The Whale Warriors by Peter Heller audiobook

The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals

By Peter Heller
Read by James Boles

Tantor Audio 9781416532460

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200140350

  • ISBN: 9798200140343

  • ISBN: 9798200140367

Runtime: 10.91 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the tradition of The Perfect Storm, The Whale Warriors takes us on a hair-raising journey aboard a whale-saving pirate ship with a vigilante crew whose mission is to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy remote seas off Antarctica. For two months, journalist Peter Heller rode aboard the vegan pirate ship Farley Mowat as it stalked its prey—a Japanese whaling fleet—through the storms and ice of Antarctica. The ship is black, flies under a jolly roger, and carries members of the Sea Shepherd Society, a radical environmental group who are willing to die to stop illegal whale hunting. The Sea Shepherd ship, led by the charismatic Captain Paul Watson—a modern-day anti-Ahab—takes extreme risks in defense of whales and ratchets up the stakes. The ship is almost sunk twice, once in a force gale. Heller re-creates a nail-biting showdown when Watson and the crew attempt to ram an enormous Japanese whaling ship on the high seas, trying to tear open its hull with a steel blade called a "can opener." The crews on board both ships know that there will be no assistance in this desolate part of the ocean. In thirty-five-foot seas, it is a deadly game of Antarctic chicken and a fast-paced, rollicking adventure in which the stakes cannot be higher.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Shocking and repulsing, Heller’s adventures will inspire many readers to agree that ‘If the oceans are dying in our time, and we kill them … we should have committed a crime so heinous we shall not ever be redeemed.’” Publishers Weekly
Heller's writing is energetic and bold, at times a swashbuckling adventure, at others a portrait of a determined eco-warrior, at others a heart-rending expose on the cruelty of whalers. Publishers Weekly
“The reader rides the rush of adrenaline and understands their dedication and passion.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Heller

Author Bio: Peter Heller

Peter Heller is the bestselling author of The Painter and The Dog Stars, among others. An award-winning adventure writer and a longtime contributor to NPR, he is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure and a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Kook, The Whale Warriors, and Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in both fiction and poetry.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English