Book Reviews of Amazonia : A Novel

Amazonia : A Novel
Amazonia A Novel
Author: James Rollins
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ISBN-13: 9780060085612
ISBN-10: 0060085614
Publication Date: 3/1/2002
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 7
Excellent Read, and a quick one! James Rollins takes us on another adventure, this time through the lush and dangerous jungles of the Amazon in search of a cure that could save mankind from a strange new plague. What they uncover is amazing, horrific, and spellbindingly wonderful to read. I definitely recommend this one. One of the better from 'his' bookshelf. :)
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Helpful Score: 6
Another super James Rollins adventure story! I took this book with me on a business trip to Florida and read it on the plane and at the hotel. Hard to put down with non-stop action and very interesting premises about life itself and how man may have evolved. Some very wicked people were also in this adventure - Louis Favre and his Indian girl-friend "Tshui" (who got thrills out of torture and shrinking heads!) had to be some of the nastiest villians I have encountered in recent memory. Overall - a fun and exciting read.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is my first Rollins book. It is a gripping adventure tale that takes off fast from the beginning and builds up to ludacrous speed.
Featuring protaganists that you really like and villains so evil they care nothing that all human life is on the brink of extinction. Rollins weaves a Very Entertaining story. I really enjoyed it.
As soon as I finished it I listed it here and ordered another book by Rollins.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let me go. It reminded me of Micheal Crichton's "Congo" but was a thousand times better. Amazonia was the first book I've read of James Rollins, but I am definitely going to hunt down his others! A must read for everyone who enjoys this genre.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book grabbed me from the first page. Could not put it down. Its a combination of adventure and science fiction takinig the reader into the utmost reaches of the Amazon jungle and the secrets to be discovered there. I sincerely hope the human race doesn't destroy this part of the world. It is ripe for the imaginations of writers such as Rollins and for science as well.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a wonderful adventure! You have to suspend reality to really get into the story, but it is an awesome read. If you enjoy Ckive Cussler novels this is a sure bet for you.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wow! Couldn't put it down. Was great from the start and finished with a big bang!
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Helpful Score: 2
REALLY scary! Will give you the willies, but you've got to keep reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a great book!! I couldn't put it down. It struck every emotion, just what I like in a book!!! The secret world of the Amazon, who knows what you will find there.... The Tampa Tribune has it right on the cover "Gripping... A first-rate nail biter." I just can't get enough of this author!
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Helpful Score: 2
I thoroughly enjoyed this rip roaring adventure! Characters are well developed and the story line is fascinating. Really a fun read!
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Helpful Score: 2
A page turner. Ready for release.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved the book! Very suspenseful & interesting. I'm so glad I found a new author to love!!
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Helpful Score: 1
What a GREAT book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. If you want a really good read, good plot, good characters, escape into the pages of Amazonia.
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Helpful Score: 1
Incredibly intriguing and entertaining story, but it can get a little far-fetched at the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
A team sets off on an expedition to the rain forests of the Amazon, following the trail of a previous expedition that vanished. Grabs you from the start, a hard book to put down. I am going to read more of Rollins's books.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A great read! The only adverse comment I have is in one spot the author was a little simple.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book keeps you reading and guessing the whole way through.
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Helpful Score: 1
Gosh- I'm hooked already and only a quarter of the way into it! I've attended lectures by Mark Plotkin and read his book, Shaman's Apprentice. I am a forestry consultant and have attended Tom Brown, Jr's Tracking School. This is a must read for you adventures out there. (armchair and/or out of doors).
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Helpful Score: 1
I have added this author to my must read list. From the beginning he jump starts the adventure, and keeps the reader rockin' and rollin' through to the end. Some Indiana Jones, a little sci-fi, just a bit of romance, stuff blowing up and gunfire, with history, and eco. topics thrown in. Yee Haw! I've enjoyed 2 novels so far, and have noticed similar plot tricks in both. That will not stop me from reading anything else he writes.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the first James Rollins book that I ever read. It has non-stop adventure like an Indiana Jones movie & it has a plot that is so wonderfully plausible & thought provoking. On top of all that he makes it so you really care about his characters. I have read everything he has written since this & Ive never been disappointed.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first experience with James Rollins, and it was a thrilling treat from the first page to the last. Rollins created vivid characters, settings, events... and his imagination is beyond compare!
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Helpful Score: 1
A great sci fi, jungle triller in the vein of Michael Cricthon...well paced, creative, suspenseful, with some good plot twists.
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Helpful Score: 1
Full of action. Fast paced, couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was very interesting book and I enjoyed reading it. Will look for more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful book! I could'nt put it down, I just had to keep reading until it was finished. Great ending. This was a real edge of the seat book , I will certainly read every book I can get my hands on by this author. Val M
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome story line! Love the actual science woven into the story and the conjecture. Rollins books keep one's attention all the way through top the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
A real page turner! Couldn't wait to see what would happen next. A really good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
As always, James Robbins pulls this book off wonderfully! The characters are great and the story line keeps you on your toes throughout!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book caught me on page one and didn't let go until the very last page. I enjoy his writing style and the atmosphere he creates. Amazonia may be my favrite James Rollins story (although I have said that before about others of his books. There is mystery, high adventure and some breathtaking encounters. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you pick up this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great, inventive and interesting story coupled with good character development. Rollins is one of the better adventure writers and this book does not disappoint. I loved this book (and went out and bought all of his other books as a result).
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Helpful Score: 1
The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest - a fromer Special Forces soldier who went in with one arm missing, and came out with both intact...

A fast-paced techo-thriller, fun to read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book I read by James Rollins. It starts out with an expedition disappearing into the Amazon jungle and one of them coming out 4 years later. He had gone in with one arm and came a back out with two, and then he dies. The son of one of the original expedition members organzies another expedition to go in and see if they can find out what happened to them(and, of course, try to find out how the guy grew his arm back!). It is a really good book with adventure(think Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom type) and paranormal (at one point there are fish like creatures that live in water but also can travel on land and are chasing people). It is a book that I have on my "Keep to read again" shelf and have read it several times. James Rollins first several books all have adventure and paranormal in them, but I like this one better than the others.
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The first book I've ever read by James Rollins. The wonderful storyline and his more than exquisite writing style takes you right into the Amazon rainforest, following this group of people as they explore a mans mysterious reappearance. Rollins takes you through the many stages of the adventure, happiness, shock, saddness. I recommend this book for anyone who loves action and thrills.
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Helpful Score: 1
Quite an excellent adventure tail. A real page turner!
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The best thing I can say about this book is something my friend's husband said to me. I had recommended the book to his wife, and he told me never to suggest any more books to her because she couldn't stop reading it. To me that says it all. My friend said that she thought that she would stop reading when the action calmed down a little, and before she could catch her breath, it started up again. It was exactly that way for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Intriguing tale mixing biological science, myths, violence and fantasy in a jungle setting
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I got so swept up in James Rollins' intense thrill ride through the jungles of the Amazon I could almost feel the insects swarming around me. If you like action packed, intelligent books I whole heartedly recommend this book!
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You can never go wrong with a James Rollins novel - always fast-moving, exciting and totally inventive. Amazonia did not disappoint; I couldn't put it down!
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This book is fantastic! An adventure you won't want to put down!
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Wow, this is a fantastic book; another great Rollins book. The end was rushed just a little, but still a great read.
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a great book
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Good action/adventure book. If you like Cussler and Clancey you will like this book.
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Another good action adventure story. Very readable and, of course, far fetched but a fun read.
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Good read! Will keep your attention. Starts a little slow but sure picks up.
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very good read
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Abridged Edition - 4 cassettes, 6 hour play time

James Rollins' novels have become just what a person needs every once and a while. If you're looking for some crazy creatures, exotic locations, easy to hate villans, and tons of action, you will never be disappointed with his offerings.

Rollins writes twisty thrillers, in the vein of Matthew Reilly, with lots of unlikely action, bloodthirsty beasts, and tough heros. This audio is fast paced, and highly entertaining. It seems as though your cassette player doesn't move fast enough as his group moves through the treacherous jungles. As if the normal Amazon jungle isn't scary enough, this jungle has mutated piranha like frogs, carniverous locusts, and caimens and jaguars the size of which has never been seen before.

Amazonia is a mix of action, superb character development, geography, military tactics, amazonian mysticism, unbreakable family bonds, and a healthy respect for the power of nature all wrapped up in a extremely entertaining book.

It goes without saying, the element of reality has to be suspended if you truly want to enjoy this audio. Let your imagination go free!
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I've read a couple James Rollins books and this one is my favorite. Fast paced and very interesting.
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Trippy! Once this plot gets rolling, there's no stopping it-- and as the suspense builds, so does the stack of possible explanations you keep inventing and discarding in your mind. I kinda think of this one as 'Lovecraft meets Crichton.'
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Anything by James Rollins is a thrill of a read -- this one is no different!
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Exciting and informative, loads of factual data about the Amazon as well as the deep adventure. Need a break in the action once in awhile, though. Love PBS because I can get all the action I want for FREE.
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couldn't put it down. my favorite J. Rollins book so far!
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Great read-I could not put it down.
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james Rollins doesn't disappoint! A book I couldn't put down and keeps you on the edge fo your seat!
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very good. couldnt lay it down.
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Lots of adventure and fun.
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this book is right up there with subterrain, rollins is one of my favorite writers, fast paced , cant put down till your finished
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Really good book, grabs you from the start
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Good Original Book, though end is a bit trite and weak
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Exciting read and hard to put down
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Very silly fantasy.
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One of his best! I really loved it!
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Star rating is 5 stars. What an exciting and amazing book! It had all kinds of interesting animals and you never knew what was going to happen next. Great story!
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I just recently started reading James Rollins and I loved this book. It was nicely paced and the ending had me going Hmmmm. Great book for an afternoon... or 2 of reading.
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Great book! Keeps you interested from beginning to end.
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Never read this author before but will certainly look for more. A little science, a lot of mystery, a ton of adventure. Wow!
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Fast read - the most intriguing concept was of the pre-historic tree which grabbed dna of all living creatures which came into contact with it.
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This is an awesome adventure story!
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Excellent read - page turner - convoluted!
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great book...couldn't put it down
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This book was one of my favorite.James Rollins is the best!
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Very intense but very good!
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Absolutely a page turner as advertised! Very good!
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Very exciting, classic Rollins!
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A fun book for what it was. Reminded me of Michael Chriton's book, not the movie, Congo.
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Be careful in the jungle.
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The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest- a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing...and came out with both intact. An adventure tale in the grand manner. Rollins takes the reader through the horror and intrigue of the Amazon like no one else.
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This was a great read.
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What a fantastic adventure. Suspenseful, thrilling and a page turner. I absolutely enjoyed reading this one! Trapseing through the jungle & all it's hidden wonders & dangers. Defintely action packed.
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A tremendous read that held my attention all the way through. Once I picked it up and began reading, it was next to impossible to put down. It annoyed me that I had to go to sleep at night. I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. Rollins is an excellent writer. I've not read his work before, but surely, I will again.
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Exciting book. Seemed predictable at first but then everything changes dramatically.
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This started out a little slow but it didn't take long to get so interesting I couldn't put it down. It is not the kind of book I usually read but I will certainly be reading more by this author. It is a bit far fetched at times but it still grips you with fear and suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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This is a very good book!
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Another good adventure.
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The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest--a former Special Forces soldier, scarred mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing...and came out with both intact. Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed-of perils, to follow the trail of his vanished father...toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost.
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"The Rand expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest---a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing . . .and came out with both intact.