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Into the Jungle: A Novel

Into the Jungle: A Novel

Написано Erica Ferencik

Озвучено Jayme Mattler


Into the Jungle: A Novel

Написано Erica Ferencik

Озвучено Jayme Mattler

оценки:
4/5 (18 оценки)
Длина:
11 hours
Издатель:
Издано:
May 28, 2019
ISBN:
9781508267843
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the “haunting, twisting thrill-ride” (Megan Miranda, New York Times best-selling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the jungle of Bolivia, but her excursion abroad quickly turns into a fight for her life.

Nineteen-year-old Lily Bushwold thought she’d found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was on it.

When the gig falls through and Lily stays in Bolivia, she finds bonding with other broke, rudderless girls at the local youth hostel isn’t the life she wants, either. Hustling and world-weary already, crazy love finds her in the form she least expects: Omar, a savvy, handsome local man who’d abandoned his life as a hunter in Ayachero — a remote jungle village — to try his hand at city life.

When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city or travel to the last in a string of ever-more-isolated river towns in the jungles of Bolivia. Thirty-foot anaconda? Puppy-sized spiders? Vengeful shamans with unspeakable powers? Love-struck Lily is oblivious. She follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries, and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle — its wonders as well as its terrors — using only her wits and resilience.

Primal, gripping, and terrifying, Into the Jungle features Erica Ferencik’s signature “visceral, white-knuckle” (Entertainment Weekly) prose that will sink its fangs into you and not let go.

Издатель:
Издано:
May 28, 2019
ISBN:
9781508267843
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе

Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on NPR. Find out more on her website EricaFerencik.com and follow her on Twitter @EricaFerencik. She is the author of The River at Night, Into the Jungle, and Girl in Ice.


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  • (4/5)
    Erica Ferencik of The River at Night fame returns with a seductive, pulse-pounding tale of a vagabond American teenager following the man she loves into the depths of the Bolivian jungle.

    Nineteen year old Lily Bushwold has found herself in Bolivia, South America, after leaving behind a gritty, unstable existence in America. Her life in Bolivia heads in an unexpected direction when she falls passionately in love with Omar, who has also left a life behind - one as a hunter in Ayachero, an isolated river village deep in the Bolivian jungle. Lily finds herself swept up in her romance with Omar, and when he is called back home after his nephew is attacked and dragged away by a jaguar, Lily follows the love of her life blindly into the jungle. Despite Omar's warnings, nothing could prepare Lily for what awaits her in the deadly and dangerous Amazon.

    Into the Jungle is a riveting, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping tale of survival. Ferencik envelops readers in the depths and darkness of the Bolivian jungle, exposing them to the terrors and turmoil of living on the edge. Don't be surprised if you find yourself pulled into the Amazon alongside Lily, desperate to find a way off of the path you so blindly walked down, but also unable to turn away. Into the Jungle is abrasive and biting, and does not hold back as it throws one nightmare after another at Lily, from vengeful tribesmen, to monstrous animals, to just plain survival in its barest form.

    Aside from the exciting survival elements, I personally enjoyed learning how Lily grows and adapts after she is literally dropped in the middle of the jungle. Her interactions with the Ayachero villagers, especially the women, who don't take kindly to outsiders, was fascinating, and I loved discovering how Lily molded herself to fit into their community - another form of survival of sorts. Furthermore, Ferencik had me considering what I would do in Lily's shoes and wondering if I would ever be so foolish as to traipse into the jungle without a backward glance, nor any set of useful survival skills or knowledge. After reading Into the Jungle, I can resolutely say the answer to that question is NO!

    Anyone who loves a good tale of adventure and survival will enjoy the savage, menacing Into the Jungle.
  • (5/5)
    Interesting audio book with a good reader. The characters are believable. Now I want to do some research on Bolivia.
  • (4/5)
    Into The Jungle is a story of Lily, a nineteen-year-old girl that has lived her life in foster care and longs to be loved and accepted. She travels to South America and although she is struggling there, she meets Omar and falls in love with him. When he is called back to his village in the jungle, she decides to follow him. Lily believes her life on the streets of Boston had prepared her for a life in the jungle. Instead she learns what it is like to really have to survive.A well-researched and developed story that I found engrossing. I’m not sure what I expected but this is a story of survival and love and so much more.
  • (3/5)
    This was a well written and descriptive book but the story just didn't click for me. Lily was not your typical American teenager and it almost seemed like she faced her challenges in the jungle a little too easily. I won an ARC of this book from Goodreads.
  • (2/5)
    An action movie calibrated to be inoffensive to everyone, and with details to appeal to every demographic. If you love Hollywood blockbusters, check this novel out. Unfortunately, the writing is very uneven, some good and some jarringly bad. The narrator is hateful.