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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Theroux Narrator: David Aaron Baker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 ISBN: 9781449839680
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This riveting tale from critically acclaimed author Paul Theroux inspired a powerful motion picture and is considered a modern masterpiece. Allie Fox is a brilliant inventor. He’s also a deeply paranoid man who is disenchanted with American materialism and conformity. Abandoning his old life, he believes he can build a better existence for his family in the Honduran jungle. But Allie’s utopian ideals are more easily imagined than realized, and soon his dark obsessions lead his family down an extremely angerous path.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 V. | 2/20/2014

    " I really enjoyed it. What a crazy story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/14/2014

    " Paul Theroux creates a convincing character in the madman that is Allie Fox and I really began to get annoyed by his arrogance as the story developed and he carried his family deeper and deeper into the jungle while he delved deeper and deeper into his own deranged mind. He creates such a dependency of his family on him that even as they want to break free from him and return to the world as they know it, he instills his hatred towards society in them and they feel they are unable to cope without him. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ali | 2/10/2014

    " Could not finish...maybe I will pick it up in a few months. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thx1138 | 2/1/2014

    " ..an interesting story of wanting to be away from North American society and doing it by going to live in the jungle in Honduras...sure the educational system is not what it should be in North America but is taking the kids up an unknown jungle river in a floating shack with no food or money much of an education? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/26/2014

    " when they ask "do you want ice with that," say i take my whiskey neat, thanks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Sebelius | 1/20/2014

    " Great book, pretty good movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 1/15/2014

    " Read in college literature course. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Phelps-rohrs | 12/17/2013

    " total nightmare "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Culp | 12/14/2013

    " Atmospheric, intelligent, thought-provoking, wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 11/17/2013

    " Very well written and thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith Blain | 11/15/2013

    " This guy is insane! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 9/23/2012

    " Half Connecticut Yankee, half Ahab, Allie Fox is unpredictable and yet believable, sad and inspiring and mesmerizing and odious, and above all, unique. Theroux has created an absolutely fascinating character--and an equally fascinating group of characters to surround him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 7/27/2012

    " I haven't read much of Theroux's fiction, but I was pleasantly surprised by this novel about the semi-crazed American Charlie Fox and his dream of conquering the Central American jungle. The movie didn't do it justice. But then, few ever do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith | 7/19/2012

    " rarely has a character made me so angry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 daniel smith | 7/12/2012

    " I'm both disgusted and thrilled with the civilization I live in thanks to Theroux. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/21/2012

    " Funniest book about building a refrigerator I've ever read. An adventure that touched my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geri Marcus | 1/16/2012

    " Amazing story of a what's likely an insane father and the destruction of the family - along with Poisonwood Bible, and a few others, makes for the few "read agains" on my list "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stella | 11/27/2011

    " Very interesting take on the American frontiersman. At times the symbolism is a little heavy-handed but I can live with that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 10/17/2011

    " Started reading this while in Belize and it gave it more significance having now spent some time in the jungle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/3/2011

    " Wow, this guy had an intense childhood! I've always known mine was pretty normal but this has reinforced it. Amazing stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/17/2011

    " Deranged patriarch drags his family into the Amazon jungle to fulfill his dream...but it all turns into a nightmare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 3/12/2011

    " Very hard to read at times but the story of one many's pride, bad choices in relocating his family to Central America on a near whim (to build an ice factory in the jungle) make for good drama indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanya | 2/6/2011

    " The funny thing about this book is that I both really liked it and never want to read it again. Its cousin The Poisonwood Bible, on the other hand, I've read multiple times.

    Go know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/12/2011

    " i love this book, reading it again for the 5th time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 12/20/2010

    " On the edge of my seat! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karrama | 12/13/2010

    " Not a bad read, but not the best travel book I've read lately. I really like the story, but the telling makes it hard to read. There is a sarcasm to the writing that one must be in the mood to imagine your most snarky friend speaking the words while reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 11/27/2010

    " Allie Fox is positively one of the most interesting characters to grace/defile the pages of literature. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennetta | 11/27/2010

    " I'm sure if I were to have some kind of degree in literature, I might find something truly interesting about this book. But since I read just for fun, I thought it was lame! "

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About the Author
Author Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed novels and travel books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, an international bestseller and the basis of the major motion picture. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

About the Narrator

David Aaron Baker is a voice and film actor. He is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks, including the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, Paradise Dogs by Man Martin, and The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.