The Last Dive

  • by Bernie Chowdhury
  • Narrated by L. J. Ganser
  • 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.
Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses, explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward - and sometimes beyond - the limits of human endurance.

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Great story destroyed by a heavy breather

A great review and story of people and their willingness to encounter fear and the potentially fatal. Made me do some self reflection. Great read.
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- Greg Grant

Who's Last Dive

This book seem to be more about the author and his embellished accomplishments then the Rouses. His speculation on what they did on their last dive was almost comical seeing his wasn't even there. Hearing the narrator take deep breaths at every sentence made this a painful book to listen to.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio