When Jen Adams' son is kidnapped and her boss is brutally murdered, she and her husband are thrown into a hunt to find out why. The mystery takes her and a team of soldiers and scientists deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean - to a research station lying under five miles of water one of the deepest oceanic trenches on the planet. The station has been abandoned for over thirty years, and no one knows what to expect when they get there. As they begin to learn more about the station, however, they find out there's something the base is trying to hide - something that could prove devastating for the rest of the world...
©2014 Nick Thacker (P)2014 Nick Thacker
I listen to my purchased stories whilst walking my dog Molly. I'm retired so I spend a lot of time walking the coastal footpaths.
I don't know what the reason is but I couldn't keep my attention on this story.
I listened to the complete story but only heard 80% of it. I was walking at the time I was listening so I don't think I have fallen asleep.
The end was quite exciting though.
"Good for a thriller"
There was plenty of action but unfortunately they were hard to follow sometimes. Several of the fight scenes I had to read several times as the location and actions of the individuals didn't add up.
"Dive deep in the depths of this awesome adventure"
Jen Adams son has been kidnapped, and her boss has been brutally murdered. These things may have something in common, but Jen did not think that diving to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean was even in the realm of possibility once she tries to find her son. There, at the bottom of the ocean lays a research center, thought abandoned more than 30 years prior. Follow Jen, and the Royal Marines into this bubble as they try and figure out what Jen's boss was studying and why he was murdered, along with finding her son along the way.
The narration for this, like the other Nick Thacker full novel was done by Mike Vendetti. I liked the narration a lot for this, but with the breadth of characters and scenes, the audiobook version took a little away from the story, but not enough to discourage anyone from listening to this. Vendetti does a wonderful job voicing the different characters, from Royal Marines to scientists, he keeps you interested throughout this story.
The only reason that this didn't get a full-on 5 out of 5 was just due to my confusion of characters from time to time. I finished this book the other night and I believe that two of the characters had a similar or the same first name. And unfortunately, listening to it doesn't make it any easier.
When I started The Depths, I found myself wondering how we were going to be getting down to the bottom of the ocean like the description says, but Thacker doesn't take too long guiding the reader with him on this incredible adventure. The cover art is amazing, and I was really excited to figure out how this played into the story. Part mystery, part technothriller, The Depths has something for readers across many genres.
The scenery that Thacker paints of this research center literally gave me chills. I can't imagine how it felt to discover this bubble at the bottom of the ocean, and to get to explore it. The whole team was even surprised that it was still intact, let alone almost functioning.
Jen and her husband's characters were really a fascinating couple to follow as this story weaves between them and others. I found myself wanting it to get back to their point of views every time it would switch to others.
The mysterious scientists who are just kind of lulling around add a really unique feeling to this book, making me look around the room before turning off the lights at night.
Thacker once again proves that he can write about anything and make it thrilling. A master of the modern day thriller.
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I enjoyed listening to "The Depths". It had more of a scifi-ish feel to it also with them being 5 miles under water and inside of an old bunker or bio dome.
This story was suspenseful right out of the gate with the simultanious incidents that occured. I liked the part of the story where they were exploring the cave system that was underwater. There were lots of good scenes in this book.
I liked Mike Vendetti as the voice actor in this story. He has a deep voice and with there being several men in the story he does a great job at portraying them.
No extreme reaction, just enjoyment of a good book read by a great voice actor.
I received this audiobook foc in exchane for an unbiased review.
Book was OK. Narrator worse than bad! The only consistency was the fact that the Narrator changed the pronunciation of several key story items several times. Terrible diction. Will avoid anything read by this person. Story was OK at best. Storyline was hard to follow.
Interesting. ..would make a great movie. Leaves the reader excited and wanting to read more
"Interesting concept but poor execution"
The story is an interesting concept but was poorly written and poorly narrated. The story seemed to lose focus at times and glossed over concepts that were not well researched. The storyline jumped between characters at odd times thus further detracted from the story.
The narration seemed monotone and lacked enough differentiation between characters to keep the intended tension of what was supposed to be a series of suspenseful scenes. This added to an already confused direction of the story.
I hate to give a story a less than positive review but if you are on the fence with whether to purchase or not, it is definitely a NOT in my opinion.
"Boring. Not what I expected. Slow!!!!"
More Suspense. More Action
More Suspense. More Action
Could not keep my attention. Did not "pull" me into the story. Could not image the characters.
Starts slow and never picks up! Narration is very monotone. Story idea was interesting but just never developed.
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