Fourteen-year-old Olivia Turner faces the greatest challenge of her life in the Amazon rain forest. After becoming separated from her classmates on a school trip to Ecuador, Olivia finds herself lost in the jungle. She has to combat ants, mosquitoes, snakes, and dangerous native tribes as she tries to escape. Olivia shows her relentless spirit and determination to survive in this tale that sizzles with heart-pounding action and adventure.
Cute story. It’s actually Olivia and a classmate that get lost. It’s a fairly realistic predicament the kids get themselves into. Although this is the lead to further stories (since Olivia is excited to see what other adventures she can have), I’d hope kids reading this get an idea of the potential seriousness of the seemingly harmless choice these kids made when they decided to do what they knew was not acceptable.
The story has a little lesson concerning the destruction of the rainforest. I hope future novels incorporate lessons like this and maybe a little more in-depth.
This is the first book I’ve listened to by this author and I would listen to another.
This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator. I would definitely listen to another.
There are no explicit sex scenes or excessive violence or swearing.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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What made the experience of listening to Olivia Turner's Amazing Amazon Adventure the most enjoyable?
Stephanie Quinn's voice guides readers all the way, capturing Olivia's excitement, the lower-voiced and firm admonitions of Paco and the other people Olivia encounters as part of her group and in the course of her Amazon encounters.
What did you like best about this story?
This spirited, highly recommended audio story pairs action with realistic observations of the Amazon and its environmental and social challenges.
Which scene was your favorite?
The scene when Olivia realizes her illicit rafting adventure has resulted in their being lost in the jungle.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
This will thoroughly engross young readers seeking the vivid immediacy of an audio narrative paired with a heroine's determination to survive against all odds.