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Shadow Divers (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Shadow Divers - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Robert Kurson, Campbell Scott (Narrator)
The True Adventure of Two Americans Who RIsked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II — For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing themselves against treacherous currents, braving depths that induced hallucinatory effects, navigating through wreckage as perilous ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739320839
ISBN-10: 0739320831
Publication Date: 5/3/2005
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Shadow Divers immediately sucks you into the story, with a ton of unfolding drama and mystery. Where did this sub come from? How did it come to rest off the coast of New Jersey?

I knew nothing about Scuba Diving before I read this book, but that didn't matter. If you're unfamiliar with the sport, Kurson explains everything in detail, but not at the risk of boring you. He does an excellent job tackling the ins and outs so that you're left with an understanding of what's going on and yet you're not overwhelmed.

While balancing technical details, he manages to draw you into a riveting story of discovery and drama. The book revolves around several men intent on discovering the secrets the U-boat left behind; by the end of the book you really feel for these men and all they've experienced in trying to discover the mystery. They really sacrified a lot, as the U-boat wasn't only deadly for her crew, but for a handful of divers who explored her.

Highly recommended. This book started a bit of an avalanche effect for me and I immediately delved into other scuba diving action books like "Deep Descent", "Last Dive", etc.
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great adventure read, in the same vein as perfect storm and into thin air, you won't be able to put it down!
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A true story of a present day mystery. What is a World War II German U-boat doing in the waters off New Jersey, where no German U-boat is supposed to be? Read about the find, and the following six years of exploring the boat, the loss of life in doing so, and the final revelations.
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A John Krakauer-esque account of two divers' quest to identify an unknown submarine found in the northern Atlantic off the U.S. coast. A very informative and great read for anyone who has any interest in diving, or for someone who loves nonfiction adventures.
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Story of a Nazi Sub found where no Nazi sub should have been... A truely killer sub even after its death.
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This was as good a true story as I've ever heard. Well written with just the right mix of fact and author portrayal of events. It is an amazing story of how history sometimes gets distorted by the way events are recorded and then passed on through written texts. Cambell Scott does a great job reading the book too.

Who knew we had German submarines off the New Jersey coast in World War II! How it got here and how it was sunk without anyone knowing about it is part of the joy this book imparts during your reading...
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Very interesting account of the discovery of a u-boat off the NJ coast and the divers who explored it, what they found on it, as well as how they tracked down records to identify which u-boat it was. I especially liked the parts about the personalities and lives of the divers themselves, and what they found out about the dead crew members and their families. Also mentions diving on the Andrea Doria - fascinating!
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Fascinating story. You learn a lot about deepwreck diving, WWII Uboats and the obsession of daring and treacherous divs.

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