• We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep

  • By: Andrew Kelly Stewart
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Canticle for Leibowitz meets The Hunt for Red October in We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep, a lyrical and pause-resisting coming-of-age exploration of duty, belief, and the post-apocalypse from breakout newcomer Andrew Kelly Stewart.

Remy is a Chorister, rescued from the surface world and raised to sing in a choir of young boys. Remy is part of a strange crew who control the Leviathan, an aging nuclear submarine, that bears a sacred mission: to trigger the Second Coming when the time is right.

But Remy has a secret, too - she's the submarine's only girl. Gifted with the missile's launch key by the Leviathan's dying chaplain, she swears to keep it safe. Safety, however, is not the priority of the new chaplain, who has his own ideas about the mission. When a surface-dweller is captured during a raid, Remy's faith becomes completely overturned. Now, her last judgement may transform the fate of everything.

©2021 Andrew Kelly Stewart (P)2021 Tantor

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Captivating language

The story is captivating and the characters are interesting and well developed, but what makes this book stand out is the writing and the beautiful, sometimes surprising, use of language. It is a wonderful read. I was sad to finish it. Well done Mr. Stewart.

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Enjoyable world building in a claustrophobic space

I enjoyed this book and the performance. The critiques of the reader in some other reviews gave me pause, but I decided to give it a go, and am glad I did - in my view the critiques are completely unfounded. The only thing that could have really improved it would be a performance of the singing described - maybe in a later version…

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Narrator toooooo slow

Story was ok, nothing out of the ordinary but short enough for a quick, mildly entertaining time. However, the narrator was too slow, killing any chance of success in few action chapters of the book.

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Deritive and poor choice of voice actor

There's nothing particularly innovative here, and the setting mostly feels underused. The choice of VA was a bad one. She reads the entire novel in a breathy, wondering tone more suited for a young childrens' book being read at a preschool.