Dr. Peter Crane is a former Navy doctor who has been requested to come to an oil rig to uncover the source of a mysterious medical condition that seems to be affecting the workers. However, when he gets there, he is then informed that he needs to actually head down to Deep Storm, the most extensive and technologically advanced science research center - which also happens to be located miles beneath the water's surface and sits directly on the ocean floor. The team at Deep Storm is trying to dig below the ocean's floor to unearth what could potentially be the city of Atlantis.
While there, Dr. Crane begins to investigate the patients that have come down with a wide range of random illnesses, even heart attacks in perfectly healthy people. Although blocked by Marine guards to gain access to secure levels, he continues to research the random symptoms and abrupt hysteria and he soon learns that there is much more to this potential Atlantis dig then he expected. Once he finds out the true details, it becomes a race to do everything that he can in his power - to stop the dig.
Without divulging in spoilers, suffice it to say that I much preferred the beginning of the story more than the latter. Once the real reason is uncovered, the story unfortunately is disappointing. I found it belabored with its finality and I cringed when I then heard the narrator say the word "epilogue."
Quite an unfortunate turn of events for this reader (or listener), considering the storyline seemed engaging and exciting for me. I enjoy a good adventure and thrill ride, and when it's combined with an ultra-unique setting such as a deep sea research site, and a highly confidential archaeological dig that could potentially reveal the fascinating legend of Atlantis, I was ready. I thought that this was just the right story to hook me into the world of audiobooks. Sadly, this was not the result I was hoping for.
I've been struggling to find the right audiobook, but this one was not the right one for my ten hour car ride over the holidays.
What about you? Have you read/listened to this one and enjoyed it? Or, what are your favorite audiobooks that you feel would be just the ticket for me to listen to?
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