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Critical Praise

"Reading The Wave is the closest most of us will ever come to the sensation of riding, or even seeing, one of these towering monsters of the sea. It’s exhilarating, astonishing, and, not infrequently, terrifying. Brace yourself."

—Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt

"Like the surfers and scientists she profiles, Casey lived and breathed giant waves for years. Casey combines an insane passion for craft with an uncanny ability to describe the indescribable. In The Wave she whisks the reader off to unimaginably surreal settings and puts them in the middle of mind-blowing scenarios. This book sucked me in like the undertow at Pipeline."

—Mary Roach, author of Stiff and Packing for Mars

"At once scary and fun, The Wave surprises at every turn."

—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe

"Something is stewing in our seas, and Susan Casey --- traveling, and in some cases swimming, all around the world --- is eager to find out what it is. Both a rollicking look at the ocean’s growing freakishness and a troubling examination of our ailing planet, The Wave gives new meaning to the term ‘immersion reporting.’"

—Hampton Sides, author of Hellhound on His Trail, Blood and Thunder, and Ghost Soldiers