Three men set out on the adventure of a lifetime when they decided to raft down the Amazon from its source high in the Andes to its mouth on the Atlantic coast of South America. The journey from source to sea had only ever been completed by three people before them, all of them assisted by first-class training, state of the art equipment and six figure budgets. They were attempting the epic journey with fourteen thousand Australian dollars between them, some second-hand camping gear, a couple of weeks training in white water rafting and large dose of blind optimism. "Three Men in a Raft" is both a travel book and an adventure story, laced with humour, danger and vivid description. Like a strange hybrid of "Survivor" and Jerome K. Jerome, "Three Men in a Raft" is unlikely, endearing and enthralling.