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100 Fathoms Below

By: Steven L. Kent,Nicholas Kaufmann
Narrated by: Shawn Compton
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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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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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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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Monsters under the sea...

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I liked it

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

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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
  • 09-19-21

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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  • Marion G.
  • 08-30-21

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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  • BarnesFamily
  • 11-01-22

Not for me

Stopped after just 5mins. Narrator was too stilted and the way this has been written didn't help matters.

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  • Andrew
  • 08-12-22

A bit different.

I can't really say much other than it's set in a submarine in the 80s. the book uses some navy abbreviations and explains the more important ones.
The book keeps you interested and in suspense.
Shawn Compton did a fine job narrating.

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  • Simon Dyer
  • 08-04-22

really enjoyed this!

stuck with it as to start with I wasn't sure, butt the character building, story and narration made this a really enjoyable audible listen!

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  • scoots
  • 07-31-22

Genre-bending brilliance

I initially got this book as it was included in my Audible subscription. Not knowing the authors or anything about the book, I settled in for an action thriller. It soon became more than that, fusing genres to create a very different action story.

I loved hearing about life on the sub, some of which mirrored how I had seen it in real life on a documentary. When the other aspect of the story came in, to be honest I did work it out pretty much straight away. Although it was such a good ride which kept me gripped throughout, I really enjoyed it.

I’m sure this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, however if you like your action thriller with a dose of horror mixed with supernatural and a sprinkling of fantasy then this is for you.

I’m off to see what else this pair have written together…

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  • lucy
  • 05-18-22

Great story

Found this title an easy listen, the storyline is easy to follow and full of little twists that compliment the story and the experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-19-22

Brilliant!

Surprisingly very good. Great narration, fantastic insights into how a submarine is run and genuine edge-of-your-seat horror. I can’t believe it’s green

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  • Mrs L Binns
  • 01-22-22

Surprisingly good

I really enjoyed this book, an original plot in an interesting setting.
I really liked learning about the world of submarines and liked how invested I became in the fate of the submariners battling their foe.
The ending was exactly what I hoped for!

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  • Ian
  • 01-16-22

Beware the green Eyes

If Stephen King had written Hunt for the Red October
I've not read many vampire books if I'm honest but I did like this one a lot well written the story had a good pace to it and the setting was great and the charters even better would 100% recommended it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-24-22

good read

for such a random storyline, I really enjoyed it. worth giving it a go, really

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  • Julie
  • 03-09-22

Gripping

Loved this book. The story was great and the narration was excellent. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-22

A top notch yarn included with subscription

A zombie/vampire story set on board a naval submarine.

Solid narration drives a well written story.

If you’ve been listening to zombie/survival stories free with your subscription then definitely don’t miss this one.