Close to Shore

The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 (Adapted for Young People edition)
Narrated by: Taylor Mali
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: History, Americas
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The summer of 1916 was brutally hot, driving thousands to the Jersey Shore to indulge in the newfangled activity of swimming in the ocean, and a good swimmer could strut his stuff in front of an appreciative audience. But happiness turned to horror as a killer invaded this idyllic scene - with never a warning and showing no mercy to its victims. Soon the beaches were filled with screams as this monster of the sea dragged unsuspecting vacationers down under the waves, chomping off limbs and leaving pools of blood and horrified onlookers in its wake.

How many deaths would it take before the truth about this terrifying monster would be known? History and hubris. Drama and daring. Science and sizzle. It's all here in one package, brought to life by the extraordinary voice of Taylor Mali.

©2002 Michael Capuzzo (P)2010 AudioGO

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Great historical book

Living close to the Jersey towns in which these attacks occurred, I found it fascinating to read of the events in 1916!

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White sharks are your friends

Fabulous I enjoyed every minute. The reader was perfect. I felt as if I were swimming along with the shark