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  • Shadow Divers

  • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844

In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPPING!

  • By Douglas on 07-03-04

Very good diving book and a very interesting story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-08

I started diving less than a year ago and haven't been that much into wreck diving. Now the weekend can't come fast enough so I can get back into the deep and visit a new ship! If you are a diver, or have even the slightest interest in diving or world war 2, this is a must read. These divers are among the best and also very risk taking. I wouldn't try their stuff at home but it is amazing to hear how they explore this u-boat and the story that unfolds. Get it and look up the adress to your closest dive shop, you are gonna need it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Titanic's Last Secrets

  • The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler
  • By: John Chatterton, Richie Kohler, Brad Matsen
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? Two of the greatest wreck divers in the world, the heroes of Shadow Divers, solve the mystery of history's greatest wreck. Titanic's Last Secrets peers into the lives of scientists, financiers, adventurers, and industrialists to bring listeners a thrilling and revelatory work of history and contemporary adventure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not much diving but interesting story

  • By Jonas on 10-17-08

Not much diving but interesting story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-08

I got this book the second I saw the names of the Shadow divers in the description. As a diver I really enjoyed Shadow divers and was expecting a similar book in this one. I was pretty dissapointed when I realized this wasn't what the book was about. However, once I got over that Chatterton and Kohler dissapeared after the first hour I found it pretty interesting. Titanics myth and what really happened that cold night almost a hundred years ago, and what led up to it, was a good listen. Fortunately the divers return in the last hour and I got some diving stories after all! As long as you buy this expecting a good history lesson about Titanic and not a diving book you should be ok!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful