When The Jaguar Sleeps: A jungle adventure

When The Jaguar Sleeps: A jungle adventure

by J. A. Kalis


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ISBN-13: 9781519654120
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/04/2015
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 1,073,106
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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When The Jaguar Sleeps: A jungle adventure 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Edyee More than 1 year ago
A vary interesting read, enjoyed all the detail's regarding the history and jungle lore. The author writes with a lot of detail that I like, the story line is a little slow, but still a enjoyable read and I would recommend.
gandyd66 More than 1 year ago
I love this genre, and J. A. Kalis has done a very good job with this one. This is a wild, exciting ride. A small, private aircraft crashes in the South American jungle and two passengers survive. The fight to return to civilization proves deadly for one, leaving Didier, a Frenchman, to try to cope with savage jungle, hostile natives, and murderous treasure-hunters on his own. I'm quite familiar with Latin America and the author either knows this part of the world from having been there or he has researched it well, for the settings, the little facts and background details about life there flesh out the story quite convincingly. You actually feel as though you're personally visiting the cities and jungles of Ecuador; and the primitive natives, as well as the ruthless characters plundering the ancient Indian ruins of their precious artifacts come across as real people. The story is very fast paced, and having gripped you doesn't let go. At times, I felt like I was watching an Indiana Jones adventure movie. An excellent piece of work by J.A. Kalis. I look forward to this author's next book.
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite When the Jaguar Sleeps: A Jungle Adventure is an exciting story by J.A. Kalis. Didier and Florent are the only survivors of a plane crash in a remote section of the Amazon jungle known for its hostile tribes. After giving up hope of being rescued, the injured men, frustrated by the sweltering heat, venture into the mosquito-infested jungle, looking for villagers to assist them. They come across a few murdered Indians and a gold artefact that Florent takes. The men eventually find shelter in an ancient Inca ruin rumoured to contain Emperor Atahualpa’s treasure, interrupting the digging of a gang of ruthless looters. Didier and Florent manage to flee from the men chasing them, but they run into hostile Indians, who dislike outsiders, and are captured. When the Jaguar Sleeps is an engaging book by J.A. Kalis. He wrote an exciting treasure-hunting tale that I enjoyed immensely. The main characters, Didier and Florent, are interesting and very different in personality. Didier is more levelheaded and has survival skills while Florent constantly complains and makes rash decisions. The other characters are also convincing. I like the general pace of the story, which has terrific action in a nice jungle setting, and surprising twists in other settings with good visuals. When the Jaguar Sleeps: A Jungle Adventure is realistic and very well developed by the author, and it has a great beginning. The appealing cover illustration represents the story nicely as well. This book comes highly recommended.
Kim_connor More than 1 year ago
I actually read this novel like I was watching a movie. Funny but the book's actions and scenes are vividly graphical. Even after reading the book, its pictures fill your mind and imaginations. I love the fast paced nature of this bestseller. Very gluing if you start it. You just can't stop till there are no more pages to turn into. The adventure was the most fun part. The author portrays it so vividly that you feel you're part of the group. I have read adventure novels before, I am a huge fan of good adventure stories, yet I must say this is different and in its own category. The conclusion will make you want more sequels from the author (I am waiting on the author for more). If you love good adventure then today is your lucky day...