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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the listener onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters.

©2004 Trevor Corson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Fascinating look at lobsters, Maine lobstr fishery

What did you like best about this story?

Provided a balance between the science and the people behind both the science and the lobstering. I learned a great deal and also got a sense of the history of lobstering in Maine.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Major mispronunciations throughout that should have been caught.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but I looked forward to my commute because of it.

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Excellent. But learn New England place names.

This was great. Very interesting, informative, and articulate. The narrator's mispronouncement of Mt. Desert Island (although spelled Desert, it is pronounced like the word dessert), got a bit annoying for this native Mainer. But otherwise the narration was wonderful.

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Finding out information

Who knew? I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It covers information about lobsters "Down East".