Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

  • by Mark J. Plotkin
  • Narrated by Mark J. Plotkin
  • 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice has been called "one of the greatest adventure stories ever told." Author Mark Plotkin, chief ethnobotanist for Conservation International, has spent much of the past 15 years tracking the shamans of the northeast Amazon. Their knowledge of healing plants may hold the cure to some of today's most devastating diseases.This book is a critically acclaimed account of his apprenticeship to these powerful wise men, a gripping journey into a wild and wonderful world seldom glimpsed by outsiders.

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What the Critics Say

"A skillful blend of travel adventure, botanical and cultural history, and Amazonian research." (Library Journal)

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Letdown by poor narration

Probably a decent and interesting book to read, but this is really let down by very poor storytelling. The narrator has a very monotonous voice, and really can't put any emotion into what should be exciting adventures and interesting accounts. A real shame.
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- Greycat "druid_cat"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio