While Nantucket has long enjoyed an illustrious position in America´s whaling history, Cape Cod´s contribution to the industry is relatively unknown, yet it was a Cape Codder who taught the Nantucketers how to hunt whales. In Cape Cod Shore Whaling, authors Duncan Oliver and John Braginton-Smith uncover Cape Cod´s integral role in shaping whalefishery, which began along the Cape´s sandy shores and evolved into the far-flung whaling expeditions that drove Nantucket´s economy into the nineteenth century. Drawing on rare documents never before published, whaling journals and diaries, Oliver and Braginton-Smith recreate a bygone age when men fought one another for rights to the sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018316/bk_acx0_018316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
European explorers were captivated by the seemingly endless bounty of natural resources on Cape Cod Bay. One Englishman declared that the codfish were so thick one could walk on their backs. Early settlers quickly learned how to harness the bay´s resources and excelled at shore whaling, shipping and salt making. But as these new industries flourished, the native Wampanoag, who helped the fledgling colony to take root, nearly vanished. Author Theresa Mitchell Barbo´s skillful narrative weaves together the natural and cultural histories of the bay, highlighting some of the region´s diverse milestones- from the drafting of the Mayflower Compact in 1620 to the establishment of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant 350 years later. Cape Cod Bay: A History of Salt & Sea inspires new appreciation for this storied and stunning seascape, and underscores the importance of new efforts to preserve the bay´s unique ecosystem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023429/bk_acx0_023429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ancient fishing ground, vital shipping passage and final resting place for those unable to navigate its rocky shoals, Nantucket Sound - bordered by Martha´s Vineyard, Cape Cod and, of course, Nantucket - remains one of New England´s most historic waterways. Here, the first rays of morning sunlight touch the United States before sweeping westward. In fact, the area´s early inhabitants were called Wampanoag: ´People of the Dawn.´ From whaling culture and infamous shipwrecks to legends of Vikings, sea gods, and John Smith, local author Theresa Mitchell Barbo unearths the stories hidden beneath these rough waves. At once unforgiving and generous, Nantucket Sound has seduced countless seafarers with its siren song but still overflows with diverse marine life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Quinlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026024/bk_acx0_026024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The shiny new charter fishing boat financed with family money was supposed to launch a bright new career for Cape Cod fisherman, diver, and private investigator Aristotle ´´Soc´´ Socarides. But when the slip of a beer-oiled tongue brings the ire of a Russian KGB mogul down on his head, Soc finds himself drowning in a sea of troubles. As he looks for a foothold on the sandy shores of Nantucket Island, Soc discovers more than he ever bargained for: a deranged homicide suspect who thinks he’s Captain Ahab and Soc is his first mate, Starbuck; a high-seas case of murder and cannibalism that still stirs up emotions; a Cold War secret; a missing whaling artifact with a bloody history; and cutting-edge underwater technology with deadly potential. As he gropes his way through the Nantucket fog that shrouds the lonely moors and beaches, Soc will soon discover that ´´the little, grey lady of the sea´´, has a dark side the tourists never view, and that a single misstep can be fatal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014646/bk_acx0_014646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.