The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Survival and Obsession Among America's Great White Sharks, Susan Casey
  • List: $17.50  |  Sale: $12.25
    Club: $8.75
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Survival and Obsession Among America's Great White Sharks

Author: Susan Casey

Narrator: Kimberly Farr

Unabridged: 10 hr 53 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 05/03/2005

Genre: Nature - Marine Life

Synopsis

Travel thirty miles north, south, or east of San Francisco city hall and you'll be engulfed in a landscape of thick traffic, fast enterprise, and six-dollar cappuccinos. Venture thirty miles due west, however, and you will find yourself on what is virtually another planet: a spooky cluster of rocky islands called the Farallones. Journalist Susan Casey was in her living room when she first glimpsed this strange place and its resident sharks, their dark fins swirling around a tiny boat in a documentary. These great whites were the alphas among alphas, the narrator said, some of them topping eighteen feet in length, and each fall they congregated here off the northern California coast. That so many of these magnificent and elusive animals lived in the 415 area code, crisscrossing each other under the surface like jets stacked in a holding pattern, seemed stunningly improbably–and irresistible.

Within a matter of months she was in a seventeen-foot Boston Whaler, being hoisted up a cliff face onto the barren surface of Southeast Farallon Island–part of the group known to nineteenth-century sailors as the "Devil's Teeth." There she joined the two biologists who study the sharks, bunking down in the island's one habitable building, a haunted, 120-year-old house spackled with lichen and gull guano. Less than forty-eight hours later she had her first encounter with the famous, terrifying jaws and was instantly hooked. The Devil's Teeth offers a rare glimpse into the lives of nature's most mysterious predators, and of those who follow them. Here is a vivid dispatch from an otherworldly outpost, a story of crossing the boundary between society and an untamed place where humans are neither wanted nor needed.

Recommended

The Soul of an Octopus A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, Sy Montgomery
The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Sy Montgomery
Published: 05/12/2015

Voices in the Ocean A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins, Susan Casey
Voices in the Ocean
by Susan Casey

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Published: 08/04/2015

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea, Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm
by Sebastian Junger

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Richard Davidson
Published: 01/07/2000

Spineless The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone, Juli Berwald
Spineless
by Juli Berwald

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Juli Berwald
Published: 11/07/2017

The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, Michael Finkel
The Stranger in the Woods
by Michael Finkel

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 03/07/2017

Cradle to Cradle Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough
Cradle to Cradle
by William McDonough

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Published: 08/11/2008
{"id":"327355","ean":"9781415925577","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Survival and Obsession Among America's Great White Sharks","subtitle":"A True Story of Survival and Obsession Among America's Great White Sharks","author":"Susan Casey","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Kimberly Farr","ubr_id":"327355","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.38","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Kimberly Farr","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr 50 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}