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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Benchley Narrator: Mark Feuerstein Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781482978834
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A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship. What they find lures them into a strange and increasingly terrifying encounter with past and present, a struggle for salvage and survival along the floor of the sea—in the deep.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Powerful…[Benchley’s] story grabs you at once.”

    New York Times Book Review on Jaws

  • “A tightly written, tautly paced study of terror [that] makes us tingle.”

    Washington Post on Jaws

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 2/16/2014

    " Yuck. An excuse for a movie. Not a good one at that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 2/15/2014

    " I was really disappointed by the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Artguy | 2/10/2014

    " Fun, easy read. Particularly enjoyable if you are intrigued by the notion of finding treasure. I am. I liked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Miller | 2/10/2014

    " I reaad this book decades ago, but could never get it out of my mind because the ending was such a shocker! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexandra | 2/8/2014

    " I didn't really give this one a chance. There was a slightly confused scene right at the start that contains a description of a beach and it was just all wrong. After that I just gave up. I really wanted to like it, simply because of the Bermuda connection. I'll try one more time and get back to you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lobstergirl | 2/5/2014

    " I probably read this when I was 11 or 12 and I only remember two things from it: the female character bending over so that her bikini-covered breasts' honey-coloredness became visible, and the word "ampules." This is the kind of book you should read when you're 11 because you'll get much more out of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yofish | 2/2/2014

    " Perfectly acceptable for car-listening, but nothing great. It did really sound more like a movie than a book. A couple are honeymooning in Bermuda. While scuba-diving, they stumble across an ampule that contains some sort of drugs (morphine? Heroine?). Turns out there was a ship that sunk in the 1940's carrying drugs that are now worth millions. So the bad guys try to get them to get it for them. Since they're in Bermuda, there's no useful law, so they can't appeal there. They find a local who's sympathetic, and the race is on to find it all so they can destroy it before the bad guys can train themselves to get it themselves. Sort of dramatic tension, I guess. But the locals are so much more interesting than the white honeymooners. (Also, the guy is sort of a jerk, but, anticipating the movie, the wife is the hottest thing ever.) Just to keep our interest, they also find an unknown cache of gold etc from a Spanish galleon-type thing, created for King Phillip (or whoever's) new bride. I suppose I was also supposed to learn some history and geography of Bermuda, and stuff about scuba as well. Really 3.5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/19/2014

    " This book started out better than Jaws over the first 150 pages or so. Decent development of a plot and characters. Basically, honeymooners are in Bermuda for a dive vacation and discover sunken jewels and drugs and then encounter the local underworld. My reaction from reading Jaws and The Deep is that they both ended poorly/abruptly. More creative thought regarding story closure would have made these more enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Grant | 1/15/2014

    " I actually liked this one a bit more than Jaws. Enjoyed the plot and the characters very much. Excellent summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/13/2014

    " Well written, well paced adventure story. Quick and easy read, but satisfying for a rainy saturday afternoon. Very nice change of pace from the kind of heavy non-fiction I've been reading lately. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sean Wylie | 1/13/2014

    " Talk about a sophomore slump. This is the book Peter wrote after Jaws. To put it mildly if this had been his first book we would have never heard of this author. Story is dumb and the characters are annoying. And I spent the first 2/3rds of the book waiting for a monster. There is no monster "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 12/31/2013

    " A fun, quick paced book with little reason to lose interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian Oconnor | 12/9/2013

    " this is not a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alistair | 12/8/2013

    " Read this a long, long, time ago. held me completely even through re-reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/4/2013

    " Not too bad as a book on tape. For reasons not readily apparent to me, I thought it was going to be about a giant squid. It was not. Probably a better movie than book (although I haven't seen the movie, I'm assuming there is one). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer Sims | 6/23/2013

    " One of the few times I will ever say the movie was better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 6/5/2013

    " A bit different from "Jaws", but still definitely worth reading nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 4/17/2013

    " A couple on holiday in the Caribbean discover drugs amongst some wrecks while out diving. Read this many years ago - a real page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 12/7/2012

    " Oddly addictive....but it did seem rushed at the end. Fun read, looking forward to watching the film! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riley | 9/21/2012

    " I was going to give this book 4 stars because it kept me interested the whole way through but... I didn't care very much for the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 8/4/2012

    " What 12-year-old boy wouldn't love a book with so much sex and drugs? I'm not 12 anymore and I kind of wonder if there was really that much sex in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikaila | 7/21/2012

    " Lol. So cheesy and great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connor | 7/12/2012

    " Your basic action adventure tale. What can I say? I'm developing a soft spot for underwater adventure stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.E. Foulk | 11/4/2011

    " Was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 7/22/2011

    " This book was a favorite of mine long before Jacqueline Bisset slipped on her wet T-shirt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 6/19/2011

    " The ending kind of came out of nowhere, but overall it was an entertaining read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Brown | 5/31/2011

    " Can't really explain why it is I loved this book so much...very similar to why I love the original poseidon adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 5/17/2011

    " Loved the book and the movie. Book is different so if youve only seen the movie you have to read the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 F. | 5/14/2011

    " I loved it. I could see why they'd make a movie out of it. This one cost a lot of beach b usinesses a lot of money... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nic | 5/10/2011

    " Not as good as it was when I was 10. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 5/8/2011

    " I try to stay away from books like this but who can resist shark attacks? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elissa | 5/6/2011

    " Bizarre, but fun. Different than the film, in a good way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Perrin | 4/28/2011

    " The movie was better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/14/2011

    " The movie is way better, but the book wasn't bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 4/5/2011

    " The first "adult" book I ever read. When the paperback edition came out, I was around 5 years old. It seemed my mom and everyone else had that book. I was fascinated by the cover and got to reading--quite an exercise for a kindergartener. To this day, a real thriller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Lee | 3/31/2011

    " The only time I think I'll ever say this...THE FILM WAS BETTER! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 3/23/2011

    " This was the first adult book I had ever read when I was 9 years old. The enchantment of a deadly, man-eating fish captured my imagination. A truly great story. I don't think anyone ever looked at the beach the same way again after reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 3/13/2011

    " Stephen King recommended.

    Read the book, then saw the movie. Even though I knew what was coming, I still jumped clear out of my seat when the severed head popped out of the wrecked ship! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leesa | 3/5/2011

    " I read this as a teen and couldn't put it down. "

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About the Author
Author Peter BenchleyAfter graduating from Harvard, Peter Benchley worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, then as an editor at Newsweek and a speechwriter in the White House. His novel Jaws was published in 1974, followed by The Deep, The Island, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, Q Clearance, Rummies, and Beast, among others. He has written screenplays for three of his novels, and his articles and essays have appeared in such publications as National Geographic and The New York Times. He has written, narrated, and appeared in dozens of television documentaries. He is a member of the national council of Environmental Defense and is a spokesman for its Oceans Program.
About the Narrator

Mark Feuerstein is the star of USA Network’s Royal Pains. He has also been on such television shows as The West Wing, 3 Lbs, and Good Morning, Miami. In addition, he can be seen in such films as What Women Want, The Muse, Practical Magic, In Her Shoes, and Defiance, starring Daniel Craig, and he made his Broadway debut in Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo.