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This is the greatest book. Someone gave it to me. I posted it without reading it, and decided to pick it up and read it, and just finished it.
SOUNDING takes us into the extraordinary mind and emotions of the magnificent sperm whale, an aging bull roaming the waters of the Atlantic. Troubled and separated from his herd, the whale wants to fulfill his one obsessive desire -- to communicate with the human race and learn why they can be both vicious hunters and frolicking playmates.
Far away, on a doomed Russian nuclear submarine, Lieutenant Peter Rostov, the sonar officer and a classical musician, is spending what he's sure are his last days listening to the beautiful "sounding" of the whale.
In the amazing climax to this unique novel, man and whale come together -- and a magnificent destiny is fulfilled.
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My husband read this book years ago and could never find another copy of it. So that was the first thing he asked me to find when I joined. And I did. He was so excited to be able to read it again. I think he actually has 2 copies now. I need to see if he will let me post the other one. :)