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Chosen as best young adult fiction novel for 2014 in Spain!

When a common normal person, anyone of us, suddenly finds himself or herself in a life-and-death situation in the middle of the forest, would he or she know how to survive?

This is the simple dilemma that is offered to the protagonist of our story, who, returning from a relaxing holiday in Namibia on a typical photo
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Paperback, 1st, 220 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Babelcube (first published July 10th 2014)
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Javier Salazar Calle
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Estoy orgulloso de este libro. Es el primero que publico y creo que cubre los objetivos. Fácil de leer, entretenido y que hace sentir al lector parte de la historia. Seguramente tiene puntos que mejorar, pero creo que el resultado global ha sido bueno y me anima a seguir escribiendo de este o de otros géneros.
William Lawrence
Javier Salazar Calle weaves an intricate tale of adventure filled with realistic description right in the heart of Africa. Ndura is a narrative of survival that shows how nature itself can become the most challenging conflict. I love books that start with a map and contain useful appendices at the end.
J. Kahele
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful

The world this author built was unbelievable, the skillfully written descriptions of the plant life, animals were so vivid, I felt like I was actually sitting in forest gazing around as I turned the pages. The story takes you into the struggles of surviving in the inhabited African forest. If found this book to be easier read in Spanish, to get the real feel of the authors words. An absolutely, amazing story.
alieneedspace
Una idea interesante que te hace replantear las comodidades de la vida del mundo desarrollado. Como personas, nos hemos ablandado, nos hemos acostumbrado a vivir de forma fácil, pulsar un botón y todo está hecho. ¿Pero qué ocurre cuando no tienes de esas comodidades? Es lo que plantea el libro al contarnos la historia de Javier en una selva africana.

Es un libro que se lee con facilidad, está escrito con un lenguaje muy simplista. Me ha faltado más emoción en el libro, más tensión... Aunque está
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Mario Espinosa
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me interesó este libro cuando lei su argumento. Sobre el papel se trataba de un libro de aventuras, me pareció, al estilo de los de Vázquez Figueroa. Salvando las lógicas distancias entre los estilos de cada uno, me ha parecido un buen libro de aventuras que no tiene que envidiar nada a las historias que nos suele contar el escritor citado: selva, supervivencia, naturaleza, tensión, algo de drama... En definitiva, un buen libro de aventuras que engancha y, por decir algo negativo, se hace demasi ...more
Theresa Needham fehse
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Free book for honest review. juliesbookreview.blogspot.com

It should go without saying that works of fiction are the products of dreams. Someone has a mental
and/or emotional image of an outcome and from that image a work of some type is created. Rarely is
that work presented as the dream itself, and rarer still is the dreamer the sole protagonist. Yet, Javier
Salazar Calle has done exactly that in Ndura, the Son of the Forest. I have to admit that reading a work proclaimed by the author from the b
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Luis
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, adventure
Ayer mismo lo empecé y lo he leído casi de una sentada en unas pocas horas. Javier Salazar Calle consigue atrapar al lector con una narración dinámica e intrigante.

Siendo una novela de ficción inspirada en un sueño del propio autor (según él mismo), la historia parece bastante creíble. El protagonista supera una serie de acontecimientos para los que ni él ni casi ninguno de nosotros estamos preparados. Espero no verme nunca en esa misma situación para poder juzgar si las decisiones del protagoni
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Kate
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book which evocatively brings to life the struggle to survive in the African forest. The plant life, animals and the forest itself are brought vividly to life with the author's careful, sensitive descriptions. It is very easy to imagine yourself walking each step in the narrator's shoes. For anyone who likes to imagine themself on an epic, challenging adventure, this is the book for you. The book is a translation from it's original Spanish and sometimes the choice o ...more
Ashley
Oct 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
A well-researched adventure story that was a huge hit in the author's home country of Spain. Read my full review here:

http://readingforsanity.blogspot.com/...

Laura Coll
Una novela diferente, perfecta para las noches de insomnio.

Reseña completa: http://paseandoentrepaginas.blogspot....
Jose Saiz de Omeñaca
Very interesting book, keeps the intrigue until the end.
Pilar SC
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ndura surround book, easy to read and intriguing. Highly recommended.
Sara Rodríguez
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! I want a sequel already.
Arturo Gómez
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely spectacular. A new writer with a great future.
Nacho Salazar
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's very amazing!!
Josele Salta
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho. Es fácil de leer y te hace sentir en algunos momentos como si fueras el protagonista, sufriendo con él. Muy bien ambientado.
Esther
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a book full of adventures. Is there a sequel?
Ella
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read my full review on my blog: http://bit.ly/1LtLS8q

~Happy Reading :)
Anaramitra
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hace mucho que no leía una novela de aventura, pero desde que vi la portada me entró la curiosidad, y la sinopsis me acabó de convencer. Es la primera novela del autor y ya os adelanto que no será la última que lea.

Todo el libro está escrito en primera persona por el protagonista. Javier. Tras una vacaciones en Namibia Javier, Alex y Juan están volviendo a España cuando su avión es atacado por los rebeldes y se estrellan en la República Democrática del Congo, de pronto Javier se encuentra solo e
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Cristina Grela
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La historia se compone de los pensamientos de un protagonista que se derrumba por momentos ante una situación que, sinceramente, yo no creo que supiera atajar, lo que me hace admirarlo más y más a medida que pasan las páginas. Yo he podido sentirme enferma, angustiada, enfadada y triste en este libro, cuando lo cierto es que traspasar todos esos sentimientos al lector es harto complicado y el autor lo hace a las mil maravillas.

Además la ambientación del libro es sublime. Gran parte del mismo se
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Joselyn  Raquel Moreno Burke
Este libro lo lei para un tour y luego me gusto tanto que lo compre no pude evitarlo.

La verdad fue un libro de lo mas interesante, un poco de realidad con algo de ficcion la mezcla perfecta de aprender nuevas cosas e interesarse en otras culturas.

El libro me encanto la verdad quiero leer mas libros de este autor otra vez porque te plantea problemas sociales y culturales de una forma muy interesante y casi no lo notas pero te hace crecer un anhelo de conocimiento increible.

la verdad me encantaron
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Crisi
Nov 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book is really annoyingly amateurish! It seems to be written by a fourth-grader or at least not a professional writer. There are so many logical flaws. The protagonist is stumbling through the Ituri forest while rebel armies apparently chase him for whatever reason; there's not even a question why they follow him. He kills a person without wondering why – if they really would have been his enemies. Many twists of the story are hard to believe. He is tied up but taken care of by a group of p ...more
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Javier Salazar Calle nació en Madrid el 29 de julio de 1976. Licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas e Ingeniero Informático, siempre ha trabajado en temas relacionados con la banca. De joven se dedicó a escribir sobre todo relatos cortos, pero pronto pasó al mundo de los microrrelatos, varios de los cuales, incluidas algunas poesías, han sido publicados en diversos concursos.

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