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Deep Audiobook

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves

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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.
An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014. A Scientific American Recommended Read.

Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable and often hidden potential - including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world - and in ourselves.

©2014 James Nestor (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fascinating, informative, exhilarating." (Wall Street Journal)

"A journey well worth taking." (New York Times Book Review)

"Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places." (Dallas Morning News)

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    Thomas BRIDGEPORT, WV, United States 11-29-16
    Thomas BRIDGEPORT, WV, United States 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "what a great book with scientific information"

    I love the book it was very interesting to listen to I also came away with a greater understanding of the Sea and the great animals that live there I agree with the author but I think the sea animals are smarter than men I only hope that someday soon we all wake up and save our oceans


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    chris 11-04-16
    chris 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great info and adventure!"

    Originally just bought this for the bits on freediving but found the information on deep sea and the life that inhabits it to be very interesting and have even used this info in recent conversations

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    Abhishek Zurich, Switzerland 09-22-16
    Abhishek Zurich, Switzerland 09-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best audible books i listened to"

    i myself am a recreational free diver and hence my interest in this book. i started listening to it with a skeptical mindset but soon it changed. i simply could not stop listening to it until the very end. well written, well narrated, factual and extremely extremely interesting.

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    Amazon Customer 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Blueprint to the Deep"

    James Nestor jas perfectly woven facts and science with immersive storytelling!! Felt like I was there

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    joe fernandez 09-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Freedivers handbook to a better life!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Deep to be better than the print version?

    for me yes. I can stay better focused via audible....listening is better for me after visual. Reading is only if i have no other choice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    it connects the real essence and importance of the Ocean with who we are as humans....


    What about James Nestor’s performance did you like?

    Loved it....excellent writer...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    Like more books on the subject of freediving and spearfishing.

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    Amazon Customer seattle 08-28-16
    Amazon Customer seattle 08-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "must read!!!"

    this is a must-read book for anyone who loves the ocean. fantastically written a journey into the deep exploring the ocean and human capabilities. more importantly how we can interact with the ocean life.

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