my fear of snakes! After reading this book, I so can't wait to watch the movie just to see everything play out on a big screen!! Thank You to Yossi Ghinsberg for sharing your story of your adventure in the Amazon Jungle! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from RockStar Book Tours!
How dare you gamers pick this book to defile. You couldnt last two minutes in this jungle before you would be extinguishing your fakey names and dealing with real terror. One of the best adventure books of all time. You dumbo gamers stop wasting your time and go get your face dirty trying to make a fire.