Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
World adventurer and international monster hunter Josh Gates has careened through nearly 100 countries, investigating frightening myths, chilling cryptozoological legends, and terrifying paranormal phenomena. Now, he invites fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at these breathtaking expeditions.
The rest of the book talks about his personal takes on some of his most interesting or dangerous expeditions and what it's like to be a world-traveling "monster hunter."(less)
It was VERY hard while reading the book not to stop and read every other paragraph out loud to whomever was in the room. It was that fun and interesting. As a matter of fact, I often gave in and read large portions aloud. Once I even got out of bed to read a page to someone. They were as equally shocked as I was by the information I was reading. (Chernobyl, anyone?)
At different tim ...more
Josh is an adventure traveler and one of a small percentage of people that truly understands the importance of exploring the world in all of it's beauty and wickedness. Not merely traveling ...more
Anyone who has ever experienced even a fleeting moment of wanderlust should read this book. Gates takes the reader along on some amazing journeys, but he also provides some important lessons about the difference between b ...more
So you can imagine how excited I was when I logged into Facebook one morning and caught a glimpse of this cover. He'd written a book about his adventures on the show back in 2011; I bought it off Amazon without a second thought.
The book arrived a few weeks later (due to being in Aust ...more
Even if you don't watch the sho ...more
Fans of the Destination Truth show will enjoy this book which has great travel insights and some information from expeditions of the show. This book helped show me that I definitely need to renew my passport. ...more
I give it 5 stars. I couldn’t put this book down. Just reading about Josh’s adventures and near death experiences kept me on the edge of my seat. Josh’s sense of humor is wonderful and puts a great spin on his hair-raising adventures. I have the travel bug now since reading this book. A definite must-read for anyone who loves travel and adventure. ...more
In Josh’s book about his time filming his show Destination Truth, the message is clear, it’s not about the Destination, it’s about the journey. The book is chock full of his adventures, not all of which are pleasant, but all of which make for great storytelling. From spider infested sleeping accommodati ...more
I'm not much of a traveller, my "world travels" include Canada and seeing all the countries in Epcot at Disney World. This book now has me wanting to travel all over the place. I thought I'd be somewhat disappointed knowin ...more
I loved getting to see some behind the scenes of the variety of adventures he found himself on, several which were dangerous and his writing really drew me in.
In some ways his view points reminded me of a modern day Indiana Jones who genuinely loves getting to see different parts of the world, understanding people from different cultures and appreciating the wonders ...more