Author: Mark Caney
Narrator: Mark Caney
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes
Publisher: Ocean Orb Publishing
Released: May 14, 2020
We share this planet with another intelligent race. They communicate fluently, have a society, a culture. They live in harmony with their world, but it is a harmony that is being torn apart by man’s careless acts. Dolphin Way is set in this world. The actors are the dolphins, as they try to make sense of a changing Ocean. Dolphin culture evolved over millions of years so that they could remain perfectly attuned with their world, Ocean. Unlike man, they have created an almost utopian society without feeling the need to manipulate their environment, collect possessions or wage war. But the growing pressure of man’s activities becomes intolerable, and in frustration, one faction seeks an aggressive new path. They make a shocking departure from the Way — the ancient philosophy that has guided them so well through the millennia. Sky, a male dolphin close to becoming an Initiate in the Way, unwillingly finds himself caught up in the violent consequences. To save the lives of his closest friends he will have to risk the worst punishment his clan can inflict and must decide between the two females who challenge everything he believes in. The book is aimed at adult readers but will appeal to young adults too. Although it is a work of fiction, the author has based the story on the real lives and capabilities of these amazing creatures.
Mark Caney became especially interested in dolphins after an extraordinary experience that started one night on a lonely stretch of desert coastline in the Red Sea. There he was fortunate enough to spend many hours in the company of a wild dolphin and became fascinated with these incredible creatures. He has been a diver since he was eighteen when he started as a hobby while with the British military. When he was 23 he left the services to open a diving centre in Paphos, Cyprus. He lived abroad for eighteen years and during that time travelled to many countries, training scuba instructors, conducting technical diver training and working on diving related projects. These varied from photo-shoots of sharks, running private courses for Arab sheikhs, and leading a four-month award-winning expedition to east Africa. In 1996, he was appointed a vice president with PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and moved back to the UK to work in their PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa office in Bristol. In 2015 he moved to a position with PADI Worldwide, but is still based in a village near Bristol. He is also a board member of the major marine charity: Project AWARE. He has spent a great deal of his life on or in the sea and as a keen photographer has his underwater photographs published many times. In addition to diving frequently, his other main hobby is sailing cruising yachts and is also an RYA sailing instructor. During his life, he has been fortunate to have had many encounters with dolphins and has had the chance to study them in detail. He is a qualified Marine Mammal Medic with BDMLR.
Top Ten Reasons to Listen to Dolphin Way
- You’ll learn a lot about dolphins, as nearly all of the descriptions of how they live are factual
- You get to visit a fantasy world that really exists – our oceans
- Dolphins really are very intelligent; probably with an intelligence close to our own, so they are actually talking to each other
- It’s an adventure story
- It’s a love story
- It highlights the damage man is unwittingly inflicting on the marine world, and therefore the whole planet
- The book is read by Mark Caney, its author, who has spent much of his life in this world and makes it come alive
- It’s like no other book you’ve ever read/listened to
- Dolphins are really amazing and can teach us a lot
- This is a wonderful story that will make you laugh and make you cry; and one that will stay with you forever
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