Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams audiobook

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

By Mark Adams
Read by Andrew Garman

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664410619

  • ISBN: 9781664518445

Runtime: 10.16 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Washington Post Best Book

What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and "discovered" Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth-except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams' fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ebullient…Seamlessly joins three narrative threads…An engaging and sometimes hilarious book.”  New York Times Book Review
“[An] entirely delightful book.”  Washington Post
“Adams deftly weaves together Inca history, Bingham’s story and his own less heroic escapade…[A] wry, revealing romp through the Andes.” Wall Street Journal
“Adams deftly weaves together two story lines, each peopled with striking characters and astonishing landscapes…Overlaid on this extensively researched and entertaining historical framework is the author’s humorous recounting of his personal and physical transformation during the demanding trek…A funny, erudite retrospection offering more subtle and lasting rewards than the usual package tour.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Adams

Author Bio: Mark Adams

Mark Adams is the author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time. His writing has appeared in GQ, Outside, New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He lives near New York City with his wife and their three sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English