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W. P. Brown

Toronto
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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 63
  • 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

Legal Drama - better than fiction

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-14

Would you consider the audio edition of War of the Whales to be better than the print version?

This is not a 5 star for just this reason; the book jumps through many different time frames to tell anecdotes and give background, all of which are useful and appropriate, but which are harder to pull off in an audio format.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Legal drama, like it really is. Its all about risk, shades of grey and hard work.

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