Before I found audio books, I was not what you would call an avid reader. Now I am addicted.
I never read anything more than once but if that should ever change, Shadow Divers would make the list of the ones that I would rad again.
I'd rather not compare this book with other mainly because I've read so few books in this genre
The voices of the characters were believable and varied from one another so much as to make one forget that only one person was reading.
It made me fear for those divers. I am a diver but I never go deeper than 120 ft
As a diver, I appreciated the technical detail and accuracy as well as the truthful portrayal of the people who do this type of diving.
Mesmerizing, historically accurate
The information regarding wreck diving
The initial discovery of the type of underwater wreck
I listen to books while driving and working out. With this book, I found myself sitting in the driveway not wanting to stop listening! This book is very well written and researched. I really enjoyed the interview with the divers at the end of the book. Make sure you listen to past the author's end notes to get to the interview - it is well worth it. Also, Michael Pritchard did a great job narrating this book.
Amazing story, superbly written, and terrifically performed. My favorite audiobook to date. I'm very glad I decided to listen to the unabridged version as I couldn't get enough of this one.
What makes this book stand out are three things:
1. It is real story
2. Writing style, makes it sound like a novel vs a biographical account. This is especially hard to accomplish with historical books.
3. Story and Characters are equally captivating
The author managed to create suspense and riveting character development.
One of the best stories I have ever experienced!
Although I usually love books that introduce me to the obsessions of others, this book--which seems aimed at men enamored with machines and World War II history--focuses a bit TOO much on tedious details. Spoiler warning: Not much is ever actually discovered in the wreck of the German U-boat itself, which, after the incredible the build-up, was disappointing. I did gain new appreciation for the horrible risks involved in deep-sea diving and serving in the German Navy on a U-Boat assigned to the United States. But I'm sure I'd have been equally enlightened had I chosen the abridged version.
Drama, intensity, adventure!
Great book always kept me on the edge wondering what would happen next. The perfect mix of giving the background of the characters mixed in with the story, presumably accurate factual information, well researched and expertly told. Fantastic book. I found myself working longer hours sometimes just so I could listen to another chapter. You won't regret this one. Buy it!
Non-fiction, fiction--I read widely. Except bodice rippers. I'd rather pull my own eyelashes out than read romance. Avid, happy reader.
This is a thrilling story that you will have a difficult time putting down. I love nonfiction, and this is one of those true stories that reads like excellent fiction. Fascinating, fast-paced, great characters, terrific story--you wil not be disappointed with this book!
Oh--and PS--the interview with the book's author and two main characters is definitely worth listening to at the end.
Maybe, never read the print version
Discovering the identity of the mystery U-Boat
Yes, but that was not possible
Riveting - brings you into the world of Atlantic Wreck Divers
This book is outstanding! It is one of the best WWII stories I have have ever heard. Please get this audiobook. You will not be disappointed. The narrator is also great. There is a bonus interview with the two main characters at the end of the book that you also must hear.