October 12, 2017

RockStar Book Tours : Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg

Published Date : October 17, 2017
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing
Genre : Non-Fiction / Travel / Memoir
Rating : 4 Star


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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.


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!

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About The Author

Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli adventurer, author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and motivational speaker based in Australia.
Ghinsberg is most known for his survival story of when he was stranded in an uncharted part of the Bolivian Amazon jungle for three weeks in 1981.
Yossi's book 'Jungle,' is published in over 20 languages and distributed worldwide with millions of copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN and may others.
The book's adaptation was one of the core episodes for a Discovery Channel acclaimed series "I shouldn’t Be Alive". And in April 2017 a motion picture based on 'Jungle' premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi.

Giveaway Details

3 winners will receive a finished copy of the JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition, US Only.

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Tour Schedule

Week One

10/9/2017 : YA Books Central - Interview
10/10/2017 : A Dream Within A Dream - Review
10/11/2017 : Rainy Day Reviews - Excerpt
10/12/2017 : Texan Girl Reads - Review
10/13/2017 : Margie's Must Reads - Excerpt

Week Two

10/16/2017 : Simply Daniel Radcliffe - Review
10/17/2017 : BookHounds YA - Guest Post
10/18/2017 : Wonder Struck - Review
10/19/2017 : YA and Wine - Interview
10/20/2017 : A Gingerly Review - Review

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