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Deep Six

Just Cause Universe, Book 4
Narrated by: Leslie Howard
Series: Just Cause Universe, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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When criminals are convicted, they go to jail. When they have parahuman abilities, they go to Deep Six, the most secure prison facility in the world. Six thousand feet underground, nobody has ever escaped from the maximum security facility.

Until now.

A parahuman terrorist called Misrule engineers a mass breakout, and it falls to a pair of prison guards to stop the world's most dangerous criminals from reaching freedom. Just Cause won't be able to help them. Despite being overmatched and underpowered, the two guards must find a way to prevent the escapees from their ultimate goal.

©2013 Ian Thomas Healy (P)2018 Ian Thomas Healy

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Better then I expected.

Was surprised how well done this Book is considering the premise and variety of characters.


The Audio Book had a good performance by the Narrator who helped the Book come alive.

The Writer did much more with this story then I thought possible.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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Good premise

So this is a good book don’t get me wrong but some parts struggle. This is a good book for when you are driving. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

This honest review was given in return for a copy of the audio to listen to

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Each book in the series gets better.

This was the fourth Just Cause novel I have listened to, and it was the best so far. A well developed villain and human protagonists couched the action with some emotional depth. I can't wait for the next one.

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Excellent!

This is an excellent super hero/super villain story. I have not listened to any others in the series, but it works as a stand alone and I didn’t feel as though I was missing anything. Basically there is a supermax prison just for parahuman bad guys and the baddest of the bad is caught and sent there, with a plan. Parahumans are like x-men all with different powers of various strengths from impenetrable skin to going sorta invisible. A breakout ensues and we follow the various characters as they try to contain it and survive. I love Katie and Foster and I hope they make an appearance in more books! Lots of action and wonderfully narrated! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Backlash
  • Princeton, NC United States
  • 11-13-18

How to stop a Prison break

Every good comic book has one. The place to stash the bad guys just beaten by the hero. Arkham, The Raft, The Phantom Zone. And of course, they always break out. So how would you feel if you were a prison guard tasked with keeping a lid on all the most diabolical beings in the galaxy who are infinitely more powerful than you? At times a comedy, at times all action, this was a great story to add to the Just Cause Universe. If you have swung with Spiderman or flown with Superman you'll enjoy this book. If you have to come into the series anywhere other than the beginning this is a good place to do so. I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

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5 Stars Just Cause I Love This Series!!!

I keep thinking this series can't get any better and then I listen to the next book and think OMG that is the best!! As with the other books in this series Deep Six is action packed with such descriptive world building you can see the action taking place. I really love the originality of the powers in this series - my fave in this book is etched man, I hope there is a book telling his story because I find his abilities fascinating and would live to know how they came about. The narrator does a marvelous job bringing these characters to life with great pacing and inflection. This can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading the others to get the full story. I look forward to more in this series and from this author.

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entertaining standalone superhero story

I'm usually hesitant to jump into a story part-way through a series, feeling that I might be bewildered by characters that I should already be familiar with. However, as a newbie to the series, I was easily able to follow the story and didn't feel like I was at a disadvantage. As for the story itself, it was entertaining and held my attention throughout. We're given a soft cliffhanger at the end, but the main story wound down sufficiently so that I didn't feel like I was left dangling by the author. I also liked the budding romance between the two main characters and was glad to see the connection develop gradually rather than having the two main characters fall in love/bed instantly. I liked the good guys and wanted to see them prevail over the bad guys (which is a good thing -- sometimes when hero characters aren't well-developed, I feel no connection to the good guys and cross my fingers that they meet their doom!).

Some of the other reviewers had mixed feelings about the narrator's whispery, feminine voice. I found that if I increased the playback speed to 1.25, the pitch and pacing flowed best (for me, anyway). Some of the narrator's character voices made me wince a bit (e.g., the voice for T-Rex), which is why I knocked a star off of the narration rating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 11-08-18

Just plain fun

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an interesting "spin off" in the series. This one focuses more on this prison and the two guards than on anything from the previous books. Not a bad thing, just an observation. I thought this book was just as fun and entertaining as the others. All in all, this is just good fun.

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How have I missed this series?

This is the 4th novel in the just cause universe and is my first read into it. I LOVED it!! The story and characters are great and the narration is spot on. The story is a society populated with supers, heroes and villains alike as well as many z listers, people whose powers are so insignificant that they barely count as powers. So how do you house these super villains when captured? The answer I Deep Six. A prison whose tech is based of the powers of the warden who can dampen the power of anyone. Each cell design tailored to its villain. All the guards are supers of no consequence, fire from fingertips of about birthday candle length, flight but only about 6inches off the ground, invisibility (sort of, just turning semi transparent). The story? A major villain turned himself in as he died of cancer. The catch? It’s a staged breakout to create a new terrorist funded super villain strike team to wreak havoc on the free world. The job is made possible by an insider so be careful who you trust. Who can stop the breakout? A few 100 tons of rock, a last line nuclear bomb, a super hero team, or just a handful of guards with low level powers. They are in for one helluva ride. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • KD
  • Somewhere
  • 11-03-18

Not the best jumping point

i was tld it would be okay to jump into this series in the 4th boook, but i wouldn't recommend it. Go with publication history.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 11-13-18

Different style just cause universe story

While this is the fourth book in the series, it is mostly a departure from the main story of the present day incarnation of the Just Cause team with the focus being more on the villains and the people running the main prison for super-powered baddies, known as Deep Six. The premise and setting of this book allows the author to indulge some other references than the usual superhero ones, a number of times it evoked memories of Die Hard and not just because the main protagonist ended up in some air-ducts.

This approach of focusing on less powerful characters (regular humans or only minor powers) in an existing universe is an interesting one when it works well and in this case it does with the author quickly managing to establish the main characters and also adding some depth to most of the villains too, which helps to strengthen the overall story.

The performance of the narrator is a good one, giving life to the main female protagonist in particular and served to enhance the story very well.

Overall, this book stands on it's own merits without you needing to have read the previous ones in the series before it, but at the same time it helps to improve the just cause universe very well.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • IOI-655321
  • 10-12-18

A great superhero book

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

The Book

I've not heard of this series before and was a little apprehensive about jumping in at book 4 but actually it turned out OK. I didn't feel like I'd missed anything in the story as what needed to be explained was and you could pick up the rest you needed as things went along. It was nice to see a superhero story set from the point of view of a more normal person, I say 'more' normal because she is a para-human but just without any major powers like the members of Just Cause have.

The story starts well with some nice character development before the main plot starts to properly kick in, when it does the pace kicks up a notch and the action is well written and has a feel of urgency. The ongoing takeover of the prison has a definite tense feeling that comes across well and the multiple viewpoints of different staff is nice as from the beginning it seemed as if there would only be Katie's viewpoint.

The bad guys are suitably menacing and on occasion suitably violent but dumb, the good guys are also written well and generally don't do anything stupid but still try their best to fix the situation while appearing to co-operate with their captors.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and will definitely check out more of the series as it combined superheroes, good action, tense drama and some well written characters. I've read a number of official Marvel e-books and quite honestly they we're nothing compared to this.

The Production

The narrator reads a well and her tone is good and the reading fits the character and story well, at first it seemed she read a little slowly but once I got used to her style It was fine. The quality of the recording is very good too although in Chapter 8 there's one slight reading error that's noticeable where the narrator reads "Each with their" twice.