Audiobook review of The World Beneath

Posted July 18, 2015 by Stormi in Author Interviews / 1 Comment

Audiobook review of The World Beneath

I received this book for free from Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The World Beneath by Rebecca Cantrell
Length: 7 hours and 12 minutes
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Published by Author Pages: 314
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audiobook Blast

Narrator: Jeffery Kafer

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is the New York City underground. This subterranean labyrinth inhales three million bustling commuters every day. And every day, it breathes them all out again... except for one. Software millionaire Joe Tesla is set to ring the bell on Wall Street the morning his company goes public. On what should be the brightest day in his life, he is instead struck with severe agoraphobia. The sudden dread of the outside is so debilitating, he can't leave his hotel at Grand Central Terminal, except to go underground. Bad luck for Joe, because in the tunnels lurk corpses and murderers, an underground Victorian mansion and a mysterious bricked-up 1940s presidential train car. Joe and his service dog, Edison, find themselves pursued by villains and police alike, their only salvation now is to unearth the mystery that started it all, a deadly, contagious madness on the brink of escaping The World Beneath

This was my first time reading this author and I really enjoy this book. I was different from anything I have read in a while.

What I thought of this book.

Joe Tesla use to work in a fancy office, but after an incident happened he couldn’t come out of the railway system. It’s a pretty elaborate railway system underground with lots of tunnels and even a house which he bought to live in. So it’s just him and his dog Edison until he stumbles on a corpse. Now there are bad guys and police after him and he can’t go anywhere but through all the tunnels to try and stay one step ahead until he can figure out what is going on.

Reasons to give The World Beneath a try:

  • I thought it was a unique mystery thriller because it’s all underneath in a bunch of tunnels.
  • I found the MC Joe interesting as I haven’t really read a book about an agoraphobic person. Though he couldn’t go above ground because of his fear he was still able to figure out what was going on with the dead corpse, who the killer was, etc. You might think that it would enable him but he was still a great ┬ácharacter.
  • There are some great secondary characters that work above ground for Joe and one that was hired to be his bodyguard and they give to the story and makes you want to know more.

Though it seems a bit unbelievable that this man lives in a house down below and all the stuff happening down in the tunnels, I really enjoyed it. Sometimes you just got to let you mind believe and enjoy a good story. I can’t wait to give the next book in this series a try!

If you like a good mystery thriller then I think you should give this one a try!

The Narrator:

This is the first book I have listened to with this narrator. Jeffery Kafer did a decent job narrating this book. By the end of the book I was getting use to him and he had became Joe.

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