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Grave Descend

Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying....

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.

©1970 Constant c Productions, Inc.; Copyright renewed 2005 by CrichtonSun LLC. “John Lange” and “Grave Descend” are trademarks of CrichtonSun LLC, used under license. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Admiralu
  • 25-08-18

Island Intrigue


I love Michael Crichton books, we lost a gifted author much too soon. Having read some of his later novels, I was interested in reading his early books. This is my first of the "John Lange" books. A fast paced thrilling crime story that includes some of the extensive research that would later become a hallmark. Here it is a bit of medical and literary information. I enjoyed this book and the hero and his friend. Both were resourceful and more than a match for the equally smart villain. Many twists and turns abound with plot devices I didn't see coming. I also loved how the villain got his comeuppance. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. Narrator Christopher Lane has the perfect storytelling voice and is great with accents. I highly enjoyed this early book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-18

Another good early Crichton novel

I've been getting caught up with Michael Crichton's early works. While I've found a few duds, these books are worth the listen. This one didn't have the scientific background but was an enjoyable read.

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  • Rain man
  • 26-05-18

rain man

I like all the underwater books and some are good and some are not so good I think this one probably took the middle of the scale.

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  • Manny Da Goat
  • 16-03-18

Good Short Story

Expected short story book

Simple characters, simple story, simple plot, but good enough; performance is really good though

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  • Hans Rigelman
  • 02-01-18

Classic Caribbean Mystery and Adventure

Chrichton shows his talent for weaving a compelling story. This story reminded me of those old Bold Adventure radio programs starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A short read - I finished it in one afternoon.

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  • Christiane
  • 11-12-17

Early Michael Crichton writing as John Lange

Solid adventure mystery set in sunny Jamaica. We are following deep sea diver Mac Gregor who is hired to retrieve some items lost at high sea. From the beginning Mac Gregor doubts his employers motives and honesty, but follows along. This book is a good read but a far cry from Crichton's best sellers like Jurassic Park.

Narrator's performance is superb.

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  • Ben
  • 16-11-17

Too short to be good

Felt like a Lot was either missing or forgotten. Second half was too strange to care for. Literary references are always Awkward from med students. That is all.

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  • CKDexter
  • 13-06-16

Dated

This is for lovers of 1960s crime thriller novels, James Bond type stories. Or for serious Michael Crichton scholars. I enjoyed it. Light, kind of silly. Couldn't be written and sold today. Narrator was slow and droll, but did an excellent job with the Jamaican accents.

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  • DBW
  • 06-04-16

Okay

The story was OK. I expected more action but it was heavy on characters sitting and talking.I realize it was written more than 40 years ago in readers' tastes in the thriller genre have changed.still, it was interesting to try Crichton's early work.