Wouldn't know, I haven't read the book.
I liked it very much.
It made me wonder about a lot of things. I spent day dreaming about the Farallon Islands while I wasn't listening. Until...
I gave it three stars, because it states that the "Cousteaus" were near the Islands just waisting time and lounging on their boat. This was Jean Michelle Cousteau, which is NOT Captain Jaques Ives Cousteau, the icon of underwater filming and investigation. Captain Cousteau died during a terrible legal battle with his son Jean Michelle over the dispute of using the "Cousteau" name for a Resort in Fiji. Captain Cousteau spent his life innovating diving and underwater investigation and documentation on film, protecting the oceans and it's inhabitants, getting laws to pass for protection of the environment and basically giving us the beginning of all knowledge of undersea exploration, not to mention the Aqualung (S.C.U.B.A., Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus), and all of sport diving. Although Jean Michelle is his son, he was, and never will be similar to his father.
It was almost a five star... almost...
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