Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff audiobook

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

By Mitchell Zuckoff
Read by Mitchell Zuckoff

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780061988356
8.54 Hours Unabridged
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“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic   Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Nonfiction

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May 2011

An 2011 Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Nonfiction

Selected for the 2011 Salon Magazine Best Book Award for Nonfiction

An Amazon Best Books of the Year: Top 10 Editors' Pick for 2011

Selected for the May 2011 Indie Next List

A 2011 Seattle Times Best Book for Nonfiction

“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic
 
Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A lost world, a man-eating tribesman, lush and impenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers...What an utterly compelling and deeply satisfying read!” Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author
Lost in Shangri-La is a riveting work of narrative history and a thrilling journey to the beginning of time. Mitchell Zuckoff embarks on an amazing journey of his own, climbing mountains and braving jungles, to resurrect witnesses and discover remnants of the downed plane. Along the way, he discovers not only the truth about the crash and its aftermath but also deeper truths about how modern and prehistoric people view the world, each other, and themselves.” James L. Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt
Lost in Shangri-La delivers a feast of failures—of planning, of technology, of communication—that are resolved in a truly incredible adventure…Even at the level of exposition, the book is breathless.” New York Times Book Review
“[A] gripplingly cinematic account...[with] a remarkable cast of characters.” Entertainment Weekly
“Mitchell Zuckoff has uncovered, and vividly reconstructed, such an astonishing tale.” Washington Post
“This is an absorbing adventure right out of the Saturday-morning serials...Lost in Shangri-La deserves a spot on the shelf of Greatest Generation nonfiction. It puts the reader smack into the jungle.”  Cleveland Plain Dealer
“In this well-crafted book, Zuckoff turns the long-forgotten episode into an unusually exciting narrative...Polished, fast-paced, and immensely readable—ready for the big screen.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Zuckoff transforms impressive research into a deft narrative that brings the saga of the survivors to life. His access to journal accounts, letters, photos, military records, and interviews with the eyewitnesses allows for an almost hour-by-hour account of the crash and rescue, along with vivid portraits of his main subjects...In our contemporary world of eco-tourism and rain-forest destruction, Zuckoff’s book gives a window on a more romantic, and naïve, era.”   Publishers Weekly
“Ably read by Mitchell Zuckoff, the book chronicles three military personnel who survived a plane crash near the end of the war, only to find themselves stranded without a method of communicating in a jungle known for cannibals. The story of their rescue is gripping, and Zuckoff’s narration is adept. He delivers the story with confidence.” AudioFile
“What makes Zuckoff’s story an essential read is the interaction between the survivors and the indigenous tribe they encounter after crashing...This excellent book will be enjoyed by anyone who loves true adventure stories of disaster and rescue.” Library Journal
“A mesmerizing narrative...Energetic and empathetic, Zuckoff delivers a page-turner for WWII readers.” Booklist

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English