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Item - Search for the Mountain Gorillas

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Combined Summary

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 41
Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) — no. 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: Donploypetch, Jintanan (ChooseCo reissue edition - cover)
Nugent, Suzanne (ChooseCo reissue edition - interior)
Wing, Ron (Original edition, Australian edition)
Dates: February, 1985 (Original edition)
2008 (ChooseCo reissue edition)
ISBNs: 055324745X / 9780553247459 (Australian edition)
0553260626 / 9780553260625 (Original edition)
1933390255 / 9781933390253 (ChooseCo reissue edition)
Length: 134 pages (with contest winners) (Australian edition)
125 pages plus glossary (ChooseCo reissue edition)
118 pages (Original edition)
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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