Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0739311980 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0739311999 $27.50 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0-7393-1200-6 $12.95
This epic account of the discovery, by two recreational scuba divers, of a German U-boat more than 200 feet below the Atlantic's surface, off the New Jersey coast, is more than the recounting of an unusual exploit. Blending history, science, and technology, this intellectual odyssey is dappled with the human element, so vital to the tale of sometimes rivals who band together to find answers to questions no one would have imagined asking. There is an ominous tone to this story of discovery and loss, a looming sense of danger. Listeners cannot help but be riveted by actor-director Campbell Scott's clipped, sonorous, authoritative narration, which fits so perfectly with a chronicle set largely in the ocean's depths. M.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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