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Deep Fathom

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Excellent summer read! Don't miss it!

Without giving anything away, this book likely has something for everyone who enjoys the action/adventure genre. Natural disasters, world chaos, a missing Air Force One and the president, ancient civilizations, romance, name it and you'll find it in this novel - even in...
Without giving anything away, this book likely has something for everyone who enjoys the action/adventure genre. Natural disasters, world chaos, a missing Air Force One and the president, ancient civilizations, romance, name it and you'll find it in this novel - even including a Canadian! This third novel by Rollins has more refined character development than his previous novels while at the same time, keeping the mystery and the adventure on an even keel. If you enjoyed his previous novels, you won't be disappointed with this one. In my opinion, Rollins easily ranks up there with the likes of Preston and Childs, DuBrul and other action/adventure writers. In fact, so far, he's demonstrating consistancy in his writing unlike some of the other writers who seem to lose momentum after their first success and is in fact in the process of surpassing some of the other household name action/adventure authors. Anxiously awaiting the next novel! Monsieur Rollins, you make reading a pleasure as always... ;-)

posted by Anonymous on July 4, 2001

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Interesting Science, Slow Moving Plot

The thing that I really like about James Rollins is the really interesting science that is threaded throughout his books. This book is no exception. The discussion and fictional application of dark matter is really interesting. Also, as always, there is a decent amou...
The thing that I really like about James Rollins is the really interesting science that is threaded throughout his books. This book is no exception. The discussion and fictional application of dark matter is really interesting. Also, as always, there is a decent amount of action at various times throughout the book. However, the plot of this book is SLOW and you will be 150 pages into it before it really gets interesting. Also, there are a couple of subplots that seem to have been included for no other purpose than filling space.

posted by Silas_Dogood on February 17, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2004

    The twist just keep coming

    James Rollins has done it yet again with his new novel. While in the past, many of his works are riddled with themes of lost civilizations and their eventual discoveries, i think that Rollins has outdone himself with this novel (in a good way). The first 50 pages are quite hard to get through but once you've passed those, the book doesnt disappoint. It's essentially like reading a movie, the action never stopped.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2013

    This book is totally ridiculous yet so hugely entertaining and r

    This book is totally ridiculous yet so hugely entertaining and readable that I loved it. Definitely recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2001

    A little slow to start but Excellent! when you get into it

    I found this book to start off slow and it took me awhile to get into it but it did pick up towards the end. I don't think this was James¿s best work but I still recommend it. However, It may be just me? In the last couple months I have started 2 other books and never finished¿ I am now on my third and that doesn¿t seem promising either. I guess I am a picky reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    Plenty of action, plenty of fun

    This was the first non-Sigma book I've listened to and I am happy to say it has all of the hallmarks that I love in those books: non-stop action, over-the-top crises, villainous villains and heroic heroes. Even if things sometimes stray into the "Seriously?" category, it's always fun and you can tell that the book doesn't take itself too seriously. I liked that the book included a character link to the Sigma series. I like the comfort of familiar characters.
    The one criticism I have is with the narrator. Understand that this is based on my listening preference, but Mr. Meagher too often sounds like he's trying to talk while a yak is sitting on his chest. Some of the male voices sound forced, while some of the female voices are almost cartoonish.
    I have a 30-minute drive each way to work, and I often look forward to the drive just so I can listen to James Rollins' books.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    Slow beginning, quick ending

    I am a huge fan of Rollins, but Deep Fathom leaves much to be desired at least in the beginning. The book starts of pretty slowly. So slow in fact that I didn't touch it for weeks. The ending came not a moment too soon and that's exactly when the action and thrill picked up. Even though it's a slow moving story it's still a great read. I've loved all his work thus far.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    the book is neat.well thought of

    the book brought home the fact that this could happen to california is a scarry thought. the ring of fire is important thing to keep in mind. the charister are well thougth trought and that is helpfull.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Jack Kirkland saves the world, again.

    Indiana Jones visits Atlantis. Another great action packed Rollins tale. A misterious object is found deep in the ocean that has caused one disaster, and may, soon because of other cosmic happenings, distroy the world. Intermingled with this is Jack Kirklans's heavy burden of guilt over losing his love on a space mission, and the interplay between the hate filled brother of his love and himself. A great story, as most of his, for a rainy day reading, hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2004

    Another great book by Rollins!

    The discovery of a lost Micronesian civilization, and a dire threat to the world. Perhaps Rollins best effort. If you like Clive Cussler or Matt Reilly, check this one out.

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