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Publisher's Summary

100 fathoms below....

The depth at which sunlight no longer penetrates the ocean.

1983. The US nuclear submarine USS Roanoke embarks on a classified spy mission into Soviet waters. Their goal: to find evidence of a new, faster, and deadlier Soviet submarine that could tip the balance of the Cold War. But the Roanoke crew isn't alone. Something is on board with them. Something cunning and malevolent.

Trapped in enemy territory and hunted by Soviet submarines, tensions escalate and crew members turn on each other. When the lights go out and horror fills the corridors, it will take everything the crew has to survive the menace coming from outside and inside the submarine.

In the dark.

Combining Tom Clancy's eye for international intrigue with Stephen King's sense of the macabre, 100 Fathoms Below takes listeners into depths from which there is no escape.

A Publishers Weekly Editors' Choice for Fall in Science Fiction & Horror.

©2018 Steven L. Kent and Nicholas Kaufmann (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
  • 11-11-2018

Trapped in sub with deadly supernatural creatures

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The audio is well done and I spent most of my spare time this past weekend listening to it. The tension starts early and doesn't let up. The worst (best) part is, the reader knows there is something creepy hiding on the sub while the crew is clueless and just thinks a couple people are sick or maybe someone is losing it.

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  • BookJunkie00
  • 09-09-2020

Excellent Surprise! This is worth the listen.

I was really surprised by how good this was; it hit me out of left field; it was an impulse buy, and I do not regret it one bit, it was enjoyable all the way through; lots of fun. I hope the authors write another!

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  • Josie
  • 25-01-2019

Monsters under the sea...

Worth the credit... scary, exciting, and fast paced! Something different... claustrophobic horror in a submarine

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  • Jimmy
  • 13-10-2018

Nice Little Find

I pre odered this book and I'm really glad that I did. It's a nice twist to a old horror movie tale.

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  • Christian Davis
  • 16-09-2020

Just fun

Great story the transition from a spy novel to supernatural was well done. The feeling of claustrophobia really sets as things get tense towards the Latter half of the story. It was fast pace scary and well written.

I definitely worth a listen to.

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  • Alienist
  • 10-04-2020

Good Read

Good overall weekend read. Different “monster” book in terms of location and tempo. Narration was ok but the reader had trouble with different voices.

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  • Scott Donaghe
  • 23-10-2020

Submarine Horror Story

This was a FUN book! The narrator did an AMAZING job with the various voices and the accents. I’ve found a new favorite author and narrator! I almost became a naval submariner myself, so the descriptions of life on a submarine were even more fascinating to me! I also watched the Call of the Wolf French film on Netflix halfway thru reading/listening to this book which gave me an even better understanding of life aboard a cramped submarine. If you like suspense, horror, and military themed novels then THIS book is for you!!

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  • mike O
  • 02-10-2020

good story fast-paced

this is an interesting take on a very well-known story the creatures are different from all other tales have to give them five stars for originality I had no problem listening to the entire book I highly recommend anyone who likes vampire type stories give this a listen.

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  • Soli
  • 30-09-2020

I liked it

Good narrator. Story moved right along. I will read more by this author. Good characters.

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  • Alexander
  • 20-09-2020

Very unsettling

Got to say that it was better than I was expecting. The narrator could have been a bit more distinctive between the voices, but overall nailed it.

Highly recommend the story!

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  • David Craggs
  • 19-09-2021

30 days of night on a submarine.

Claustrophobic, tense fun and full of characters you genuinely don't want to die. Great narration. The characters don't tend to make stupid decisions, since their actions are driven by necessity due to the confines of the submarine. They're resourceful and as a science teacher, I loved the light bulb moment about a way to potentially harm their seemigly invincible adversaries. however once everyone knows what's actually going on I feel it loses the horror aspect and turns into more of a clunky action flick. Still a great deal of fun though.

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  • Mr. Cholmondley Warner
  • 18-09-2021

An original twist.

Part adventure and part horror is how I would best describe this book. The horror side is a nice twist on an age old enemy. Enough said, without giving the game away. The narration is good and the plot keeps flowing from the start.
This book will never make your top one hundred. It might make your top five hundred. It's a very easy and entertaining listen. You won't be chilled to the bone but the horror twist makes this book. I really liked it and wondered why nobody had thought of this plot before. The setting being perfect. The author also gets the feel of a claustrophobic submarine just right. There's also some points that make you realise how technically difficult life on a submarine is. I have always thought that I wouldn't like to be a submariner. Now I know I wouldn't. Very brave people, even in peace time.
I'm glad I listened. I would recommend it and will certainly try more of the authors work.

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  • Toadjuggler
  • 04-09-2021

Passed a few hours.

Not the best book ever but it kept me listening to the end. If you like a bit of a military tech thriller with side of vampire this will get you through a wet Sunday.

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  • Callum Johnson
  • 02-09-2021

Better than expected!

Without spoiling anything, I'd recommend picking this up if you're nostalgic of the old horrors but perhaps looking for a more modern [ish] twist. It's good fun and charming in its own way.

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  • Ceeb
  • 02-09-2021

Surprisingly outstanding.

Loved this Audible book. which was part of the free set of books for Audible members.

I'm not into American narrators unless it fits the mood of the book. Shawn does a cracking job giving the feeling of the Submarine. I could actually see every compartment. (it helped being a former Submariner)

it's a book I wouldn't normally go for. glad I did. I'll explore more of the Plus Catalogue now.

I'm currently watching a BBC drama about a nuclear submarine. and 100 Fathoms Below is more realistic. Even with the Horror element.

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  • Marion G.
  • 30-08-2021

Not bad for a free listen

OK - so one can imagine being in a confined space with a malevolent force but this novel really does stretch credibility. Can say very little without spoilers so I am not going there - but it kept me entertained for a few hours.

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  • Rachael
  • 25-08-2021

Yikes. Scary

Listened to this at night and kept me awake. Scary and kept you guessing. Nice one.

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  • SarahC1985
  • 06-11-2018

Claustriphobic, terrifying

I think this book is absolutely amazing. The suspense kept me literally on the edge of my seat, another I once thought, way overused expression. Not this time. The fact the crew are all trapped together in a small space, plus the terror aboard with them and the enemy warfair, only add to the danger. There were times I could almost hear the kind of music you hear in films during creepy, tense scenes, not knowing who, or what, is round the corner. That was how this one felt to me at times. If you love claustrophobic, Psychological horror along with warfair, this one is for you. One of the best books I've ever read. Loved it! Very well narrated as well. Never heard Sean Compton before, but this book really suited his voice and reading style.

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