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I ended my survival themed reading run with Sunk Without a Sound by Brad Dimock It is a non fiction book about Glen and Bessie Hyde who disappeared in 1928 while on their honeymoon trip taking a wooden scow down the Grand Canyon They most likely drowned but their bodies were never found However their wooden sweep scow was found upright and fully loaded There were enough other oddities to cast some doubt on their fates It was an interesting read. The story of Glen and Bessie Hyde mysteriously disappearing on their honeymoon trip through the Grand Canyon is, in and of itself, pretty interesting, at least for someone like myself who is kind of obsessed with missing people By kind of, I mean very I DID get this book rec off the Charlie Project website Parts of this book really held my attention and parts got a little long and boring I skimmed through a lot of the description of the author and his wife taking their own boat trip do The story of Glen and Bessie Hyde mysteriously disappearing on their honeymoon trip through the Grand Canyon is, in and of itself, pretty interesting, at least for someone like myself who is kind of obsessed with missing people By kind of, I mean very I DID get this book rec off the Charlie Project website Parts of this book really held my attention and parts got a little long and boring I skimmed through a lot of the description of the author and his wife taking their own boat trip down the same route If this story really interests you, you will probably find some things to like about this book The one phrase rundown not bad, but not great, either.I was intrigued by the story when I saw the book in the Canyonlands VC, as it seemed like a local myth It is indeed, butto the Grand Canyon than the upper Colorado or Green, where I was.The disappearance of the Hydes is a myth which has grown all out of proportion to its beginnings, and in that regard the book is well researched and explains the reality of the 80 year old case the contemporary well, the 70s and 80s twists and turns The one phrase rundown not bad, but not great, either.I was intrigued by the story when I saw the book in the Canyonlands VC, as it seemed like a local myth It is indeed, butto the Grand Canyon than the upper Colorado or Green, where I was.The disappearance of the Hydes is a myth which has grown all out of proportion to its beginnings, and in that regard the book is well researched and explains the reality of the 80 year old case the contemporary well, the 70s and 80s twists and turns, what is known, and importantly, what is not Some this was fun reading.However, with the plentitude of historical facts and sometimes interesting sidelines came a tedium that was eventually too much for me In retrospect, I would have been happy learning about 1 3 of the information contained in the book I suspected that I might get TMI when I started reading the book, so I can t complain too much about reading about previous generations of the victim s families The author, a boatman himself, goes into detail about the scow the type of boat the couple took , the hydraulics of the river, and the rapids the Hydes would have faced, as well as various locations in the Grand Canyon, which enrich the story but ultimately meant very little to me I highly suspect that locals, canyon folks, and in particular river runners, would getout of the story thus told A wilderness adventure wrapped in a mystery with a thriller on the side Dimock interviewed everyone alive who had even marginally entered the Hydes orbit, which makes for some confusion, but so does a wave train on a wild river The many photographs offer a breath catching eddy to slow the charging pace Descending the Colorado in a sweep scow unsupported was a crazy idea, but it was a decade of crazy ideas that worked out better than this trip A father s search for his missing child is the h A wilderness adventure wrapped in a mystery with a thriller on the side Dimock interviewed everyone alive who had even marginally entered the Hydes orbit, which makes for some confusion, but so does a wave train on a wild river The many photographs offer a breath catching eddy to slow the charging pace Descending the Colorado in a sweep scow unsupported was a crazy idea, but it was a decade of crazy ideas that worked out better than this trip A father s search for his missing child is the heart of the story, and Bessie Hyde s poetry is a mournful reminder that the couple were young, smart with a bright future ahead, but for this crazy idea Great history about the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon A great mystery Truly enjoyed the book Fast read. nothing like a mystery to keep my interest especially one that was recommended by our river guides on my recent grand canyon rafting trip this tale took me right back to our time on the river the exhilarating rapids, the calm stretches in between, the sheer majesty of the cliffs and the sometimes feeling of real terror one can only imagine the fate of bessie and glenn but, the number of well researched potential theories kept me riveted, as well as the author s own adventure. I really enjoyed his in depth research and discussion of what is actually known of the Hyde s trip and what could have happened It s pretty impressive how much info he tracked down of the rumors and the research he did that debunk them, compiling the facts vs fiction I found he and his wife s attempt down the Grand in their own sweep boat relevant to all the research he d been doing and enjoyed reading about their mis adventures in the canyon I also think he did a good job of making the stor I really enjoyed his in depth research and discussion of what is actually known of the Hyde s trip and what could have happened It s pretty impressive how much info he tracked down of the rumors and the research he did that debunk them, compiling the facts vs fiction I found he and his wife s attempt down the Grand in their own sweep boat relevant to all the research he d been doing and enjoyed reading about their mis adventures in the canyon I also think he did a good job of making the story accessible to non rafters or others not familiar with the river through Grand Canyon A fun read I bought this while visiting the Grand Canyon s South Rim The topic is interesting but a feature article would have sufficed Skimmed some of the river details and most of the author s and his wife s boat trip Well researched but not a smooth read. As part of his research for this book, the author Brad Dimock actually attempted to recreate the setting of Glen and Bessie Hyde s disappearances Both professional boaters, Dimock and his wife made a sweep scow like the Hydes boat, as reconstructed from photographs, and rafted down the same rivers they did to get a feeling of what it was like Dimock s experience on the river no doubt contributed to the conclusions he reached about Bessie and Glen s disappearance.Thoroughly researched and pack As part of his research for this book, the author Brad Dimock actually attempted to recreate the setting of Glen and Bessie Hyde s disappearances Both professional boaters, Dimock and his wife made a sweep scow like the Hydes boat, as reconstructed from photographs, and rafted down the same rivers they did to get a feeling of what it was like Dimock s experience on the river no doubt contributed to the conclusions he reached about Bessie and Glen s disappearance.Thoroughly researched and packed with photographs of Glen, Bessie, their family members and other people involved in their story, Sunk Without a Sound is a real gem of a book Dimock provides extensive biographical history on the Hydes, maps of their routes, and quoted reminiscences from those who knew them and from Glen and Bessie s own letters and notes Most importantly, Dimock is a good myth destroyer By sweeping all the extraneous campfire gossip aside, he enables the reader to see as well as is possible what must have happened to Glen and Bessie The old adage about how the simplest explanation is most likely to be the correct one definitely applies here, and I write this with a certain sadness, for I grew fond of the Hydes as I read about their lives I highly recommend this book, to mystery buffs, historians and outdoor lovers alike ^FREE BOOK ✗ Sunk Without a Sound: The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde ☊ On November Glen and Bessie Hyde launched on the final leg of their honeymoon voyage through Grand Canyon Their cumbersome wooden sweep scow was found upright and fully loaded three weeks later, but despite exhaustive searches, Glen and Bessie had vanished without a trace Or had they In the years since, four people appearing to be either Glen or Bessie have emerged, each with a tale implying murder and mayhem Author and boatman Brad Dimock has unearthed the true story of the Hydes, followed each tale to its source, and gone so far as to retrace the Hydes fateful voyage in a replica of their archaic scow