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Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, Archeology, and Greed Off the Coast of Vietnam

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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.

Review:

"The wreck of the Hoi An lay on the bottom of the Dragon Sea off the coast of present-day Vietnam for centuries, containing within it a hoard of 15th-century porcelain. In the late '90s, Pope managed a salvage mission, led by Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound, which would result in the rescue of a fortune in ancient Vietnamese ceramics. Bound's moniker, 'Indiana Jones of the Deep,' sums up this audiobook's appeal pretty well. This is a can't miss for fans of that intrepid archeologist and/or aquatic exploration. Audie Award-winner Heller's pleasant alto voice is engaging throughout, and he does a fine job dramatizing scenes and adding accents to dialogue. The book's structure, however, is not particularly well-suited to the audio format. The narrative's chronology jumps around as Pope introduces the listener to the major players in the project with a lot of background information, making it a bit hard to follow at times. Heller is in top form with this performance, and first-time author Pope will leave readers looking forward to accounts of new adventures. Simultaneous release with the Harcourt hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 23)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Frank Pope recounts the story of a highly successful yet also ill-fated underwater archeological expedition off the coast of Vietnam.

Synopsis:

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 15th-century porcelain, this engrossing tale of danger, adventure, and ambition ensued. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

Synopsis:

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, and the costs were unprecedented. But the potential rewards were equally high. 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.

About the Author

Frank Pope has worked on underwater expeditions under the auspices of Oxford MARE (Maritime Archeological Research and Excavation), including the salvage of Lord Nelson's flagship "Agamemnon," He divides his time between London and Nairobi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400103560
Author:
Pope, Frank
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Read by:
Heller, Johnny
Read:
Heller, Johnny
Narrated by:
Heller, Johnny
Narrated:
Heller, Johnny
Author:
Heller, Johnny
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
660

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia
Transportation » Nautical » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The wreck of the Hoi An lay on the bottom of the Dragon Sea off the coast of present-day Vietnam for centuries, containing within it a hoard of 15th-century porcelain. In the late '90s, Pope managed a salvage mission, led by Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound, which would result in the rescue of a fortune in ancient Vietnamese ceramics. Bound's moniker, 'Indiana Jones of the Deep,' sums up this audiobook's appeal pretty well. This is a can't miss for fans of that intrepid archeologist and/or aquatic exploration. Audie Award-winner Heller's pleasant alto voice is engaging throughout, and he does a fine job dramatizing scenes and adding accents to dialogue. The book's structure, however, is not particularly well-suited to the audio format. The narrative's chronology jumps around as Pope introduces the listener to the major players in the project with a lot of background information, making it a bit hard to follow at times. Heller is in top form with this performance, and first-time author Pope will leave readers looking forward to accounts of new adventures. Simultaneous release with the Harcourt hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 23)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Frank Pope recounts the story of a highly successful yet also ill-fated underwater archeological expedition off the coast of Vietnam.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 15th-century porcelain, this engrossing tale of danger, adventure, and ambition ensued. Unabridged. 8 CDs.
"Synopsis" by , 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, and the costs were unprecedented. But the potential rewards were equally high. 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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