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Abyss

Fathomless, Book 2
Narrated by: Sean Mangan
Series: Fathomless, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Summary

The explosive sequel to the Greig Beck blockbuster Fathomless

Cate Granger is chasing ghosts. 

The monster shark she once encountered was a remnant of the ancient world - one that had escaped an underwater lair previously sealed off for millions of years. At great cost, Cate and her allies had killed the beast. So, no more ghosts, no more shadows. All gone. 

Or so Cate thought. 

A research ship is sound-blasting the deep seabed looking for petroleum signatures. But in doing so they disturb something that has been hiding in the trenches for countless millennia. 

What Cate thought was dead rises from the cold depths of hell. She, Jack Monroe, a Russian billionaire, and her team of marine biologists are forced once more to enter the abyssal zone of the deepest ocean trenches, to confront a creature from the Earth’s distant past.

©2018 Greig Beck (P)2018 Bolinda

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excellent!

loved it, I wish there was another book in the series. well read by the narrator too.

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Absolutely fantastic

Brilliant a must for everyone the story keeps you riveted from to finish highly recommend.

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Great sequel!

A very riveting story and the author's notes at the end are a real treat Some trite turns of phrase making one roll their eyes but otherwise a compelling story.

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Enough to put anyone off deep sea exploration

I enjoyed this book. The plot is fast, the characters are fleshed out and I found myself genuinely caring about them and, critically, I found myself yearning to listening to just a little more. That's how I know a book has me hooked.

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The big shark is coming for you...

I loved the first book, and while I don't think that this follow up is quite as good, it's certainly enjoyable. The dinosaur and shark-obsessed child part of me loves to think that a Megalodon could still exist, in the world, although I'm not convinced that the world could cope! But, as a marine biologist, I have to say that although this is science-fiction, there are still some amazing things out there that we thought were long gone. Grieg always does his research!

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A bit long

Not a bad book but seemed to go on a bit. Am sure a couple of hours worth could have been cut out and it would have not dragged on.

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Rubbish

pretty mundane storyline, the narration was nothing far short of depressing! And it just seemed to ramble on and on,it certainly sent me to sleep let's put it that way! Quite disappointed to be honest.

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wasted opportunity

Again with this book the writer had an interesting idea that he wasted.

There was a lot of repetition throughout the book that was inexcusable, and way to many inconsistencies.

There was one bit where they calculated how much the megaladon would need to eat and yet for chapters and chapters earlier and in the previous book they all kept assuming that it would be 'full' already, I mean honestly this is something they should've worked out straight away. Also the 'evolutionary biologist' was useless apaet from panicking or asking people to basically put themselves in harms way without being willing to do so herself. They didn't even scratch the surface of the supposed knowledge of the 'shark expert', it was the billionaire that kept coming up with facts and figures about the sharks and megaladon.

There was no conclusion as to whether it was the original shark or it's off spring. And there was no explanation as to what happened to the Nautilus or the bomb that Valerie set off.

In so many ways this book was predictable and yet it didn't manage to tie up the obvious loose ends that were left behind.

At least the narrator managed to pronounce megaladon slightly more correctly, it wasn't quite as grating as in the first book.

There was a completely wasted opportunity to create a chase scene with the Nautilus and the megaladon. And if Valerie wanted the jaws of a megaladon why didn't the boat have the facility to harpoon the body of the sharks and drag them in. If it had got that capability then they could've autopsied the sharks and learned a lot more about them. And the author could've had the twee conclusion of rescuing some of those that had been swallowed whole.

Really don't understand why this book got 4.5 stars from so many people.

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  • 11-10-18

HE'S SAYING IT RIGHT HE'S SAYING IT RIGHT

the narrator is showing he's not only good at entertaining but that he's able to learn he's now saying megalodon correctly it was my biggest issue with the last book but now he's got it down and I can listen without cringing

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  • Richarddinovo
  • 09-10-18

Once again, great.

I have nothing bad to say, Greig Beck once again has a story that keeps you interested start to finish, adding mythos to his Beckverse, which causes me to look for more as soon as I finish.

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  • David T. Demeree
  • 13-02-20

I loved it!!!

I have enjoyed both books in this series. The narrator was awesome and the storyline was outstanding.

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  • Paul
  • 08-12-19

Entertaining....

You know a book is good when it has you screaming at some of the characters to do specific things.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-19

great book

this book was based on a lot of possible stuff from the ships and mechanics to the fish. like the book 1 it was a thrilling cliffhanger till the end.

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  • Jacob Malcolm Gore
  • 03-08-19

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this was perfect for Shark Week. I really liked it. it's even scarier than reading Jaws Plus a bit of sci-fi always makes a book better!

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  • Marilyn L. Gavin
  • 20-06-19

Good Read

book2 was good but plot and caracter development was a bit thinner than Book 1. like the ideas behind the books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-19

Great book series

Really hoping for more in the series. I enjoyed the writing, storyline, and audio version!

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  • Cindy Ware
  • 22-05-19

Better than book one!

This book was so suspenseful! In fact this morning I couldn't put it aside to do my housework! I had to finish it! I hope there's a book 3! I'm not good at writing these. I can't pick it apart. But there's plenty of 'critics' out there that delight in writing that kind of review. All I can do is tell you if I did or didn't enjoy it. I liked it because it was so suspenseful & for the most part fast moving. Also the narrator was very good. I found the story & characters quite entertaining. This probably will be one of the books I will listen to again,.

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  • Thumper
  • 27-01-19

Premise Too Preposterous for Me

I knew I was having issues with this novel, when I found myself hollering in disgust at the audiobook. First, would you believe any part of a shark (admittedly, a very large one) pulling down a steel-plated research ship 400' long with a 100' beam? Just ludicrous as far as I am concerned. Then, the megalodon monster is apparently able to complete a 100-mile round trip without once slowing or growing weary. Nonsense. At every turn, the author sets the characters up for the absolute worst-case turn of events. Sharks swim quickly when they must, but they tire easily as well. At one point, the shark covers a distance of 50 miles in about 20 minutes. More nonsense! I had to fast forward through the portions which upset me the most, and that's the only reason I made it through this nonsensical tale.