Lost in Shangri-la

Lost in Shangri-la

[a True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff chronicles the untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, in which a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2011
ISBN: 9780307917263
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 20, 2018


This is a good story that needed to be told but it is way too long. It should have been told in magazine article.

I kept waiting for the natives to be threatening, but they were the opposite...and helped them in every way they could.

Nov 06, 2015

One thing, this true story occurring near the end of WWII, demonstrates why military transports shouldn't be used for spur-of-the-moment sightseeing trips. The audio narrator does a good job all the way through the 7 CD set, but the story -- well, it might have been gripping for newspaper readers at the time who apparently followed it as a daily soap opera; but now, not so much. One big plus -- unlike "Unforgiven", the depressingly unpleasant WWII story well known to current-day culture -- this one has a decidedly optimistic message. Overall, while a little slow going, still modestly interesting.

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