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10 thoughts on “Creatures of the Abyss

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    I listened to the LibriVox free audio version, narrated by the wonderful Mark Douglas Nelson.Radar expert and electronic engineer Terry Holt has been recruited by a scientific expedition in the Phillipines to make underwater listening devices They won t tell him what his inventions are meant to investigate And that makes him mad.He has some ideas though Orejas de ellos, the things who listen, have been the explanation by fishermen about strange catches of fish Are they real or just superstit I listened to the LibriVox free audio version, narrated by the wonderful Mark Douglas Nelson.Radar expert and electronic engineer Terry Holt has been recruited by a scientific expedition in the Phillipines to make underwater listening devices They won t tell him what his inventions are meant to investigate And that makes him mad.He has some ideas though Orejas de ellos, the things who listen, have been the explanation by fishermen about strange catches of fish Are they real or just superstition What are the mysterious shooting stars that seem to fall with such frequency into the Luzon Deep Why do mysterious swarms of fish gather in o...


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    Spy fish from the deep equipped with mechanical recording devices, asteroids landing in the same spot of the China Sea, a huge, whale like abomination from 27,000 feetLeinster takes a regional fisherman s myth about las orejas de ellos they who listen and some science extrapolated from the use of soundwaves underwater to craft a modest sci fi adventure yarn.The elements listed above should have led to some thrills Flat, lifeless characters and a thin plot stretched beyond the point of in Spy fish from the deep equipped with mechanical recording devices, asteroids landing in the same spot of the China Sea, a huge, whale like abomination from 27,000 feetLeinster takes a regional fisherman s...


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    Interesting sci fi novel that reminds the structure of a mystery novel, as the protagonist finds himself in the middle of a set of puzzles and enigmas, is bothered because those around him do not give him information, and he has to discover the facts by himself Finally he comes to the conclusion that the reason why they looked mysterious was because they did not have an answer to the problem and did not trust their...


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    A well done story There are a couple of dated references to equipment used but the tale has held up very well over time The character are believable and their interactions are smooth The plot has aplausibility to it then many other science ficton I have read Mark Nelson s narr...


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    I haven t listened to a lot of older science fiction stories, but when I noticed that audiobook reader Mark Nelson a personal favorite reader had read this story, I decided to spend a few minutes listening to his librivox reading at Archive.org, my interest was perked by those first few minutes of conversation between Terry and Deirdre in their first meeting GISTAfter being left holding the bag after his business partner leaves him to deal with the knock on affect of fitting some new technolo I haven t listened to a lot of older science fiction stories, but when I noticed that audiobook reader Mark Nelson a personal favorite reader had read this story, I decided to spend a few minutes listening to his librivox reading at Archive.org, my interest was perked by those first few minutes of conversation between Terry and Deirdre in their first meeting GISTAfter being left holding the bag after his business partner leaves him to deal with the knock on affect of fitting some new technology onto asuccessful fishing vessel, radar and electrical engineer is approached by a young woman offering him some quick vacation cash in exchange for making a fish driving paddle Initial suspicion and angst leads to rampant curiosity when he learns the purpose for it As he begins to piece together the mystery, he and the volunteer crew discover that there isto the situation than a simple squabble over fishing a danger ...


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    Electronics expert Terry Holt needs to vacate Manilla while some furore between fishing boat crews dies down so when he gets an offer to spend some paid time on a swanky sailing vessel building some experimental gear he almost jumps at the chance Almost because they won t tell him what they re doing or what the kit is for and he s not very happy about that All he s told is that something mysterious is happening in the Luzon Deep and it s connected to the fishing boat situation.This is an old Electronics expert Terry Holt needs to vacate Manilla while some furore between fishing boat crews dies down so when he gets an offer to spend some paid time on a swanky sailing vessel building some experimental gear he almost jumps at the chance Almost because they won t tell him what they re doing or what the kit is for and he s not very happy about that All he s told is that something mysterious is happening in the Luzon Deep and it s connected to the fishing boat situation.This is an old fashioned, science fiction novella mixing deep sea monsters with strange, outer space mystery and it works pretty well It is a bit dated as such an isolated situation couldn t really exist today with everyone connected to the Internet I m sure they d have soon had some serious interest from the world s press...


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    I read the paperback version of this novel a million years ago and didn t have much memory of it other than thinking it was pretty good Leinster was one of my favorites when I was young, especially his Med Service stories and the Joe Ken trilogy I have just finished l...


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    In the fifties and sixties the sea was seen as the last frontier on Earth The oceans were and they still are, but less a world to discover, where the overpopulated humanity could someday live, or at least exploit its resources This was reflected in popular culture and, of course, in science fiction works I intend to read three books about this subgenre, and the first one is Creatures of the Abyss 1961.Please, see full review on the blog los a o In the fifties and sixties the sea was seen as the last frontier on Earth The oceans were and they still are, but less a world to discover, where the overpopulated humanity could someday live, or at least exploit its resources This was reflected in popular culture and, of course, in science fiction works I intend to read three books about this subgenre, and the first one is Creatures of the Abyss 1961.Please, see full review on the blog los a os cincuenta y sesenta del siglo...


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    First off all, the Librivox narration was done absolutely perfectly The narrator there did a better job than most audible and tantor narrators I was super happy to listen to him tell me this story.The s...


  10. says:

    Awesome read Adventure in the most classic sense The author does not go beyond his scope Sometimes the expatiation of simple sciences irked me, but overall, it was done very nicely It has a kind of old school quaintness, simple narrative choppy at times but generally pleasing , and explosive advent...


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Creatures of the Abyss Orejas De Ellos, The Things Who Listen, Whispered The Superstitious Fishermen When The Strange Occurrences Began Off The Philippine Coast How Else Could You Explain The Sudden Disappearance Of A Vessel Beneath A Mysterious Curtain Of Foam The Writhings Of Thousands Of Maddened Fish Trapped In A Coffin Like Area Of Ocean An Alien Intelligence Gorged At The Bottom Of The Luzon Deep And Made Its Plans Radar Expert Terry Holt And The Crew Of The Experance Had To Devise A Weapon Against The Horrifying Creatures Which Threatened Mankind With Extinction Here Are Terror, Excitement, And The Clutch Of Cold Death As Combined By A Master Hand In The Field Of Science Fiction Approx 5.5 Hours