Kook by Peter Heller audiobook

Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave

By Peter Heller
Read by Mike Chamberlain

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799987833

  • ISBN: 9781799987826

  • ISBN: 9781799987840

Runtime: 10.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

With grit, poetry, and humor, Peter Heller, acclaimed author of The Whale Warriors, recounts his remarkable journey of discovery—of surfing, an entirely new challenge; of the ocean's beauty and power; of the strange surf subculture; of love; and, most of all, of how to seek adventure while crafting a meaningful life.

Having resolved to master a big-hollow wave—that is, to go from kook (surfese for beginner) to shredder—in a single year, Heller travels from Southern California down the coast of Mexico in the company of his girlfriend and the eccentric surfers they meet. Exuberant and fearless, Heller explores the technique and science of surfing the secrets of its culture, and the environmental ravages to the stunning coastline he visits.

As Heller plumbs the working of his own heart and finds joy in both love and surfing, he affords listeners vivid insight into this fascinating world, with all of its perils and pleasures, its absurdity and wonder. Exhilarating, entertaining, and moving, Kook is a love story between a man and his surfboard, a man and his girlfriend, a not-so-old man and the sea.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Heller has learned that surfing is not simply about staying up on your board; it's about love: of a woman, of living, of the sea. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Heller

Author Bio: Peter Heller

Peter Heller is the national bestselling author of The River, Celine, The Painter, and The Dog Stars. The Painter was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the prestigious Reading the West Book Award, and The Dog Stars has been published in twenty-two languages to date. He is also the author of four nonfiction books, including Kook: What Surfing Taught Me about Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave, which was awarded the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature. He holds an MFA degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in poetry and fiction.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English