Friday, August 4, 2023

Whalefall

 

Author: Daniel Kraus

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Publication date: August 8, 2023

🐋 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 🐋

Wow! I was on the edge of my seat listening to this book. I couldn’t put it down. Thank you @simon.audio for the #gifted copy.

Jay Gardiner often had a rocky relationship with his father, who was a legendary diver. Jay, grieving and guilt ridden after his father’s suicide, thinks the only way to heal his family is by finding and recovering his father’s bones from the ocean. He makes a dangerous solo dive off the coast of Monastery Beach. And then everything goes horribly wrong. He encounters an elusive giant squid. Jay marvels at the sight, until an enormous sperm whale, hunting the giant squid, appears. Jay gets caught by one of the squid’s tentacles and dragged into whale’s mouth as it feeds on the squid. Jay’s swallowed by the behemoth.  From there it’s a race against time until his Jay’s air runs out. 

I’d characterize this book as a thriller/survival story with a very literary feel to it. Author Daniel Kraus’s writing is deep and powerful. His characters are layered and complex-especially Jay’s father. Kraus must have done a ton of research for this book. He doesn’t overwhelm readers with the technical aspects of diving or the biology of sea creatures, but the information he provides is essential to the story. I thought it also fit perfectly into Jay’s and his dad’s personalities. I also really enjoyed Kirby Heybourne’s narration. I know this one will be one of my top ten books this year. 

Whalefall is out on Tuesday, August 8. You don’t want to miss this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

QOTD: Let’s do predictive text! I scuba diving and saw_______. 

I went scuba diving and saw a couple of people with their feet in the air. 😀 

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