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4.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Heller, James Boles Narrator: James Boles Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the tradition of The Perfect Storm, The Whale Warriors takes us on a hair-raising journey aboard a whale-saving pirate ship with a vigilante crew whose mission is to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy remote seas off Antarctica. 

For two months, journalist Peter Heller rode aboard the vegan pirate ship Farley Mowat as it stalked its prey—a Japanese whaling fleet—through the storms and ice of Antarctica. The ship is black, flies under a jolly roger, and carries members of the Sea Shepherd Society, a radical environmental group who are willing to die to stop illegal whale hunting. 

The Sea Shepherd ship, led by the charismatic Captain Paul Watson—a modern-day anti-Ahab—takes extreme risks in defense of whales and ratchets up the stakes. The ship is almost sunk twice, once in a force gale. Heller re-creates a nail-biting showdown when Watson and the crew attempt to ram an enormous Japanese whaling ship on the high seas, trying to tear open its hull with a steel blade called a “can opener.” The crews on board both ships know that there will be no assistance in this desolate part of the ocean. In thirty-five-foot seas, it is a deadly game of Antarctic chicken and a fast-paced, rollicking adventure in which the stakes cannot be higher.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shocking and repulsing, Heller’s adventures will inspire many readers to agree that ‘If the oceans are dying in our time, and we kill them … we should have committed a crime so heinous we shall not ever be redeemed.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The reader rides the rush of adrenaline and understands their dedication and passion.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katy | 8/5/2010

    " I loved this book. I learned so much and want to do more to help the oceans. Great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thico | 7/8/2010

    " Una bellissima storia di mare, ma soprattutto la cronaca di un moderno Don Chisciotte che lotta contro i mulini a vento delle multinazionali giapponesi.
    La differenza è che mentre il personaggio letterario si è perso nella sua follia, Paul Watson i suoi mulini a vento li abbatte sul serio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karla | 6/1/2010

    " A very one sided argument; however, it is an argument that barely gets any recognition in the media, and is often discounted as ‘greenie’ propaganda.

    Although I am a bit of greenie sympathiser myself, so I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Enough said.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindsay | 5/15/2010

    " Fantastic view of what it is like to be on the Sea Shepherd. Deals well with the arguments against whale hunting but also leaves you with some ambiguous feelings about the methods. "

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