6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
brilliant achievement and accompanying book,
This review is from: Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey (Hardcover)
This is an excellent account of the expedition and has a little bit of everything (friendships, animosity, danger, relief, blood, sweat and tears), as you might expect from and two and half year endeavour. The writing style is easy and you are carried effortlessly through the trials and tribulations of the expedition from inception to finish. I had read the blogs at the time and found the book tied the whole thing together brilliantly by providing an overview of each stage in a way that only hindsight can.
If I had a criticism I would say that (whether decided by author or publisher) the race through Brazil to the end comes across as a race to finish the book. I would have enjoyed more detail of the routes, the differing uses of the former forest and more detailed accompanying maps.
At the end of the day Ed has achieved a spectacular world first and gives us a brilliant, down to earth account of it.