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H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers, hidden from humans and sedated. H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.

Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement gives way to shore. She bides her time until graduation when she'll escape the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father. But a typical night in the desert with friends thrusts Erika into a situation more dangerous than she ever imagined.

Circumstances push the two together, and each must make a fateful choice. Will Erika help H.A.L.F. 9 despite her "don't get involved" rule? And will H.A.L.F. 9 let Erika live even though he was trained to kill?

The two may need to forget their rules and training if either is to survive the dangers of the deep beneath them.

©2015 Natalie Wright (P)2015 Natalie Wright

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  • Justin
  • Algonquin, IL
  • 11-01-15

Got it for free, but a little in love

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The book is perfect escapism. I was engaged from the start, and at no point was I jarred by an inconsistency.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think the first alien hybrid was named nine and the one after was named ten. I enjoyed ten the most. Nine was a bit soft, and the "people people" were okay. Secretly, I want ten to turn into a Deadpool like character. Be all badass, working for number one, and unapologetic about it all.

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

His reading voice is deep, and without accent. I like this because I was listening to the book at 2X and above. At those speeds he came out clearly, and I followed along nicely.

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

No - who has time for that?

Any additional comments?

Well I have to be honest and say: This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com. But, that said, I enjoyed every minute. To escape the more painful realities of life I have consumed a fair number of books. Mostly fiction. In particular, Science Fiction. So I am a bit of a junky connoisseur. While I listened to this audio book I was not putting milk and yogurt away for minimum wage, but rather running around a desert with this predictable but fun lot of characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Okay


BOOK REVIEW.....
Young adult fiction is not normally on my to read and review list however, this sounded good, But this book was only just okay to me. Wright has crafted an intriguing tale with characters that were interesting. It's just the story itself that fell flat to me.

AUDIO REVIEW......
I found the narrator to be good at reading the book as well as giving the characters life and voice.

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".
L.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good read

I enjoyed this first book very much. It is a good read but could have been better. The narration was very well done. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

I received a free copy of this book for a potential review.

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Love it!!!

I have not read anything by this author, but I really liked the description so I thought I will give it ago.

I am happy to say that I am glad that I picked this book up. I have listened to all three books, so you need to read them in order to understand what is going on. Book one and two do end on a cliffhanger and book three ties everything up.
The first book is a bit more predictable but it was full of suspense and mystery. As soon as I finished this one I moved onto the next book.

There is no sexual content but there is some profanity (not a lot) and violence.
I would recommend this book!

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

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The truth is out there.

Aliens exist, and wouldn't you know the government is covering it up! Not only covering it up, but doing experiments as well. The Deep Beneath is the first book in the H.A.L.F. series and I must say I enjoyed it quite a bit. Natalie Wright has crafted a wondrous tale involving three teens, a couple of alien-human hybrida, and the government agency determined to keep it all a secret. Won't post any spoilers, but I will say it is an exciting and action-packed adventure, and the ending will definitely leave you wanting to know what comes next.

Andrew Tell does a great job performing the book. I've now listened to a number of his performances and must say I find myself like him more and more with each performance. Seeing his name attached to a project is definitely a plus in my book.


I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Great narrator. I really enjoyed this book

First I want to thank the author for giving me a review copy of this audiobook. Firstly, I loved this narrator. He has a very engaging voice and really made this story come alive. They story is a great young adult story that I thoroughly enjoyed. The climax of the story is very exciting, and had me unwilling to pause playback. If there is one slight negative it is the conclusion. The story leaves some pretty big questions unanswered. What happened and why? I am sure these are answered in books 2-3 (which are available now), but it is fair to point out that this is not a stand alone book, and to really find the end of the story you will have to buy 2 more books. All in all, I am really looking forward to listening to book 2.

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Human/Alien breeding program, 1 escapes!!!

H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath
By: Natalie Wright
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
I have had this book for a long time and I am so mad at myself for waiting to read it! It is so amazing!
It is about a human/alien hybid breeding program by the government, and one of their specimens, HALF 9, escapes. 9 meets teens and trouble, they each help each other. The story gets crazier and very suspense filled as they try to get 9 to his 'cousins' that are trying to pick him up. 9 finds out he has a 'sister', HALF 10, along the way too but her personality is nothing as kind as his.
The narrator is just wonderful! He does the gruff voices and the squeaky alien voices perfectly! (Every voice in between too!) Perfect narrator for this book!

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Good start

The first Book in H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath kept my attention from beginning to end. A half alien-human hybrid called 9 or Tex escapes only to find himself in an unfamiliar area, culture, and confronted by hostiles. Three teens seeking a night of solace find themselves in involved in more than they bargained for. Good character, plot, and scene development. The narrator did a great job! I received this free audiobook copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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well read story but descriptions/scenes too long

The characters were indistinct and we didn't really care about them. Same old troupes, not much new or different in the story.

listened to the audio book. narrator was very good.

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Such a fun take

Would you listen to H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath again? Why?

YES! I loved it, it was so intriguing and fun to listen to. I loved the misadventure that happens, the science put into it and the world building that was done.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters. Ian, Mr. Randal, Tex, Erika, Jack.... they all gave so much to the story and were never really stale to me.

What about Andrew Tell’s performance did you like?

I have never listened to one of his books before but he really helped me to lose track of myself in this book. I never felt his pronunciation bothered me or his speech pattern was frustrating. <br/>I am relatively picky about audiobooks so this is a good thing. :)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were many scenes that made me laugh, often to the point of my husband asking what happened. I did particularly react to the scenes with Dr. Randal and Tex, showing that the capacity for caring, love, and support to stretch across species and as families even if not a biological family.

Any additional comments?

I loved the whole idea of the book, how it was laid out, and how the story progressed.<br/>After being a big sci-fi fan, I loved this take on human/alien hybrids and how it is effected by the type of alien that Tex is.<br/>There was enough intrigue to keep you interested if the slow parts are a bother to you. Everything was so well described that I was able to get a very clear image in my head of what this world would look like (I won't lie, in my head AHDNA looked a lot like the medical facility in the first couple of seasons of Lost when Claire and Sun are pregnant).<br/>I think I listened to this book in 3 sittings, I couldn't stop listening when I would get home from my walk.<br/><br/>I was provided a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my unbiased opinion/review.