I usally approach non-fiction books as an informational read, a learning experience no matter how boring. On this I was intrigued by some of the rave reviews so I took a chance.
It turned out to be a exciting, can't put down book. It was a learning experience about the exciting and different and dangerous word of deep sea wreck divers that I was unaware of. If that sounds like "who cares!" I guarantee you will find it most intriging. Their adventure in finding the boat and indentifying it was like a mystery.
For you WWII buffs it brought you through the experience of what it was like to go on a UBoat mission in the waning days of WWI when they knew there was an 80% chance of never returning and how that involved their families.
This was so unusual, it evolved into a program shown on NOVA and is in the process of becoming a movie. I sent for the DVD on PBS.org and am waiting for the movie.
The story just rolls along and one I hated to see end. Itis read by Michael Pritchard, my favorite reader from my Books on Tape Days
I normally don't write reviews but I was not happy with this book. It took some wadeing through the myriad characters and plots but you always hope for the satisfactory conclusion. This book kind of shut off without any resolution of the "happily ever after" section. The so called "epilog" usually is where you tie things up but this just gave you more of the same. I guess he wants to continue the same plot in another sequel
Lot of hard trolling for no reward!
This book has everything. The plot is unusual, the writing both humorous and well done. The plot has many surprises and is full of action.
While I have never written a review before, I felt that this book was so good that I had to pass my "must read" on. It was one of those you hope never ends.
While I am not versed in evaluating its literary style and merits all I know is that it is one of the most compelling books I have read in a long time. And as a dedicated Audible User, that's alot of books!!
I was disappointed in this book as it didn't seem to be be typical John Grisham as I remember it. It was fraught with local color and you pretty much got the idea what it is like to live in a Southern backwater town. The characters are developed to the nines but there doesn't seem to be any strong direction to the book.
Having said all this, the book is not boring but you wonder where it is going. The plot seems too simple and you keep waiting for the shoe to drop.
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