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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Slade Narrator: Jayne Entwistle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hunchback Assignments Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780739380253
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A fantastic Steampunk adventure in the deeps.

Transforming his appearance and stealing secret documents from the French is all in a day’s work for fourteen-year-old Modo, a British secret agent. But his latest mission—to uncover the underwater mystery of something called the Ictíneo—seems impossible. There are rumors of a sea monster and a fish as big as a ship. French spies are after it, and Mr. Socrates, Modo’s master, wants to find it first. Modo and his fellow secret agent, Octavia, begin their mission in New York City, then take a steamship across the North Atlantic. During the voyage, Modo uncovers an astounding secret.

The Dark Deeps, the second book in Arthur Slade’s Hunchback Assignments series, is set in a fascinating Steampunk Victorian world. Modo’s underwater adventures and his encounters with the young French spy Colette Brunet, the fearless Captain Monturiol, and the dreaded Clockwork Guild guarantee a gripping read filled with danger, suspense, and brilliant inventions.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 4/12/2011

    " It seems wrong to say that I enjoy Modo's plight, but I seem to have a soft spot for scarred heroes. An enjoyable 2nd novel in the Hunchback Assignments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kindle-aholic | 2/27/2011

    " 3.5 stars

    Still have a lot of fun reading it.

    This time Modo meets a French spy and gets on a submarine commanded by a group that is trying to build a utopia under the sea. Lots of nods to 20K Leagues.

    It was over a bit too quickly for me. I wanted a bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/28/2011

    " The first book was much better

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 1/18/2011

    " This is the 2nd vol. of the Hunchback Assignments and continues the story of the 2 teenage spies- Modo & Octavia- with overtones of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Fascinating... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/2/2010

    " I didn't read the first in the series so that might have helped me enjoy the story more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 9/11/2010

    " Loved the spooky underwater nature of this instalment. Modo is much more sympathetic, and it was lovely to see just how much everyone else has come to be fond of our hunchback-y little friend. A great read! "

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About the Author
Author Arthur Slade

Arthur Slade has published several novels for young readers, including Jolted: Newton Starker’s Rules for Survival, Megiddo’s Shadow, Tribes, and Dust, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with his wife.

About the Narrator

Jayne Entwistle is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.