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Deep Storm | [Lincoln Child]

Deep Storm

Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.
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Publisher's Summary

Former naval doctor Peter Crane is urgently summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition spreading through the rig. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to a mystery steeped in centuries of myth and speculation.

Sworn to secrecy, Dr. Crane descends to Deep Storm. A year earlier, he is told, routine drilling uncovered the remains of mankind's most sophisticated ancient civilization - the legendary Atlantis. But now that the site is being excavated, a series of disturbing illnesses has begun to affect the operation. As Crane is indoctrinated into the strange world of Deep Storm and commences his investigation, he begins to suspect that the covert facility conceals something more complicated than a medical mystery. The discovery of Atlantis might, in fact, be a cover for something far more sinister...and deadly.

©2007 Lincoln Child; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Child delivers a well-crafted and literate science-fiction thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"The story is imaginative and filled with wonder. Lovers of deep-sea adventure (and in particular fans of the James Cameron movie The Abyss or Michael Crichton's novel Sphere) will want to plunge into this one. (Booklist)

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    Tom Starke, FL, USA 02-02-07
    Tom Starke, FL, USA 02-02-07
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    "Must Read"

    This is a book that is hard to put down. Mystery coming from all side. The author did a great job catching the readers attention. I would recommend this book to my friends and family.

    107 of 116 people found this review helpful
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    Betty Houston, TX, United States 10-08-07
    Betty Houston, TX, United States 10-08-07 Member Since 2003
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    "Don't expect character development"

    Maybe the last half of this book is better -- I didn't make it that far. I got to the end of the first part and realized I didn't know anything about any of the characters, and I didn't care what they were excavating. The narrator was annoying too. He made the female characters (scientists!) sound like they were stoned and/or on too much valium. The rest of the narration was stilted, as if he were trying to make sure he pronounced each word individually. Someone should tell him that's not the way people talk!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Robert E. Stabb Kelowna, BC, Canada 02-12-07
    Robert E. Stabb Kelowna, BC, Canada 02-12-07 Member Since 2005

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    "Not Great but still OK"

    This is not what I would call a great book. That being said, it is an OK book. The suspense is not as gripping as I would expect from this author. The narration is a bit slow (pace). I was hoping for a bit more ingenuity in the plot twists. On the up side, you are kept going, at no point do I feel so frustrated with the story or the narration that I had to stop. Not one of their best works (Author/Narrator) but still worth the listen for those long car rides etc. 3/5

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Porter Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-04-10
    Porter Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-04-10
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    "Truly lacking"

    Maybe because I listened to a Michael Connelly book just before starting this one, but this is one of the worst I've listened to since joining Audible, some 275 books ago. The story is okay but the main character, who is a physician, is miraculously able to perform every task imaginable that is medically related. Totally unrealistic from my health care perspective. And his methods of reasoning just don't follow the way a highly trained physician would go. Then, there is Scott Brick, who used to be my favorite narrater, but who now reminds me of listening to spoofs of William Shatner. Has be gotten SO much more dramatic and slow, or am I just tiring of his methods? Don't waste your money or your time listening to this one.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Fremont, OH, USA 04-11-09
    Colleen Fremont, OH, USA 04-11-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Sphere all over again"

    Sphere by Michael Crichton is one of my all time favorite books. This book managed to remind me of everything I loved about Sphere, without being a rehash of the same old stuff. It was interesting and intense, and kept me guessing until the end. Usually I have it all figured out well before the end of the book, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tuiliq Salt Spring Island BC 02-20-07
    Tuiliq Salt Spring Island BC 02-20-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Not much suspension of disbelief"

    I wanted to like this book. I've enjoyed other titles by the same author; his collaborations with Doug Preston are quite a bit of fun, in spite of their shortcomings.

    But I just couldn't get into this one. Part of it may be my background in physics and the time I spent working with the Coast Guard; neither the science nor the marine details are particularly convincing, and I was distracted from the story by constant realizations that the real world just wouldn't work the way Child describes. And the characters didn't help, either: they were shallow and predictable, with no real convincing complexity or credible human detail, right off the back lot of a B picture.

    I had to struggle to reach the end, I'm afraid.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Richmond, VA, USA 12-25-08
    Jonathan Richmond, VA, USA 12-25-08 Member Since 2003
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    "beyond fantasy"

    I like Scott Brick but have come to realize that he does all of his main characters the same... angry and cynical. For me, this just did not work for the main character in Deep Storm. However, what made me turn off the book without finishing, was that it was so ridiculous. Dr. Crane starts off as a slightly humble generalist. By 1/2 way through, he is treating rare infectious diseases, sewing fingers on, and preparing to do vascular bypass. This is a joke and after a while the inaccuracies and cliches irritated me so much that I could not finish.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Linda J. White 01-15-08 Member Since 2006
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    "deepstorm"

    Dragged initially, but got better as it went on. The author builds his suspense.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Janice LAGRANGE, KY, United States 03-30-07
    Janice LAGRANGE, KY, United States 03-30-07 Member Since 2005

    I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.

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    "The absurdity of it all"

    Sometimes you get an audio book that has a great story but lousy reader and sometimes a poor story has a wonderful reader but when you get a absurd, disjointed, poorly written book with an equally unaccomplished reader you are in for major disappointment. How this book ever got published is beyond me. Do yourself a favor and stay away from both of these guys!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Johnnie Walker Blaine, WA 02-14-07
    Johnnie Walker Blaine, WA 02-14-07 Member Since 2003

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    "Not a Brick Fan this Time"

    I know what to expect from Lincoln & Childs books so did not stumble into this one blindly. I also do not usually buy books before they have been reviewed by Audible listeners but did check external reviews of this book. I knew it would not be great literature but figured that with Brick reading it, it would at least be entertaining and would serve for a road trip.

    I was wrong and the fault is Brick's. This is a truly annoying reading and it took me some time to figure out why. Brick does a great job of portraying different characters. I still love The Company and others of similar ilk he has done. However, his reading of the narrative is just flat not good. That may also be why I generally do not like his reading of non-fiction.

    Give this one a pass.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
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  • Graham
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    "Shades of The Abyss"

    I enjoyed this book, easy-listening storyline, and excellent interpretation by Scott Brick. Oil platforms, deep submersibles and a hint of aliens - make a good film!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "scientific and technical flaws but enjoyable"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story itself is an interesting concept, easy to follow and enjoyable. Even though the story has several techical flaws it has unexpected twists and turns that keeps the listener interested and thirsty for more. The final twist, the answer the facilities been looking for from the start is such a thought provoking idea that you'll be thinking about it long after you have put the book down.


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