Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, Archeology, and Greed off the Coast of VietnamCD-Audio
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- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 135mm x 191mm x 15mm | 68g
- Publication date: 30 January 2007
- Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
- ISBN 10: 1400153565
- ISBN 13: 9781400153565
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound-dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Deep" by the Discovery Channel-teamed up with a financier to salvage a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain, it seemed a dream enterprise. The Stakes were high: The Hoi An wreck lay hundreds of feet down in a typhoon-prone stretch of water off the coast of Vietnam known as the Dragon Sea. Raising its contents required saturation diving, a crew of 160, and a fleet of boats. The costs were unprecedented. But the potential rewards were equally high: Bound would revolutionize thinking about Vietnamese ceramics, and his partner would make a fortune auctioning off the pieces. Hired as the project's manager, Frank Pope watched the tumultuous drama of the Hoi An unfold. In "Dragon Sea" he delivers an engrossing tale of danger, adventure, and ambition-a fascinating object lesson in what happens when scholarship and money join forces to recover lost treasure.
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Frank Pope assisted on the archaeological excavations of HMS "Agamemnon," Nelson's favorite flagship, which sank in 1809, and the "San Salvador," a Spanish troopship wrecked in 1812. Johnny Heller has narrated some five hundred books and garnered a bunch of swell awards and accolades, including "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards, Audie Awards and nominations, "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and selection as one of "AudioFile" magazine's Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century.
""Johnny Heller's narration of this true tale of sunken treasure is a fine fit for Frank Pope's story.... Heller makes nonfiction as thrilling as any action-adventure."" ---AudioFile