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Rumors of Savages [Kindle Edition]

Carrie Regan

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It seemed the perfect stunt to save the ailing Adventure Channel. When a famed anthropologist disappears in the middle of a formidable African jungle while searching for a legendary--and reportedly bloodthirsty--"lost tribe," fading star Max Carrington and his bumbling television crew swiftly set off to find him. Their goal: bring him back, alive or dead, documenting every moment along the way for a blockbuster television event. Back home, their dramatic live video dispatches from the middle of the jungle swiftly become the media sensation of the moment. But when members of the crew start disappearing as well, they realize too late that much more than the network's fortunes are at risk...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1436389917
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004X6P56Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Savage Satire of Ratings-Driven Adventure Television Jan. 21 2012
By Scott Wallace - Published on Amazon.com
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Carrie Regan's "Rumors of Savages" is a wickedly funny, fast-paced depiction of a journalistic quest to find a tribe of savage headhunters in the depths of the African jungles. Once I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down, howling my way through page after page. I've always found the old adage to be true that the best writing is grounded in personal experience. And as the action of this book cuts back and forth between the depths of the jungle and news headquarters in New York, Regan brings the full breadth of her experience as an intrepid television producer and later as a news executive to bear, bringing the story to life in vivid and credible detail. As a nonfiction author writing about uncontacted tribes in the Amazon, I confess to feeling mounting trepidation as I entered the world Regan so convincingly creates. Damn, I thought, why can't I write like this? And why can't I be just one-tenth as funny? News hounds and armchair adventures will be especially delighted, but anyone who appreciates a good read will enjoy this book. Bravissimo, Ms. Regan! I'm looking forward to the next.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two words: AWE SOME! March 29 2010
By The Oracle - Published on Amazon.com
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With our society so enamored with the "reality" of Reality TV, this book sheds light on the madness behind the machine. The personalities are so real, but what's more - even though the book is labeled "fiction," the STORY seems so plausible. THAT made it impossible to put down.

I concur with the other reviewers here, who say everything that should be said. Carrie Regan has written a fun, thrilling, humorous, aggravating, romantic and engaging story and, now with this book behind her, I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Buy this book - and get ready to be drawn in...you'll be glad you did!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner! April 24 2011
By Denise Prichard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
As someone who works in documentary television, I thoroughly enjoyed Regan's roller-coaster tale of a TV crew's mission to find a missing anthropologist...while of course documenting their every step to get the exclusive naval gazing inside story. With plot twists and turns that kept me on edge, and wry humor to boot, Rumors of Savages is one great read.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read but some problems May 15 2012
By L. Land - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fun book with an interesting premise. I felt as though the author could have done more with the idea. The story had an omniscient point of view that jumped around a lot between characters and detracted from the story, keeping me from caring about any of the characters. There was also a point of view error where a character knows something he would have no way of knowing, which was an annoying lurch out of the fictional world, although it did not hurt the main storyline.

Some of the characters were stereotypical: for example, the greedy network exec, the insecure and driven female producer, the aging media star, and the author doesn't do much development beyond the cliches.

The book's ending and climax felt rushed and not well developed, otherwise I might have rated it higher. Overall, it was a fun story, and I would try another book from this author.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great premise ... disappointing read Aug. 6 2012
By Anu - Published on Amazon.com
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The book started off really well -- a great storyline, well established characters, and realistic interaction. But, as the action got underway, it was much like an action flick -- the characters moved through the scenes, stuff happened, but there didn't seem to be any real impact on the characters. So our long time partner and friend got lost in the jungle? We looked around for a bit & didn't find him. Eh. Maybe we'll run across him later. Maybe he got eaten by cannibals. Who really cares? If the characters themselves were more invested in the story, it would have been easier for me to care about what happened to them.

I was tempted to rate this as 3 stars, because it was decent for a kindle freebie ... but that's a pretty poor standard to judge a book by.

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