The Deep

Narrated by: Mark Feuerstein
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship. What they find lures them into a strange and increasingly terrifying encounter with past and present, a struggle for salvage and survival along the floor of the sea, in the deep.
©2009 BBC Audiobooks America; 1976 Peter Benchley

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Better than Jaws!

Jaws was certainly scary in it's images of a big fish, but this book captured my attention. I tried to listen every chance I got. The writing was good and the narration made it even better. I would recommend this book.

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Ends abruptly

I loved Jaws so I thought I would like this one just as much. I didn't but Jaws is one of the best books I've ever listened to so this had a lot to live up to. The Deep isn't bad per se but I just had higher hopes for it.

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I can't give a good review of the story itself

the narration was absolutely terrible. I couldnt even finish, which is a shame because the story drew me in right away. the narrator was so over the top that the whole story was ruined for me.

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Not great.

I think we will all love Peter Benchley for his iconic work, Jaws, for all time. But this is a mediocre story at best, with a very abrupt and unsatisfying ending. For a forward looking back perspective of someone who did not grow up in the 50s/60s this is an interesting look into what would be considered main stream action in the day. I kept thinking the characters would be perfect in an Old Noire Hollywood movie. They were almost laughably stereotypical. The woman especially. Because they lack depth. If you like Benchley, read this for a peek into his mind, you can see glimmers of his fascination with sharks and the sea at large. Other than that, I'd pass. Oh the voice actor did an awesome job.

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The Deep

Let me say that for 33 years I had only seen the movie adaption 1977 ?, and the 2003 or 2004? Adaption ( into the blue ) both movies are pretty good. It’s really overall a good book, I just got biases over the ending of the book vs the movie/ movies . Benchley did a good job for the most part I like the dog and the twist with coffin and Kevin comes across well and it’s a shame that Benchley rushed the ending of this story and it made for a rushed ending for the movie as well . The Derp is a great treasure story and I have loved it since I was a little boy. Bottom line I gave it 4 stars overall due to the rushed last few chapters, also the narrator is okay and his version of treece is pretty good but some of the other characters is difficult the 1st time around to identify whom is speaking. If you like the movies and or treasure stories, or sea adventures, I’d say that you probably won’t return this book.