The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into

The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Bernie Chowdhury, L. J. Ganser, HarperAudio: Audible Audiobooks La definirei un opera magna non si limita alla disgrazia in se cui in realt sono dedicate solo poche pagine, ma esamina nei dettagli la vita dei personaggi ed e in effetti un trattato enciclopedico sui materiali, gas e tecniche di immersione Per un sub e un MUST READ Non gli ho dato 5 anche se forse le meriterebbe perch un po prolisso. I am nearly at the end of the book The story is gripping and engaging, the technical diving terms are all well explained and should not get in the way of the non diver wishing to read the book.What annoyed me was that the writer repeated a lot of facts in several sections of the book, recounting the same tales multiple times The flow of the story was not well maintained Compared to Raising the Dead by Phillip Finch, which I also read, this book is poorly written.Having said that, if you can brush over these imperfections, the book is still well worth reading. A book which told the story of the Rouse family with all the good and bad bits It opened up my eyes to the world of deep water scuba diving as it was in the early 90 s and just after, the lengths and danger some people will go to in a bid to fur fill the dreams, which in many cause they sadly paid for with their lives.This is a really good book which, once I started to read found it very difficult to put down A great price, fast delivery A subject not known by everyone but what a great book of facts this is, very sad in this this game break the rules and you are dead unless you are very lucky I am an ex firefighter from a city brigade and breathing apparatus was the name of my game I was in, I broke the rules 3 times and nearly paid the price, underwater carries the same rules.A good book everyone needs to read this book, Bernie Chowdhury did a brilliant job in writing it.Regards.. A must read for all divers Compelling, compassionate and highly educational Reminds me why I m not a technical diver This book is a factual account of deep wreck diving off NE USA and the fatal consequences for divers who bend the rules of safe diving Very harrowing at times especially to readers familiar with this type of diving Only criticism is that sometimes the author gets bogged down in fine detail. A fantastic read for any diver, especially if you have previously read Shadow Divers Robert Kurson It s one of those books that are hard to put down Die Vorfreude auf dieses Buch war gro der Titel ist vielversprechend, vor allem weil es sich um einen realen Vorfall handelt, leider ist der Titel mit auch schon das beste daran.Was die beiden Taucher Vater und Sohn in nur zwei Jahren mit ihrer gro en Unterwasserleidenschaft erleben, lernen und vor allem Fehler machen, ist beeindruckend Leider ist die Art, wie der Autor dies beschreibt, voller Angebereien, Wiederholungen und unwichtiger Details So wird mehrere Male von den Autounf llen des Sohnes und der wirtschaftlichen Miesere des Unternehmens des Vaters berichtet Die Exkurse, die verschiedene technische Tauchprozedere und Richtlinien f r sicheres Tauchen beschreiben, sind informativ, teilweise jedoch einfach zu abstrakt verfasst Nicht Taucher d rften es schwer haben, hier mitzukommen.Es ist erstaunlich wie oft in diesem Buch von oft m nnlichen berheblichkeiten, Angebereien und schlechten Gewohnheiten beim Tauchen berichtet wird Da wundert es mich als Taucherin nicht, dass so viele Unf lle mit fatalen Folgen passieren Ich gehe sogar soweit zu sagen, w ren die beiden Taucher nicht Vater Sohn, sondern Mutter Tochter, w ren sie noch am Leben.Ein Buch, das Taucher zum Nachdenken zwingen soll und uns erinnern soll, wie schnell es vorbei sein kann wenn man berheblich und schlecht geplant ins Wasser steigt Aber auch eine Erinnerung an alle, dass das Tauchen ein extrem sicherer Sport ist, wenn man die Regeln befolgt.Alles in allem ist das Buch gezeichnet durch einen schlechten Schreibstil, Wiederholungen und viel Dummheit. Without taking anything away from Chowdhury s expertise and experiences as diver, he has reached levels most of us will never get near the book for me drags and is a quite frustrating read at times.The crux of the book is sold as the fatal last dive of the Rouses However, the book is far too long and drawn out for the content Chowdhury doesn t reach the fatal dive until almost the last chapter and then it is scimmed over quickly Hence the most dramatic aspect of the book is over very quickly leaving you, without sounding morbid , feeling somewhat sort changed Maybe it was out of respect for the dead but why write a book advertised around their fatal last dive and then barely touch the subject Chowdbury would have been better writing a magazine article if he had wanted to focus on just that fateful dive keeping it short and too the point Or advertise his book as an exploration into the diving community and it experimentation in new techniques during the late 80 s early 90 s He simply doesn t have enough material and your left with pages and pages of rather boring fleshing out It may as well be an autobiography on both himself and the Rouse s which is interesting at times but is not why I bought the book.As another reviewer mentioned there is so much irrelevant information and bizarre tangents in an attempt to flesh out the book I m reading a book on diving I don t wish to know about his fathers career as a scientist etc The are huge areas of repetition on dive tables, gas effects under pressure, how decompression sickness occurs, once I ve read it once I ve got it, I became frustrated when such information appears again and again and goes on for pages I landed up skipping through huge chunks as I d read it all before in the previous chapter.The writing is very melodramatic and over the top at times Using war zone analogies with reference to deep diving I found both cringing and quite insulting is merely one example I understand it is a very extreme sport and takes a strong minded individual to dive the way these men and woman do but the constant descriptive glorification regarding them is both cheesy and unnecessary.Sadly, with his overly dramatic references and long winded writing style I feel Chowdbury has missed the mark with this book Although, if your after a sort of semi autobiography and the challenges of pioneering tech diving it might be up your street.Philip Finch s Raising the Dead about Dave Shaw s final dive, is a fantastic example of a book written around what some would deem a relatively short piece of subject matter It is informative, cohesive, gripping and to the point about diving to much greater depths without any glorification or melodrama If your after a non fiction thriller on diving you literally can t put down look no further. 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 underfeet 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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