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  • War of the Whales

  • A True Story
  • By: Joshua Horwitz
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound - and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, a real eye opener

  • By Lucy Wiswall on 07-14-14

So boring I couldn't finish

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Reviewed: 08-16-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This "story" never took off. The extreme detail and lack of any character development made it a chore to listen. I was interested in whales. I like science. This story just didn't have any characters that I could relate to or find any human interest in their adventure.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I enjoy a wide range of books.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did a good job with boring material.

What character would you cut from War of the Whales?

The characters were not interesting in the least

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