Shadow Divers

  • von Robert Kurson
  • Sprecher: Michael Prichard
  • 15 Std. 31 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


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. During that time, three of their colleagues died exploring the wreck, including a father and son team. In 1997, when it all seemed in vain, the two divers came up with a final plan, so dangerous that the book ends with this last dive.


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Why You Should Download This Audiobook: At the heart of this true story are two larger-than-life characters who risk everything to uncover the wreck of a WWII submarine. It is their relationship, friendship, and loyalty that make this more than just a fascinating account about the world of wreck diving. The narration by Michael Prichard is note-perfect: You actually forget that you are being read to, so you are free to experience this amazing story as though you are underwater with the divers and submariners.



""While Kurson doesn't stint on technical detail, lovers of any sort of adventure tale will certainly absorb the author's excellent characterizations, and particularly his balance in describing the combat arm of the Third Reich. Felicitous cooperation between author and subject rings through every page of this rare insightful action narrative." ( Publishers Weekly)"A fascinating look at the sometimes communal, sometimes bitterly competitive psychology of wreck-divers, weekend warriors in wet suits whose dangerous hobby is often an antidote to the frustrations of the workaday world." ( Booklist) "The story told in Robert Kurson's new book features undersea thrills, a gripping mystery, incredible discoveries, true-blue friendship, life-or-death crises and history unfolding....Written with great you-are-there intensity and dynamic verve." ( The New York Times)"From U-boat history to the mortal dangers of diving (disorientation is so common that you wonder only three men drowned on this quest), Kurson explains it all, even as he's spinning a fantastic yarn that happens to be true. All he leaves out are the boring parts." ( Newsweek)


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Normalerweise lese ich meistens Fiktionen. Daher war ich im Vorfeld ziemlich skeptisch als ich über diese "Doku" gestolpert bin - was absolut unbegründet war.

Kaum angefangen, hatte mich die Geschichte in Ihrem Bann. Ich habe weder vom Tauchen, noch von U-Booten wirklich Ahnung, aber das spielte überhaupt keine Rolle. Der Autor hat aus den Aspekten des Wracktauchens, des U-Bootkrieges und jeweiligen Schicksalen und Erlebnissen der beteiligten Personen eine sehr informative, unterhaltsame und spannende Geschichte gewoben. Hut ab!

Der Sprecher hat seine Arbeit auch sehr gut gemacht. Ich kann dieses Hörbuch jedem empfehlen.
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- Bojan Kovacevic

Auch was für nicht taucher

Das buch kann man auch als nicht-taucher hören. Wirklich klasse geschrieben und spannend bis zum schluss. Spätestens nach diesem buch will man einen tauschschein machen.
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- simon

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 24.06.2004
  • Verlag: Books on Tape