Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
|New from||Used from|
Kurson's chronicle of an extraordinary deep-sea discovery makes for a captivating audio experience. In 1991, divers John Chatterton and Rich Kohler came across the buried remains of a German submarine just off the coast of New Jersey. Unable to identify the ship and mystified as to its origins, the two men became obsessed with learning where the U-boat came from and what brought it to the bottom of the sea. Although the story's set-up, which comprises most of the first disc, drags, the pace picks up when the partners begin traveling the world, digging up clues. Reader Scott uses character voices but keeps them subdued, even when dealing with the salty language of the seamen. This is a wise move, since there's plenty of drama inherent in the text; lengthy and detailed passages describing deep-water dives, and the horrible things that can go wrong with them, evoke mental pictures that are atmospheric and downright claustrophobic at times. A segment featuring interviews with Chatterton and Kohler rounds out this satisfying audio edition.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Deep-wreck divers are used to operating with almost no headroom and in zero visibility, navigating by touch alone; it is a compliment to be told "When you die, no one will ever find your body." Despite the dangers, wreck divers are typically weekend warriors, men who leave families and jobs behind to test themselves at two hundred feet down. Kurson's exciting account centers on two divers, John Chatterton and Robert Kohler, who in 1991 found an unidentified U-boat embedded in the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey. The task of identifying it leads them to Germany, Washington, D.C., and the darkest corners of the submarine itself. Some of the most haunting moments occur on land, as when the divers research the lives of the doomed German sailors whose bones they swim among. Once underwater, Kurson's adrenalized prose sweeps you along in a tale of average-guy adventure.
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was a fantastic account of a story I previously knew nothing about. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys history and/or adventure.Published 1 day ago by Dan
Shadow Divers is a true account of deep sea scuba divers. Besides learning the hazards of this type of sport, it is also a mystery which is solved by the tenacity of 2 divers who... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Charles J. Shaw
This is one of the best books that I have ever read. I am a bit of a World War II buff and greatly enjoy reading biographies that center on the time period. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jessica McGee
This book was riveting and I was reading it everywhere. I am from Point Pleasant, NJ which is right next to Brielle so that played into my desire to consume this book but there's... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jersey Girl
A great read. Takes you underwater on each dive and helps you to see clearly the dangers in diving!Published 8 days ago by Pat Citro
If you like history, diving, adventure and suspense you will love this book like I did! Couldn't wait to see what happened next.Published 9 days ago by Kindle Customer
An adventure which informs on many levels, educating the reader about diving for wrecks, scuba diving in general, naval battles, various relationships and friendships, adversity,... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Irene