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Ocean Country

Written by: Liz Cunningham,Carl Safina - foreword
Narrated by: Ellen Jaffe
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Publisher's Summary

Ocean Country is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind: the rapidly degrading state of our environment.

After a near-drowning accident in which she was temporarily paralyzed, Liz Cunningham crisscrosses the globe in an effort to understand the threats to our dazzling but endangered oceans. This intimate account charts her thrilling journey through unexpected encounters with conservationists, fishermen, sea nomads, and scientists in the Mediterranean, Sulawesi, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Papua, New Guinea.

©2015 Liz Cunningham (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"A moving testament to the human spirit." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"With genuine emotion and great pragmatism, Cunningham makes passionate pleas for the continued health of the planet." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Cunningham's earnest narration of travels to remote seas around the world is a compelling read. Citing examples of sustainable fisheries and marine-protected areas around the word, the book ends on the hopeful note that we may have stopped hitting the snooze button when it comes to taking action against climate change." ( Booklist)

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  • 2018-10-24


"Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up" An engaging page turner! I feel like a kid again.

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  • Nitzan S.
  • 2022-09-19

Boring, confused, disappointing.

Had high hopes after her first book. But there is nothing like that here. It is a bunch of thoughts about nature, animals etc without a story. I wouldn’t call it a book.