If you look at my reading list you'll see I'm eclectic, but this is probably not one you'd think would be there. But it is New Jersey history and I like know as much as I can about my home state. A lot of weird things happen in New Jersey. Michael Capuzzo told the story from the timeline of the shark and the people the shark was about to encounter. It was a novel approach. The shark was more "confirmed" gone more by lack of attacks than by acceptance that he had been killed. I feel Mr. Capuzzo tried to tell an unbiased story. This allowed me to unravel how sharks got their differing reputations. It was also fun to see the genesis for the story of Jaws. I recommend the book.
I couldn't even make it through the first cd. The story kept jumping around and was difficult to follow.
outstanding book; could not wait to get back in my car. Historical contextualization made a thrilling story all the more interesting.
Very exciting well read book. Great mixture of history and marine biology. I rooted for the shark.
This exciting thriller is very well written with information I did not know about 1910's. The writer leads the reader/listener in suspenseful journey as one sees the dangers and how they could have been prevented. I truly enjoyed the book and the hard copy of it is read by may of my friends.
A very good book. For readers who like an interesting story, this is one of the best I've encountered. The author takes the known facts and makes reasonable conclusions, and really seems to have a flair for capturing the spirit of the early 20th Century.
Very interesting story, particularly if you have both an interest in Sharks and Jersey Shore geography
Michael Capuzzo is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Close to Shore" and a former feature writer for the "Philadelphia Inquirer" and the "Miami Herald". His stories have appeared in "Esquire, Sports Illustrated", and "Life". He lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia.