• by James Nestor
  • Narrated by James Nestor
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.
An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014. A Scientific American Recommended Read.
Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable and often hidden potential - including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world - and in ourselves.


What the Critics Say

"Fascinating, informative, exhilarating." (Wall Street Journal)
"A journey well worth taking." (New York Times Book Review)
"Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places." (Dallas Morning News)


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Customer Reviews

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One of the best audible books i listened to

i myself am a recreational free diver and hence my interest in this book. i started listening to it with a skeptical mindset but soon it changed. i simply could not stop listening to it until the very end. well written, well narrated, factual and extremely extremely interesting.
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- Abhishek

Blueprint to the Deep

James Nestor jas perfectly woven facts and science with immersive storytelling!! Felt like I was there
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios