5th out of 47 books — 10 voters
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Deep Blue: Stories of Shipwreck, Sunken Treasure, and Survival
Deep Blue is a book about things that go wrong at sea (and under the sea), and what happens when they do. It features the best writing from the literature of shipwrecks, nautical survival, and cannibalism as well as tales of submarine adventure including an excerpt from Peter Maas's The Terrible Hours. In addition to such authors as Neil Hanson and Gary Kinder, Deep Blue i...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 29th 2001 by Da Capo Press
(first published May 10th 2001)
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Needed a short audio book that might appeal to my husband as well. This is what I found...I knew it contained excerpts of classics so I feel like I can't hold that against it? I don't read classics very much and I'd rather listen to an entire book... That being said, I knew what I was getting into..Some stories were easier to get into than others. I borrowed this from my library. We loved the Treasure Island excerpt and want to listen to the whole thing.
I listened to this as a book on tape. It was entertaining and for those who love the sea and pirates, this would be for them. I would find this not as exciting to read. The exerpts from other books were too long and at times, tedious. It did give me a taste of "Moby Dick" and "Treasure Island".