This book was a wonderful and exciting piece of non fiction. Cussler takes the reader on a wonderful journey back in time to experience the lives and deaths of ships and their crews. The reader is then transported to present day when Cussler describes his adventures as he and teams of other dedicated people try to hunt down these lost vessels. Some hunts are successful and some are not, but each story is captivating and makes this book a real page turner.
Non-fiction by the master of NUMA adventures.
This is the second book of Clive Cussler\'s true stories. I love scuba diving and this book held my interest through the entire book
I enjoy history and his searches in the book provided me with quite a few bits if information about famous ships thjat I had not heard about before. I hope to read the other Sea Hunters book before long.
Good book if you like nautical-type writing. Cussler is not my favorite author.
clive cussler writes novels to finance his search for sunken ships. This book describes several of these expeditions.
Outstanding. Don't forget to look for the cameo!
Anything by Clive Cussler is great!
Very exciting and informative book. Clive Cussler lives up to his high standard here.
MORE CLIVE CUSTLER SHIP HUNTING EXPEDITIONS
This is a very good recount of the adventures of the real-life NUMA organization founded by Clive Cussler.
Love the blend of fiction with factual history.
some more real life treasure hunting
This nonfiction book is just as exciting as his novel!
This book is the sequel to The Sea Hunters, which totally fascinated me and is still one of my favorite books. However, I didn't find Sea Hunters II nearly as fascinating. It follows the same style. Each chapter tells about a famous wreck, first a fictional retelling of the story that made the ship famous and the story of it's wreck, and the the non-fiction story of the search for the wreck.
Maybe it was the fact that most of the wrecks talked about in this book aren't all that famous. Or that many of the wrecks in this book either (1) weren't found, or (2) weren't ships. Actually I think Cussler just spent too much time on the fictional retelling of the wrecks' stories, and not enough on the non-fictional part about the search for the wreck.
Several stories in the book fascinated me just as much as the original, though - the stories about Carpathia (the ship that rescued the survivors from Titanic) and the White Bird (the French plane that reportedly made the trans-Atlantic flight just weeks before Lindbergh did, but crashed before the flight was totally completed). For those two stories alone I would have read this book.
This was a fantastic CD. I just wish I could find The Sea Hunters I.