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Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter

by Josh Gates

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Wow! I couldn't put this down. It full of fascinating behind the scenes stories from Destination Truth and laugh out loud moments. Even if you've never seen the show, this memoir is worth a read. ( )
  Ashley05 | Feb 11, 2017 |
If you've ever seen the popular show, Destination Truth, on Syfy, you know what this show is all about. A man (Josh Gates) and his team travel throughout the world in search of the crytozoological and paranormal. And if you've watched the show, you know it's not just about finding the unexplained, it's about the meeting of cultures and beliefs, finding reality within the myth, and Josh Gates traveling the world as he falls, fumbles, and cusses at the always-failing broken-down transportation.

Written by Josh Gates, this book isn't filled with his early life. You will get a glimpse of what made him who he is but this story starts with the inception and creation of the show, Destination truth. You will get a behind the camera's look at his adventures with the show (and trust me, there's a lot you don't see – they film for days or weeks in foreign countries, just to come back and condense it into a 30-60 minute showing) and boy does this man have adventures to tell! Not only is this an excellent travelogue but it is hilarious. Gates is constantly adding in his sarcasm and humor that I find so endearing in the show. He also goes more into depth with his thoughts on the creatures he has been sent off in search of.

If you're looking for the exciting tell-all of this man's life before the show, you're not going to find it. But if you have enjoyed the fun and excitement that this show has offered for 4 seasons, there is no doubt that you will also enjoy this book. ( )
  UberButter | Feb 9, 2016 |
I enjoyed the show Destination Truth from the moment it first aired. I loved Josh's screen presence, his sense of adventure, and his wit. The great thing about this book is it feels and reads like you're watching an episode of the show. His style of writing carries his voice with it in such a way that it makes his memoir a fun read. If you're not an adventurous person one thing's for sure...this book will stir the passion of adventure in you. ( )
  Jason_Hess | Nov 15, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743491726, Paperback)

Truth is stranger than legend . . . and your journey into both begins here.

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.

Follow Gates from the inception of the groundbreaking hit show (at the summit of Kilimanjaro) to his hair-raising encounters with dangerous creatures in the most treacherous locations on earth. Among his many adventures, he unearths the flesh-crawling reality of the Mongolian Death Worm, challenges an ancient curse by spending the night in King Tut’s tomb, descends into a centuries-old mine to search for an alien entity in subterranean darkness, pursues ghosts in the radioactive shadow of Chernobyl, and explores sightings of Bigfoot from the leech-infested rain forests of Malaysia to the dizzying heights of the Himalayas.

Part journey into the unexplained, part hilarious travelogue, part fascinating look at the making of a reality-based TV show—and featuring never-before-published photographs— this Destination Truth companion takes readers on the supernatural expedition of a lifetime.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:06 -0400)

Presents experiences of the author and his crew, who investigate claims of paranormal phenomena in exotic locales throughout the world.

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