Library Ed. Books on Tape 2005
CS ISBN 141592029X $72.00 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 1415921326 $90.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Journalist Susan Casey ventures to the Farrallon Islands, just 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, yet one of the wildest places in the U.S. The islands are home to a magnificent population of great white sharks, and a couple of brave scientists who study them. Casey managed to get unparalleled access to these researchers and spent several weeks observing the sharks, which she writes about with infectious enthusiasm. While this production is ostensibly about sharks, it's really more of a personal story about Casey herself, and for long stretches it's self-indulgent. Fortunately, this flaw is redeemed somewhat by Kimberly Farr's narration--her comfort with the material makes listeners feel like they're listening to Casey herself. D.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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