Friday, January 6, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Destination Truth Memoirs of a Monster Hunter

I received this book for Christmas (as it was a high priority on my Amazon Wish List). I finished it today.


I Loved it!

If you are not familiar with Destination Truth . . . Why not? It airs on the Syfy network and it's a great show.

The premise is this: A team of investigators/adventure seekers travel around the world searching for the stuff of myth and legend. Bigfoot? They looked for him (a few times). Lake Monsters? Yup, searched for those. Ghosts? Sure, they've investigated a few huntings. Chernobyl? Uh huh, they went there. Elves? Yes, elves. They have wandered through Iceland searching for elves.

While the investigations are interesting and sometimes turn up some very odd evidence, my favorite thing about this show is easily the cast. More specifically, the host, Josh Gates.

Josh is very witty and entertaining and the entire cast seem to work very well together. They make the hard stuff look easy.

Watch Destination Truth.

The book.

I loved this book. Well written with a lot of behind the scenes takes on the Destination Truth episodes that I love.

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 J. He was as equally shocked as I was by the information I was reading to him. (Chernobyl, anyone?)

At different times while reading I was entertained, amused, laughing out loud, cringing and down right terrified. (Not kidding. Chernobyl, anyone?)

This book will definitely make you want to get off your sofa and travel. Maybe not to Malaysia or Chernobyl but you will absolutely want to travel more. I was in awe as I read the descriptions of the places Josh has been and the things he has seen and experienced. In awe and a little jealous. (But, not of Chernobyl.)

I would definitely recommend this book. It helps if you're a fan of Destination Truth but I wouldn't say necessary. The tales recounted will keep you entertained either way.

How do I get a copy of this awesome book? you may be asking yourself. I have an answer for you! It's available on Amazon here Destination Truth Memoirs of a Monster Hunter in either hard copy or Kindle editions.

OR

You can enter my giveaway here. You see, I received two copies of this book for Christmas and I would like to give one to one lucky reader.

Entries are simple and there are Many ways to enter! Eight way to enter, to be exact!

YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY TO COUNT.


1. This one is Mandatory (Come on, I need at least ONE mandatory entry): Leave a comment here telling me if you watch or have ever watched Destination Truth and why or why not.


Non-mandatory Extra entries.


2. Follow my blog. (Leave a comment letting me know you have been following or are a new follower.)
3. Leave a comment with your favorite Destination Truth episode.
4. Leave a comment with a favorite quote from Destination Truth.
5. Follow me on Twitter: @Justaddjava (Leave a comment, with your twitter name.)
6. Follow Josh Gates on Twitter: @JoshuaGates (Leave a comment with your Twitter name.)
7. Tweet about the giveaway. Include the tag #DTBookGiveaway in your tweet. (Leave a comment, with your twitter name, letting me know you tweeted.)
8. If you have a blog and you want to share this giveaway there, be my guest! (Leave a comment with the link to your blog here.)

The giveaway will close on January 20th. That gives you Two weeks to get your entries in and spread the word! I'll announce the Winner on January 23rd. 

There you go! Eight ways to enter. Tell your friends!

Good luck!

P.S. My apologies but currently my giveaways are for US residents only. So sorry to anyone else. :(
(Fine print: I was not, in any way, compensated for this review. I simply Loved the book and since I received two copies I decided to share.)

29 comments:

criticsinmykitchen said...

Now that I have cable I'm excited to catch up on all the awesome shows I've been missing out on... Like Destination Truth! The book sounds great!

criticsinmykitchen said...

I have already been following your blog...

criticsinmykitchen said...

...and I follow you on twitter (@criticskitchen) :-D

Tales of Cheerios and Sleepless Nights said...

I follow your blog!

Tales of Cheerios and Sleepless Nights said...

Follow you on twitter as well (@kognenoff)

Tales of Cheerios and Sleepless Nights said...

I haven't watched Destination Truth but it sounds like a show I would like. I'll check it out!

Scaryaki said...

Of course I watch DT...it's a moral imperative! It's real life!

rmarief said...

I have watched DT since in premiered back in 2007. My 5 year old son and I watch DT every night before we go to bed(on Netflix). When we go camping he brings out the walkie talkies and we play Destination Truth. He gets to be Josh Gates and I am Ryder. We cannot get enough of the show and I can watch them over and over. I recommend it to everyone.

rmarief said...

I follow your blog

rmarief said...

My favorite episode would be Island of the Dolls. I have always been freaked about porceline dolls and this episode scared the crap out of me.

rmarief said...

I follow Josh Gates on Twitter

rmarief said...

I follow you on twitter.

rmarief said...

Sometimes, when you're this adventurous, you rip the crotch out of your pants." -Josh Gates

Jude Hollingsworth said...

I follow Josh Gates on Twitter, I have watched DT from the BEGINNING.

Martha in PA said...

Okay, your begging worked! LOL!

Never watched the show. Don't know why, maybe I never knew it was on?

Martha in PA said...

I follow you on Twitter (martha_tweets)

Martha in PA said...

Yep, already following your blog! I see my picture over there on the left!

Martha in PA said...

Following Josh on Twitter. He's easy on the eye!
martha_tweets

Martha in PA said...

Does this count as a quote? Josh tweeted it!
I just can't take my eyes off the majestic Chicago skyline...Mainly because my eyelids are frozen open.

Martha in PA said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/martha_tweets/status/158221291290238977

Jenni said...

I have watched Destination Truth since the beginning! I love watching all the interesting and sometime historical places they go to. And it is funny to see things go wrong like the all the wonderful vehicles they have had to drive!

Chrissy said...

I love watching Josh get himself into perdicaments and when he does cross over with GH

Karen said...

How did I not know that Josh Gates had written a book?! I LOVEEEE Destination Truth. I've been obsessed with cryptozoology ever since I was little. The DT team does an awesome job of looking for monsters and not taking themselves too seriously.

Karen said...

Extra entry: my favorite Destination Truth episodes are the ones in which they look for the Yeti, Yeren or Bigfoot. Oh oh! Probably that episode when they find the lock of white hair in a tree and when it's tested for DNA, they find it's from an unknown large primate. I think that was the Bhutan Yeti episode.

Karen said...

Extra entry: my favorite quote from an episode is when Josh gets a bag of some weird fruit smoothie from a street vendor and says something like, "Half a bag is enough since we're going to immediately sh*t our pants."

Anonymous said...

Love DT! I'm bugging SyFy channel to get DT back on schedule. thank you for the chance to win a copy of Josh's book. He is a big part of what makes DT so great.

rmarief said...

I follow you on twitter and my twitter name is @rmarief. I didn't leave it on the first one entry because I am a Twitter virgin and I am not sure how to use it.

rmarief said...

I follow Josh Gates on twitter and my twitter name is @rmarief. I didn't leave it on the first entry because I am a Twitter virgin and I am not sure how to use it.

Jude Hollingsworth said...

I absolutely love DT I am probably their biggest fan. There are so many shows that are my favorite let's see the Chernobyl, the (i think)Romanian forest where they took turns sitting in this circle and it my have been the medic he just blurrs off the screen and they find him several feet away??? WTF happens to him? I love both Yeti ones, both the Bhutan and the siberian one. I just love Josh and Ryder OH Hell I love the whole cast and crew they're great. Josh is not only intelligent but him and Ryder together are just do damn funny they bust my gut every week I watch.