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Rolling in the Deep

Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
Series: Rolling in the Deep, Book 0.5
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
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When the Imagine Network commissioned a documentary on mermaids, to be filmed from the cruise ship Atargatis, they expected what they had always received before: an assortment of eyewitness reports that proved nothing, some footage that proved even less, and the kind of ratings that only came from peddling imaginary creatures to the masses.  

They didn't expect actual mermaids. They certainly didn't expect those mermaids to have teeth.  

This is the story of the Atargatis, lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the bathypelagic zone in the Mariana Trench...and the depths are very good at keeping secrets.

©2015 Seanan McGuire (P)2019 Tantor

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  • L. Jones
  • 29-08-2019

A good companion piece

Rolling in the Deep serves as an interesting prequel to the gripping horror suspense novel Into the Drowning Deep, detailing exactly what happened to the doomed final voyage of the Atargatis seven years before the events of ItDD. If you've already read the previous book, this is a well-told backstory, but even if you haven't, it stands up on its own as a quick, brutal tale about people who go looking for mermaids and wish they'd never found them.

I don't recommend reading it first, as its ending spoils one of the major reveals of ItDD.

The reader did a fine job narrating the story. The only thing that bugged me was that the way she said the ship name, instead of "AA tar GAT iss" as in the previous book, kept sounding like "otter goddess," which kept making me laugh.

Recommended read, especially for those who liked ItDD.

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  • Katrin
  • 24-06-2019

Prequel but better read as a sequel

This book reveals some plot devices that will remove some of the tension that made Into the Drowning sea so great. That's why I would advice readers to read that one before this one.

This is a good book but no where near as good as it's sequel. I liked that I got to know what happened to the characters that was referred to so much in Into the Drowning Sea.

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  • Stefan Filipovits
  • 07-07-2019

A good start to a REALLY fun series

I found Into The Drowning Deep (the second book in the series) last summer and could not stop listening. It was fun, creepy, tense, imaginative and totally addictive. I’ve been looking and hoping the first book in the series would come to audible and when I saw it finally had I bought it immediately. While I didn’t enjoy it as much as Into The Drowning Deep I think that’s because of its much shorter length. In fact, I would consider Rolling In The Deep the very extended prologue to Into The Drowning Deep. Just like it’s successor, Rolling in the Deep is tense, fun, and very creepy. I so hope we get more books in this series because for a killer mermaid story it’s incredibly compelling. If you’re looking for something entertaining or want something scary to read at the beach then you’ve hit the jackpot. Give this series a try and cross your fingers we get more.

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  • Erica K.
  • 10-07-2019

Great story!

I loved the storyline for this book. It brought those old sailors tales of mermaids luring men to their deaths, to life, and gave a good modern spin to it. It was actually pretty creepy, and I don’t get creeped out easily. I like the narrator as well. She had a nice cool storytelling voice and a clear, calm way of speaking that made the story gel nicely. I really liked the mermaid voices. They were eerie and lilting, just the way you imagine it would be. In your nightmares!!

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  • Michael Charboneau
  • 23-05-2019

A Killer Story

This novella was originally a limited edition hardcover and I’m so happy to see that’s it’s on Audible now. Great characters and creepy details fuel this story to its shocking ending. Whether your a fan of Mira Grant or horror in general, you should give this a listen.

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  • another know it all
  • 11-10-2019

scary

nice slow normal beginning so I was engrossed before it got weird. a great prequel. I want to listen to the next book.

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  • Chicken
  • 13-08-2019

Scary as sh*t, and where's the sequel??

Amazing and scary book based on a new premise I hadn't heard before, a totally new take on sea monsters. It's begging for a sequel, and though I did read the version 1.5 of this book, which is a side story companion piece to this one, it's not a sequel. Strong characters, wild story, and loads of suspense made this one impossible to stop listening to. I was a fan of this author before I came to this book, having read a few of the Newsflesh series she's famous for, but this is totally different. The flavor of this book is entirely its own, and it's pretty frightening. If you like sea monsters, creature features, suspense, and scary stories about the ocean, you'll love this.

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  • Alexa
  • 21-05-2019

Creepy and wonderful

I loved the story - Mira Grant's writing is amazing as always. The narrator's mermaid voices are the best

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  • Lady Chaps
  • 11-10-2019

Very good

This was an excellent short story. The narration was excellent as well. I’m glad I bought it and plan on getting the next one.

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  • Arentil
  • 25-02-2020

The Untold Story

Fantastic prequel to Into the Drowning Deep! Not necessary to read it first, in fact I think it's better to read it 2nd.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-2020

Mira grant

I enjoyed 'Into the drowning deep' but this short prequal seems largely redundant. Think of the prequal to John Carpenter's The Thing, i.e more of the same only lesser and without the suspense of not knowing the ending.