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Publisher's Summary

The explosive sequel to the Greig Beck blockbuster Fathomless

Cate Granger is chasing ghosts. 

The monster shark she once encountered was a remnant of the ancient world - one that had escaped an underwater lair previously sealed off for millions of years. At great cost, Cate and her allies had killed the beast. So, no more ghosts, no more shadows. All gone. 

Or so Cate thought. 

A research ship is sound-blasting the deep seabed looking for petroleum signatures. But in doing so they disturb something that has been hiding in the trenches for countless millennia. 

What Cate thought was dead rises from the cold depths of hell. She, Jack Monroe, a Russian billionaire, and her team of marine biologists are forced once more to enter the abyssal zone of the deepest ocean trenches, to confront a creature from the Earth’s distant past.

©2018 Greig Beck (P)2018 Bolinda

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As fast paced as the first

As fast paced as the first. Love shark books. Terrifying and exciting. Have been known to drive around longer then needed to keep listening.

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Edge of my seat!!

What a great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the suspense was excellent. Loved the characters too. Sean is an excellent narrator. Thanks Greig.

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Fantastic thanks for a great adventure

Riveting stuff hard to interrupt the Story to go to work looking forward to the next one to

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disappointing

i enjoyed Beck's other books but this one was disappointing... Just seemed like a rehash to show how much he had researched. sorry. really wanted to like it.

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Don't Get Attached

Look, my biggest issue with this book was that half of the characters die... you like a character, it dies. So don't get attached.

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not one of his best

my first review wasn't great as i had not enjoyed the book at all...but after realising i had got a dodgy download from audible which they fixed..i re downloaded and re listened....Greig has once again outdone himself...i had no idea i had missed 1/3 of the story 😳 fathomless and Abyss are 2 of the best shark monster books on the market and well worth the read. **revising my review as it turns out i got a dodgy review**

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loved it!

Fantastic follow up to fathomless, both novels are brilliant! if only they would hand the keys to the Meg movies to this man justice would be served. You can't go wrong with Greig Beck! JR

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offended

do not like the taking of the lords name in vain rethink other words thanks

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  • 11-10-2018

HE'S SAYING IT RIGHT HE'S SAYING IT RIGHT

the narrator is showing he's not only good at entertaining but that he's able to learn he's now saying megalodon correctly it was my biggest issue with the last book but now he's got it down and I can listen without cringing

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  • Cindy Ware
  • 22-05-2019

Better than book one!

This book was so suspenseful! In fact this morning I couldn't put it aside to do my housework! I had to finish it! I hope there's a book 3! I'm not good at writing these. I can't pick it apart. But there's plenty of 'critics' out there that delight in writing that kind of review. All I can do is tell you if I did or didn't enjoy it. I liked it because it was so suspenseful & for the most part fast moving. Also the narrator was very good. I found the story & characters quite entertaining. This probably will be one of the books I will listen to again,.

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  • Richarddinovo
  • 09-10-2018

Once again, great.

I have nothing bad to say, Greig Beck once again has a story that keeps you interested start to finish, adding mythos to his Beckverse, which causes me to look for more as soon as I finish.

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  • Paul
  • 08-12-2019

Entertaining....

You know a book is good when it has you screaming at some of the characters to do specific things.

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  • Jacob Malcolm Gore
  • 03-08-2019

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this was perfect for Shark Week. I really liked it. it's even scarier than reading Jaws Plus a bit of sci-fi always makes a book better!

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  • Ralston
  • 05-10-2020

Great mind candy

I read the first book and enjoyed it very much so when I ran across Abyss, I ordered the audio book immediately. It was a good decision. The story will keep you engaged and situations are created that make you not want to stop reading. It is certainly a book that will keep you engaged if you are on an airplane for several hours. The end of the book is a setup for a follow-on story but it will be interesting to see if the same story line can be maintained after two books on the same subject.

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  • Derek S
  • 01-06-2020

Another fantastic book by Greig Beck

I have purchased and listened to all of Greig Becks books on Audible so though it was time to write a review. I have to start off by saying I have not listened to a Greig Beck book on Audible that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. His books are very addictive once you start listening to them and you don't want to stop. To me Greig's books are a nonstop thrill ride reminiscent of such greats as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or William Edward Boroughs. His stories and characters leave you onstantly on the edge of your seat and always manage to deliver at the end. I have been rknto the action adventure, science fiction, fantasy and horror books for fifty three years and I have to say Greigs works are some of my very favorite. Sean Mangan is a fantastic narrator as well and does a great job bringing the characters to life and making the books almost cinematic in scope. I highly recommend anything but Greig Beck and Sean Mangan. Great listen.

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  • Demrock
  • 13-02-2020

I loved it!!!

I have enjoyed both books in this series. The narrator was awesome and the storyline was outstanding.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-2019

great book

this book was based on a lot of possible stuff from the ships and mechanics to the fish. like the book 1 it was a thrilling cliffhanger till the end.

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  • Marilyn L. Gavin
  • 20-06-2019

Good Read

book2 was good but plot and caracter development was a bit thinner than Book 1. like the ideas behind the books

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-03-2019

excellent!

loved it, I wish there was another book in the series. well read by the narrator too.

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  • Rup1969
  • 16-10-2020

another gripping book in the series

enjoyed more than book one as you know the characters so emotionally engage. Great sequel.

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  • Rob
  • 24-08-2020

A great sequel

I really enjoyed this sequel to the original Greig Beck book. it kept me entertained on a long car drive and I was glued to it from start to finish.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-10-2019

Absolutely fantastic

Brilliant a must for everyone the story keeps you riveted from to finish highly recommend.

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  • AlexDeDuck
  • 26-09-2019

Great sequel!

A very riveting story and the author's notes at the end are a real treat Some trite turns of phrase making one roll their eyes but otherwise a compelling story.

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  • Steph H
  • 06-02-2019

wasted opportunity

Again with this book the writer had an interesting idea that he wasted. There was a lot of repetition throughout the book that was inexcusable, and way to many inconsistencies. There was one bit where they calculated how much the megaladon would need to eat and yet for chapters and chapters earlier and in the previous book they all kept assuming that it would be 'full' already, I mean honestly this is something they should've worked out straight away. Also the 'evolutionary biologist' was useless apaet from panicking or asking people to basically put themselves in harms way without being willing to do so herself. They didn't even scratch the surface of the supposed knowledge of the 'shark expert', it was the billionaire that kept coming up with facts and figures about the sharks and megaladon. There was no conclusion as to whether it was the original shark or it's off spring. And there was no explanation as to what happened to the Nautilus or the bomb that Valerie set off. In so many ways this book was predictable and yet it didn't manage to tie up the obvious loose ends that were left behind. At least the narrator managed to pronounce megaladon slightly more correctly, it wasn't quite as grating as in the first book. There was a completely wasted opportunity to create a chase scene with the Nautilus and the megaladon. And if Valerie wanted the jaws of a megaladon why didn't the boat have the facility to harpoon the body of the sharks and drag them in. If it had got that capability then they could've autopsied the sharks and learned a lot more about them. And the author could've had the twee conclusion of rescuing some of those that had been swallowed whole. Really don't understand why this book got 4.5 stars from so many people.

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  • Dr. C. J. BOTTRILL
  • 01-02-2019

Enough to put anyone off deep sea exploration

I enjoyed this book. The plot is fast, the characters are fleshed out and I found myself genuinely caring about them and, critically, I found myself yearning to listening to just a little more. That's how I know a book has me hooked.

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  • Caroline
  • 23-11-2018

The big shark is coming for you...

I loved the first book, and while I don't think that this follow up is quite as good, it's certainly enjoyable. The dinosaur and shark-obsessed child part of me loves to think that a Megalodon could still exist, in the world, although I'm not convinced that the world could cope! But, as a marine biologist, I have to say that although this is science-fiction, there are still some amazing things out there that we thought were long gone. Grieg always does his research!

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  • Mr M W Fluke
  • 08-09-2019

A bit long

Not a bad book but seemed to go on a bit. Am sure a couple of hours worth could have been cut out and it would have not dragged on.

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  • Cookie Monster
  • 25-05-2019

Rubbish

pretty mundane storyline, the narration was nothing far short of depressing! And it just seemed to ramble on and on,it certainly sent me to sleep let's put it that way! Quite disappointed to be honest.

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