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Jungleland - A Mysterious Lost City, a Wwii Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure

Christopher S. Stewart

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Genres:

History

Description:

"I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed journalist Christopher S. Stewart wonders what he's gotten himself into. Stewart and Morde seek the same answer on their quests: the solution to the riddle of the whereabouts of Ciudad Blanca, buried somewhere deep in the rain forest on the Mosquito Coast. Imagining an immense and immaculate El Dorado-like city made entirely of gold, explorers as far back as the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés have tried to find the fabled White City. Others have gone looking for tall white cliffs and gigantic stone temples-no one found a trace. Legends, like the jungle, are dense and captivating. Many have sought their fortune or fame down the Río Patuca-from Christopher Columbus to present-day college professors-and many have died or disappeared. What begins as a passing interest slowly turns into an obsession as Stewart pieces together the whirlwind life and mysterious death of Morde, a man who had sailed around the world five times before he was thirty and claimed to have discovered what he called the Lost City of the Monkey God. Armed with Morde's personal notebooks and the enigmatic coordinates etched on his well-worn walking stick, Stewart sets out to test the jungle himself-and to test himself in the jungle. As we follow the parallel journeys of Morde and Stewart, the ultimate destination morphs with their every twist and turn. Are they walking in circles? Or are they running from their own shadows? Jungleland is part detective story, part classic tale of man versus wild in the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shangri-La. A story of young fatherhood as well as the timeless call of adventure, this is an epic search for answers in a place where nothing is guara

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Brick

Length:

7h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:45