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(Australian edition)
(Australian edition)
Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) #41
Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) #25
Translated Into: En busca de los gorilas de las montañas (Spanish)
Safari fotogràfic (Catalan)
Safari fotográfico (Spanish)
Adapted Into: The Gorillas of Uganda (Graded Reader) (Gamebook)
Author: Wallace, Jim
Illustrators: Wing, Ron
Donploypetch, Jintanan (reissue cover)
Nugent, Suzanne (reissue interior)
Release Dates: February, 1985
2008 (reissue)
ISBNs: 055324745X / 9780553247459
0553260626 / 9780553260625
1933390255 / 9781933390253 (reissue)
Length:118 pages (original), 134 pages (Australian edition with contest winners), 125 pages plus glossary (reissue)
Number of Endings:29
User Summary: You're a photographer working in the field on an article about rare gorillas for African Naturalist magazine.
Demian's Thoughts: This book is the author's first and is apparently based partially on his real-life experiences. For some reason I failed to find the book terribly engaging, though it's well-written and has some good moments. Perhaps the problem is simply that this book isn't nearly as outlandish as the last few and feels too restrained in comparison. It might also be that the reader has very little control in the story; often your choices involve who to follow rather than where to lead people, and quite a few major events happen without allowing you any input.

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Good's Thoughts: I found this impossible to really get into.
There's few action parts, which get cut too short.
Rating: 2/10

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Errata:The reissue states "26 possible endings" on the cover, but it has 29 endings just like the original.
Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the Australian cover scans.
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