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The legendary explorer of the Titanic shares inside stories of danger, suspense, and discovery - plus previously untold stories about his own dyslexia and how it has shaped his life. 

Best known for finding the doomed ship Titanic, celebrated adventurer Robert Ballard has a lifetime of stories about exploring the ocean depths. Now he gets personal, telling the stories behind his most exciting discoveries - including how a top-secret naval mission provided the opportunity for his Titanic discovery - and opens up about his private tragedies. He frankly recounts the struggles he has worked through, rising to prominence as a scientist whose celebrity drew academic scorn. And he reveals the triumph and agony in the years after his Titanic find: While media around the world clamored for interviews, he grappled with the death of his 20-year-old son and the collapse of his marriage amid academic and military career demands. Finally, he addresses his late-in-life discovery of his own dyslexia, which he now sees as a gift that has shaped his life and accomplishments. 

Twice a New York Times best-selling author, here Ballard partners with investigative reporter and best-selling author Christopher Drew to tell the dramatic and often surprising stories behind his newsworthy discoveries. Timed to appear as the National Geographic Channel airs a special documentary about Ballard's explorations, Into the Deep will intrigue adventure lovers young and old. Brilliant, insightful, and surprising, Into the Deep is the definitive story of the dangers and discoveries, conflicts and triumphs that have shaped the remarkable life of an American hero.

©2021 Robert D. Ballard (P)2021 National Geographic

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A Study of the Ego

This is the autobiography of a self-centred man who, probably with the help of s ghost writer, has tried desperately to cover up the ugliest parts. Although the stories told are fascinating, the listening left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Thank God, I am not on Robert D. Ballard's team, or in his family.

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Outstanding.

I have been a fan of Dr. Ballard since grade school. This book is a great insight into his life and projects. Even if you haven’t heard of him the story is captivating and relatable for everyone. The emotional depth and thoughtfulness of each of the chapters has a genuine feeling to it that most books don’t even skim anymore.

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A fulfilling listen worthwhile

Good listen while traveling for work. Appreciated by coworker who will purchase a copy. Awesome

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A treasure well worth reading

I don't normally listen to or read autobiographies/memoirs. I only did this one because I was fortunate enough to meet the author. After listening to his story, I can honestly say I'm so glad that I took the time to listen to his story. It is not just an autobiography, but an adventure of a immense proportion. Doctor Ballard is able to transport you through time and space to share the adventures of his life. Dr Ballard also gives insight into the workings of a dyslexic mind. Through his own struggles in learning to focus and overcome, never allowing himself to quit, he gives others the hope and courage to succeed.

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the best

now have go back and down rait other books a gave top ratings. good autobiography, good story, I will listen to it again

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Good book

I was a great book and inspired to do some thing with my life so :)

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The master of exploration delivers again

I was 6 years old when Bob Ballard found the Titanic and I thought he was the coolest person on the planet. Now I'm 42 and find him even cooler because he now lets us know just how human and riddle he is in his autobiography.

This was one of those books that I finished in a few days. I put it on anytime I had a spare moment.

Scott Brick is it good narrator and has a great voice. however, there are a few times that his pauses and inflection made some poignant parts seem saccharine. But overall he did a great job and it seemed like Bob himself was narrating it.

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Incredible

Inspiring and personal. Ballard is like a fictional character in real life. If anything will make you dream again, it's this true story.

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Deeply absorbing

Highly satisfying follow-up to David Mearn's audiobook 'Shipwreck Hunter'. What on earth do I read now?

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  • Jason
  • 10-09-21

really enjoyed

loved this book, beautifully written, fascinating story and great narrator. deep sea exploration, adventure, persistece, history and more

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  • Oldskooladey
  • 08-30-21

too egocentric for me 🥱

started of ok but seemed to just get self absorbed, had high hopes for this sadly