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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly....

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will be found only below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

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©2017 Mira Grant (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Another Excellent book by Mira Grant

Where does Into the Drowning Deep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was by far one of the best audio books I have listened to this year. The story held my interest right until the end. It was very suspenseful and the outcome was totally not predicted.I loved the performance by Christine Lakin and although I had the book checked out from the library I found myself listening rather than reading the book!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great story. A little preachy

This book had me hooked quickly. The author did an excellent job introducing the characters. Scary plot. I wish there was a little less preaching on environmental stuff. The repetitive conversations about it made me hit the skip button a few times. I'm fine with learning about the horrible stuff mankind does to the earth but when the main character has the exact same conversation about saving whales with 4 different people (when it isn't necessary to the plot)...about an hour of this could have been reduced.

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  • Jeff
  • Chatsworth, CA. 91311
  • 05-11-18

Time wasted.

I've never been compelled to write a bad review before until now. The story meanders something terrible. The logic makes no sense with bad obstacles introduced in an attempt to make you feel a sense of danger... They went on this expedition well armed and badly equipped all at the same time. Protective safety shutters which need a code to deploy? Really? And the shutters are never tested ahead of leaving port. Why? There was no ticking clock to rush out there by. The two hunters should have been the focus of the story. For as brief as they were in the story, they were what I wanted to see more of. Unrealistic sense of urgency throughout. When the sh!t hits the fan... there is no tension. Just as you think it's about to take off like a roller coaster... the author zigs and talks about stuff no one cares about. Well, I didn't care about any of the characters. They just talked about the danger they were in. Never do you experience it with any of the characters and the few times you do... the author meanders again with Novocain-like inner thoughts or conversation. Rarely does the author venture out into the danger to give the reader any sense of fear or excitement.

Paint your characters into a deadly corner and make them fight tooth and nail to escape.

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Ending? Did I miss something???

The ending was abrupt and rather unfulfilling. They hype up this large encounter that I thought would end with the Navy coming in and doing battle with this monstrosity and the world getting a clear look at the horrors beneath the waves but... nope. Just fade to black and then lesbian cuddles and a lot of unresolved plot threads.

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So Much Potential!!

This book was GREAT at first...then it seemed to try to meld some romance and not so subtly bring environmental issues to the forefront when the book would’ve been so much better without either. The story was an awesome premise and it was one of the ONLY books to actually give me a little bit of a chill down my spine (I love horror and books don’t usually scare or creep me out) but this one sparkled in some spots and fell flat in others.

Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of romance and I usually try to avoid the genre. The romance in the story was more of a side story but I feel like it detracted from the plot and created diversions when more attention to the mysterious thriller portion would’ve brought this over the top.

I did like this book but felt with a few changes, I could’ve absolutely loved it. To me, it is clear the writer is talented and I’ll look for more books in the future from her.

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Incredibly intense.

Mira Grant weaves a story about the creatures of the deep. The characters are all compelling. Brave, flawed and real. No cardboard women in this book!

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  • RP
  • 07-04-18

Over-dramatic, ridiculous story

I need to stop buying books on sale because they end up being books like this. The title of the book sounded cool, the blurb was interesting, and then right away you realize this book is about mermaids. Mermaids! Still, the way they are introduced is interesting and there is some promise to the beginning of the book but the story quickly loses steam. Every character is a stock character. You've read them before. There's the mysterious man working for the corporation, the professor who is arrogant and smarter than everyone, the hunter who is unable to see anyone else's viewpoints.. none of them are developed to a level that makes them interesting or makes you feel for them. The thing that really got to me was the bleeding-heart liberalism. Every creature is valuable (even when they're eating you)! Everyone is gender fluid! Corporations are all evil! People who don't know sign language are assholes because deaf people are important! On top of this I found the language over-dramatic. Descriptions of events dragged on, not in a way that helped to envision them but more in a way that sounded like somebody trying to make something sound more important than it is. The characters were not relatable in any way. At the end of the day I like to learn from a book. Even fiction books can teach because they allow you to place yourself in a situation and imagine how you will feel, react, etc. Nothing in this book was relatable, realistic, or interesting for me. I would not choose this author in the future.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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entertaining

loved it even though i had a hard time keeping the characters straight. and found the mermaids implausable, but then so are zombies.

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Really good narrator

Fun story which kept my attention, though was somewhat predictable with relatively two dimensional characterizations. However, I valued the sexual/gender diversity of the characters and would have liked more racial and character driven diversity. I think the narrator made the book; on its own the book is a C+, with the narrator, a solid B.

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  • Luisa
  • Brasilia, Brazil
  • 12-01-18

Brillant. Just get this book already!

I'm a fan of the Toby Daye series and was reluctant to transition to Mira Grant. No regrets, this is just so perfectly written. I'm in awe.

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  • Rosalind Mosis
  • 04-22-18

Thrilling, fun and gory

I had to stop this every so often to take a break, the closed off spaces with a monster at your heels is one of the things I love/hate to read! This is 100% worth your time!

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  • 7penguins
  • 04-22-18

unexpected surprise from the deep

thoroughly enjoyed this story with superb performance. it will make you rethink mermaids forever! highly recommended.

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  • Rhiannon Ryman
  • 04-12-18

Thoroughly enjoyable

This is actually my first Mira Grant novel and definitely won't be my last. A very intriguing presence, wonderfully diverse characters and lots of great science to really root the story in fact made for a wonderful read.
The narrator did a great job, with a voice that lulled you into the rhythm of the story. My only complaint would be her Australian accent. As an Aussie, it just pulled me out of the story whenever she used it.

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  • Nicole
  • 11-30-17

No Fast Forwarding required

This story kept me hooked, intrigued and in suspense. In my opinion there was none of the contrived character development or fudged fillers. What I did find was interesting backstories to people and plot so wonderfully intertwined into a well written story.

Simply awesome.