46, father of two, son of two continents. A skeptic in Rome. That's me bathing, next time please knock...
This book was a good "time off" from more mentally challenging reads. It has interesting parts although at times the "awsomeness" of the watermen and their heroics is a bit repetitive and overdone. They are certainly people that are passionate about what they do and are completely honest about it but, bottom line, they ride those monsters out of free will. I personally found more interesting the parts regarding rescue teams and other water professionals and I think the book could have given those a bit more attention.
She could have been more forgiving about the "dude talk" of certain characters.
Yes it was, I enjoyed it.
The book was fun and it gives some easy insight on several topics regarding climate change and hazards at sea. Also the stories of some wave riding accomplishments are honestly fun to listen to and I couldn't help feeling respect for all the book's characters. The narrator does a good job even considering the "dude" parts. I gave three overall stars due the lack of a message... or maybe I didn't get it, so I suggest you try read it if you haven't.
You will enjoy it.
It would rank among one of my favourite books all time.
Similar to John Krakauer. The author documents their research, while telling a story, to complete a journey.
Just pure enjoyment. I learned a lot. I was inspired. I was awed and amazed.
I like the audio in general and I never read this book in the print
stories about lardge wave surfers
good job in general
It scared me...
I listened to 'The Wave' while sailing my 28ft sailing boat from The Bahama's to Louperon, Dominican Republic. It was great to listen to throughout the nights, and a little eerie to think of what was going on in the deep depths below my little home. With no land or anyone else in site, I was completely en captured in 'The Wave'. I highly recommend it, especially to friends sharing a similar experience.
Absolutely great. The reader can't seem to pronounce any Hawaiian name, and she also has trouble with simple nautical terms, but despite that annoyance the listen is excellent. Susan Casey wrote a terrific book.
I learned more than I ever wanted to know about surfing and I didn't finish the book. Kudos to the promoters of this book as it caught my attention but couldn't keep my attention. Oh well you win some you lose some. Worth losing
Susan Casey's enthusiasm for her subject carries you along. Using big-wave surfers to link interesting historical material and climate science is effective. Particularly liked the visit to Lloyds of London. Good, solid reporting with an eye for telling details.
From every perspective, this is a fantastic book. It is a non-fictional book, with the interest and fun of a fictional one. The narrator has a authorative voice for the non-fiction aspect and a authentic voice for the accents she gives the stories real life characters: everyone from the marine scientists, to the Lloyds of London insurance agents and to the surfers that have ridden these previously unconfirmed giant rogue ocean waves. Instantly became one of my favorite books. I highly recommend it to everyone, with and without a science education or background.
Entirely too much surfer-worship. Way too much. Childish man-children, unable to converse in a dialect other than teenager slang. "Braa"? Seriously . . . these are men in their 40's. Please. One gets the impression that conversations and interviews quickly turn into performances staged for the author.
Even the simple science is questionable. " . . knots per hour . . "? The amount of time to fall 120 feet is not 4 seconds, and is not accomplished at 32 feet-per-second. This is the simple stuff, and is fraught with error. On second thought, maybe it's a good thing wave science was avoided . . . . .