- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1180 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Paper Pen Screen (21 February 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0851XCGVL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 36 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #169,220 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
3 Seconds in Bogotá: The gripping true story of two backpackers who fell into the hands of the Colombian underworld. (World Wild Travel Tales) Kindle Edition
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Travel & Razor's Edge Suspense - Don't Miss This! Excellently written story mixing travel & suspense. A "don't miss" with a great twist. Highly recommend!
Charming. gripping and thoughtful. This is very enjoyable writing. This true travel account has an interesting structure, humour, pathos and a thrilling tense conclusion.
Gripping Really enjoyed the writing style, fast-paced and interesting. A book worth every penny in my opinion, will be waiting for more from the author.
Gripping, funny and thrilling! Wittily written this story combines humour and suspense. Once you start to read it will be very difficult to put it down.
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Top international reviews
Yeah, this story isn't one of those.
From the beginning, we jump into a world full of youthful adventure and mishap, of a young man looking to find himself and maybe looking for love. We follow him as he travels the world trying to make ends meet living his dream and then through the papers of this book you'll go on a joy with him through his ups and downs.
A great book. A great read. A memorable story.
Mark’s meeting with Luciana in the streets of London leads to the plan for them to travel through South America from South to North. Argentina to Colombia, paying their way by making jewellery and selling it.
There are many interesting encounters along the way, culminating in the 3 seconds of the title, in Bogotá. After the build up throughout the book to the upcoming 3 seconds in Bogotá the tension of the 3 seconds when it comes is undeniable. There is a good twist in the end, it’s not what you expect, and it’s well done. Nevertheless the end is not neatly toed up. To say more would be a spoiler, but what really happened?
Wittily written this story combines humour and suspence. Once you start to read it will be very difficult to put it down. You can feel that it is honestly based on a true story and the connections with the author's past trips , with flash backs and memories is so interesting.
Looking forward to read the next book from this upcoming Author!
I would be happy to pay full paperback price..if I saw this book on sale at an airport or bus-station.
Some readers might feel a bit short changed given the number of pages..however I like that the Author has been confident enough not to pad out the story with unnecessary faff.
I have also read Mark Playne’s follow up book, Stories behind the Stories, A short book which fills in all the gaps and adds background and context to 3 Seconds in Bogotá.
All in all time well spent reading both books.