Submerged

Alaskan Courage, Book 1
Narrated by: Christina Moore
Series: Alaskan Courage, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (908 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With Submerged, Dani Pettrey kicks off a thrilling series that is winning the author fans everywhere. When her aunt dies in a mysterious plane crash, Professor Bailey Craig returns to Yancey, Alaska. She soon learns that her expertise is desperately needed in the investigation of a string of local murders—so she works with her ex, Cole McKenna, to ferret out the truth. As they become reacquainted, old feelings rekindle—but do Bailey and Cole have a future together?

©2012 Dani Pettrey (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Christian book

The story was okay but too many references to religion. If you enjoy Christian literature then you would enjoy it more than I did.

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Deep Water . . . Amazing Grace

Professor Bailey Craig, prim, proper, saved and sanctified . . . and terrified to go back home to Yancey, Alaska, when her Aunt Agnes dies in a plane crash . . . but she has to go, just long enough to see to her aunt's body and the shop that her aunt left to her . . . in Yancey, Bailey faces all her old demons and her one true love, Cole . . . and is surprised to learn that he, too, has become a Christian . . . the investigation into the crash that killed Aunt Agnes progresses, drawing both Cole and Bailey further into the mystery . . . Cole, a diver and Bailey, a professor of Russian Studies are instrumental in the discovery of the truth . . . Bailey is forced to deal with her sorted and painful past . . . long ago she accepted Christ as her Savior . . . but she has never forgiven herself . . . never allowed herself to really believe that Jesus or anyone else could really love her . . . in Alaska's deep waters, will she finally be free?

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Excellent! Kept me engaged throughout the book!

What made the experience of listening to Submerged the most enjoyable?

The story kept me on the edge of my seat! I couldn't stop listening!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cole and Bailey! Their propriety in relationship with each other and God were portrayed well!

Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I search books with Christina Moore as the narrator first, then I decide if the book's story is worth my time. She is the best!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! I couldn't stop listening!

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too much God stuff

plot started off excellent, but the constant God chatter and self-flagellation of the main character for her childhood mistakes....geez, lady, give yourself a break, you were just a kid. I'm sad to think that this may be how Christian women think, putting themselves down like that. I hope not. everyone does stupid things sometimes.

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I wanted a mystery romance not a book about religious beliefs

Nowhere in the description does it was anything about how often being saved by believing in Jesus is the way to all things good.

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Why so much religion.

I'm not sure why every chapter the author feels compelled to shove religion into the story. If it added something to it I wouldn't have minded it, instead it just doesn't make sense. The female lead with her intense religious bases is self loathing and small minded. She believes that the town she left as a teenager is the same as the one she returns to as an adult. The male lead believes that finding god is an instant redemption and that there is no way you can keep your old habits once you've found god. I listened to the whole book because I was on a airplane but I wouldn't recommend this unless you don't mind stopping every chapter to pray to god while hating yourself. If this was a straight up mystery (it's not really a romance) it would be 3 stars for me. If I could have slept on the plane, that would have been better.

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Submerged Left Me Breathless

Would you consider the audio edition of Submerged to be better than the print version?

Though I own this book in print, I chose to listen to it because I couldn't wait until I had enough time to fully immerse myself in this story. I consider a story's ability to be translated into audio in my review, and Submerged rated high for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cole was my favorite character in this book. I really liked his integrity and his desire to seek different perspective to the different situations he was confronted with. He was a well developed character which allowed me to feel his pain and rejoice with him.

What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed her inflections and found it easy to slip into the story after a couple of words, no matter how many times life interrupted me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The beginning of the book started out with a bang and soon after my heart was screaming. I was close to the end of the book when I found myself screaming once again. I loved it.

Any additional comments?

This is my first experience with Dani Pettrey and Christina Moore and I am ready for some more.

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Painful

What disappointed you about Submerged?

I am nine chapters in and I'm stopping now. I only got this far because I was listening while I cleaned out an old filing cabinet. The story itself might turn out to be fine. It does have some unusual features, like the setting and the diving and the fact that the female protagonist was formerly the town slut. But the writing is trite and the author insists on stating the obvious.

As an example, two characters in the search and rescue business are talking and one says to the other something like, "The NTSB -- National Transportation Safety Board -- will be here tomorrow." Okay, maybe you need to clarify the acronym for the reader. But guys who work together don't talk to one another this way. There's a more elegant way to accomplish the same end, but it has eluded this author, time and time again. Painful.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Writing this clichéd has to be hard for a narrator, but this one does the book no favors. In particular, her male voices sound strained.

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Submergerged

Somehow I missed that this was a Christian romance when I read the synopsis. Too much talk of god to suit me. Thumbs down.👎

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Just couldn't finish

I just couldn't finish this book. The heroine is just TSTL. If you could go through every single scenario and find a way to mess it up, then you have this girl. I know it makes drama but please - I was rolling my eyes and screaming "no freaking way" over and over until I just gave up and quit listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-19

Book 2 and 3 not available on audible.

Book 2 and 3 not available on audible. A good story and would like to hear the next part, have more time to listen than read so will have to wait and see.

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  • chloe holifield
  • 07-31-15

A story about family,romance, faith andmystery

Every bit as good as reading the book for oneself. Easy to listen to whilst doing other hobbies.