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Did the lost city of Atlantis really exist or is it just a myth? You are a highly experienced deep sea explorer. But you search for the lost continent of Atlantis is the trip of a lifetime. It will be the most challenging and dangerous mission of your career. Many unknowns will test your courage, abilities, strengths, and judgment. And you will be using newly designed equiDid the lost city of Atlantis really exist or is it just a myth? You are a highly experienced deep sea explorer. But you search for the lost continent of Atlantis is the trip of a lifetime. It will be the most challenging and dangerous mission of your career. Many unknowns will test your courage, abilities, strengths, and judgment. And you will be using newly designed equipment that's never been tested. The cable attaching the Seeker to the ship Maray is extended to its limit. You have come to rest on a ledge near the canyon in the ocean floor that ancient myth says leads to the lost city of Atlantis. You have an experimental diving suit designed to protect you from the intense pressure of the deep. You can also cut the Seeker loose and travel further. As agreed, you signal the Maray: All systems go; it's awesome down here. If you decide to explore the ledge where the Seeker has come to rest, turn to page 6. YOU choose what happens next!...

Title : Journey Under the Sea
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ISBN : 9781933390024
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 117 Pages
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Journey Under the Sea Reviews

  • Jason Koivu
    2019-03-05 15:40

    As a Jay Leno-esque, Chinny McStrongchin looking character, you are off to explore the depths of the ocean with hopes of finding Atlantis. Let's go!1) On my first adventure I fought a ginormous squid, discovered an ancient Greek ship upon which was a map showing a tunnel to the center of the earth. I entered the tunnel and soon the water turned to gas and I had to dodge massive atoms. The world became a shade more psychedelic. Undefined presences surrounded me as I entered a thought world. I'd found Atlanteans! I stayed with them, studying for 1000 thought years and emerged to find the surface of the world quite different from when I left it.2) On the next adventure I was quickly eaten by sharks. 3) I had another go, got saved by a dolphin (at this point I've noticed that there are a number of ways in which this book allows you to just give up), found and entered a grotto, which turned out to be Atlantis! I got a species-change operation and never returned to the surface again.4) In my final adventure I took my little underwater craft down into a canyon, where I found another grotto and a submarine. Inside the sub I received instructions on how to get to Atlantis. I met some folks, tried to help them overthrow a tyrannical king, and in order to do so I suggested we put on a play, naturally. In a roundabout way it worked!This book is just filled will fun adventures. And there are a bunch more endings, all of which look WAY more exciting than my adventures, if the illustrations by Paul Granger are anything to go by. There's some kind of wacky castle pool type thing, cyclones, whales, dudes wearing Kaiser helmets shooting lasers, a ghoulish scientist and more. If I'd come across any of that, this book would easily be four stars, maybe five!

  • Michael
    2019-03-05 17:41

    This book probably loses a star, because I made the mistake of buying the re-issue, rather than the original I read as a kid. They screwed up the artwork, first of all, replacing the original illustrations with lame sketches by cut-rate illustrators. The original art wasn't that great, either, really, but if they weren't going to improve on it, they should have kept it for nostalgia's sake. There have also been subtle edits to the text. I'm sure my 1978 edition never mentioned a "PDA," whatever that is. All that aside, though, I have to admit that this wasn't my favorite "Choose Your Own Adventure," even when I was a kid and had the "real" version. Unlike the others in the series, you role-played a boring grownup, instead of a kid on an adventure. The hero was a very manly male, too, as shown in those lamented illustrations (I recall a very square jaw), which would have a certain kitsch value now, but I found it off-putting at the time. The structure is weird, too. There are several quick dead-ends you have to navigate at the beginning, before you can start making choices that allow you to have any kind of adventure. I think I would get discouraged having to start over so many times and move on to something else. In fairness, the concept was fairly new in 1978, and they were still figuring out what worked best. Re-reading it as an adult, I had more patience, and I did find my way to some of the more exotic adventures tucked into the various storylines. They aren’t anything amazingly original, but they are fun. Next time I plan to review a “Choose Your Own Adventure,” though, I’ll hunt down an original edition.

  • Betsy
    2019-02-23 15:38

    This series allows the reader to do something he or she may never in his/her own life be able to do...and choose his or her OWN adventure! Plus it is about the sea, which is totally rad! Don't settle for the outcome thrust upon you by society! Choose your OWN adventure man!I am currently trying to locate the publishers of "The Bible" (see my review of this book) and see if I could perhaps spearhead a project to convert it into a choose your own adventure book!

  • Weathervane
    2019-03-03 17:44

    Good. Montgomery's prose leaves something to be desired, but the book is always imaginative.I disliked the way the Atlanteans were subtly different within each plot branch. It grew to be rather confusing, as you're always wondering whether they're the same group of people you met in your last read-through. Basically, internal consistency is low.

  • Swankivy
    2019-03-17 15:42

    I read this Choose Your Own Adventure book as a kid, and though I loved the concept, I thought the different endings weren't fleshed out enough to be interesting. I loved science fiction and fantasy primarily because you got to explore new situations where the givens of your own life weren't given at all, and it bothered me that so little worldbuilding and character development for the people you met was offered in the story. It made the story seem gimmicky, focused entirely on "you get to pick what happens!" even though nothing that happens is particularly convincing. Even as a little kid I was annoyed that the Atlanteans as depicted in this story seem to have been in a bubble of time and wear what ancient Greeks wore, as if they (unlike modern-day Greek people) couldn't have evolved into an equally modern but different culture. I was mostly disappointed by this one because I felt like the author was trying to trick me and rip me off just because I was a kid and probably wouldn't notice that it was poorly conceived. I could always tell when adult writers thought that way about kids.

  • Samantha Penrose
    2019-03-04 17:45

    I read this with my seven year old and was disappointed. I remember choose your-own-adventure books to be exciting and fun; something that you could read again and again... this one, however, seemed to push the message that "curiosity killed the cat." All of the exciting options ended with our demise!

  • Hellread
    2019-03-08 14:52

    In the end, this didn't feel like a journey. None of the endings were really satisfying. Decisions are simplistic, often don't matter and jump huge time spans. Coupled with little investment into anything and 50 variants on Atlantis, this feels spread too thin and plain uninteresting. At least it kept with the theme (more or less). Writing is "meh".

  • Jamie
    2019-02-26 19:45

    This was the first CYOA book I ever read. I read it in 4th grade, and was hooked on CYOAs. I remember being blown away by the concept of a book told in the 2nd-person.I cannot wait to introduce my own kids to these wonderful books.

  • Arthur Graham
    2019-03-13 20:43

    Just thinking of this book is giving me the bends again...

  • Rick Silva
    2019-03-04 16:57

    I didn't read this through to every possible ending, so there is some stuff here that I missed. My goal was to introduce the Kiddo to something I'd enjoyed as a kid, so we tried reading it for a few nights, going until we hit an ending. We ended up doing four, three of which took us through pretty sizeable portions of the book.The basic premise is that you are an undersea explorer following clues to the lost city of Atlantis. In our four run-throughs we found the expected dangers of giant quids, great white sharks, and hazardous deep-sea canyons, plus a surprising amount of focus of the dangers of getting a case of the bends from a fast retreat to the surface.More interesting were a couple of pathways that veered into serously psychadelic territory: realms of giant atoms, time travel, and beings of pure thought.This had a fun, anything-goes flavor. Like most Choose Your Own Adventure stories, the results of the choices eventually start to feel arbitrary. In one case, the bold choice kills you; in another it's the cautious approach that ends in your demise. There isn't really an strategy, and there is not a lot of consistency to the bits of character development that make it past the limitations of the format.Still, this was good nostalgic fun, and the Kiddo got a kick out of the idea of being in charge of the direction of the story. Recommended to try at least a few times for anyone with kids who have not experienced this style of storytelling. If nothing else, it will be a good experience to have under their belts for when it's time to introduce them to D&D!

  • Jai
    2019-02-27 21:50

    I decided to read these choose you own adventure books out of pure nostalgia. Remembering being a ten and eleven year old kid heading to the library with my friend and my sister on a Saturday afternoon makes me so happy. Reading them now as an adult gives me a whole new perspective. They're really cool for kids, especially for kids who love to read.

  • Rebekka Hindbo
    2019-02-26 23:02

    This was fun for as long as it lasted - My underwater days are over, unfortunately. But I really love the concept of these books!

  • Shelley
    2019-03-03 20:07

    Dead again.

  • Benjamin Stahl
    2019-03-17 17:39

    20,000 Leagues this was not. The story seemed to punish me for taking the more adventurous option by ending. Kind of bullshit.

  • David Sarkies
    2019-02-23 18:01

    The Quest for Atlantis17 June 2012 I got this book at the same time that I got the first book in the series and as I mentioned before I was thrilled that my parents gave me these as a Christmas present as I have never heard of them before and the idea of having a book where you got to chose how the adventure unfolded was wonderful, especially as I was kid who was bored at the real lack of adventure games on the market. Then again, this was back in the days where only a few people had a games console and even less had a home computer. This was changing though with the Commodore 64 taking the developed world by storm, but games were still hard to come by, and somewhat expensive (though this has changed with the advent of the Internet). This story at first glance simply seemed to be borrowed from Jules Vernes' 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea and in a way it is, but in a way it is not. This book actually has a plot in that you are an experienced deep sea explorer who has decided to set out to find the lost city of Atlantis. Once again I am unsure if there is one ending that could truly be considered the end and I am also unsure as to what happened once you found Atlantis (if you ever do). Atlantis has been a part of our cultural identity for millennia, ever since Plato first mentioned it in the Timeaus and the Critias. We are still unsure as to whether he was actually passing down a legend that Solon had learnt from Egypt or whether he was using this story as a way of developing his ideal political state. Many tend to lean towards the later, particularly when considering writings such as The Laws and The Republic. However, it is not necessarily in the ancient philosopher's repetiour to make things up but rather to refer to myth and legend as an example for the present day. While Plato may have been attempting to outline a system of government it is likely that he was drawing on a legend that, in reality, may not have been all that popular. Modern day ideas of Atlantis always seem to reflect an advanced culture that is hidden under the sea, a world of glass domes and fish men with technology far in advance of our own. Of course during a time when the ocean floors were still a mystery the possibility of such a place always hung at the back of our minds, however these days we will dismiss it out of hand - the sea floors have been mapped and no advanced civilisation has been found. On the other hand Verne does explore Atlantis in his book, however it is a submerged ruin of which only memories remain. Whether there is such a submerged ruin or not is yet to be fully determined, though there have been some strange discoveries in the Caribbean which allegedly includes a submerged Mayan Pyramid. My speculation though is that the stories of Atlantis all hail back to the antediluvian civilisation that was destroyed when God sent bucketloads of rain onto the Earth and spared only one man - Noah. Whatever you believe, well, Atlantis is and will always be a part of our subconscious and many more writers (including me) will continue to speculate on its origins and its destruction.

  • James Elkins
    2019-03-01 19:43

    Do you ever really "finish" a choose your own adventure book? I remember mapping out 3 or 4 adventures when I read this book while on a trip through Oregon and California for Christmas break in 1979. Loved this book and every book in the series (that I read).

  • Jordan Dean
    2019-02-20 15:46

    So even though this isn't high-quality literature, it is so much fun! Even as an adult the choose your own adventure books are still fun to pick up and read through.

  • Holden Attradies
    2019-03-18 22:45

    This one was pretty good. I would rate it in quality towards the top of the choose your own adventure books, maybe not the VERY top, but the upper middle. The story was quick paced enough and constantly engaging enough to have me and my 6 year old coming back until we had reached almost all the endings. I would say that there were perhaps too many endings, or maybe they were just spaced weirdly. They were very story arc ending heavy, so to get to most of them you had to re-read the first 3-10 pages of the story over and over again to get to them all.One thing I picked up on (that I'm not sure if my kido picked up on) was that there were many different versions of Atlantis to find, most of them not having been able to actual exist at the same time. I'm not sure if that's clear... In the The Abominable Snowman it felt like it was the same story but with many different endings to it, where as this book felt like many different story's start to finish. As an adult I noticed that lack of internal logic and it kind of bothered me (there was like 3 different versions of Atlantians living in a volcano of some sort, all totally non related, for example). But for a kid, I think that consistent stream of logic wasn't needed and at the very least he never complained about it.

  • Julie Decker
    2019-02-23 20:42

    You're a deep-sea diver and you're given a unique opportunity to go exploring in an undiscovered area . . . but could it be you're going to get a chance to find out whether Atlantis is mythology or reality?Science fiction is pretty awesome partly because you're not you and reality isn't reality. You get to accept new givens and move on from there to enjoy the what-ifs. So what troubled me most about this story--even in all its multiple possibilities--was that all the paths led to poorly conceived scenarios. They were just rough sketches of the what-ifs without answering the questions. And when you do find Atlantis--let's face it, we all go into this book knowing some of the endings will lead to Atlantis--it's some kind of caricature of ancient people, as if no time has passed for them since Atlantis myths began to be told. Decent science fiction stories don't cop out like that just so their creatures can be recognized. I think these books would actually be a lot better if there were only a couple scenarios and they played out more richly rather than drumming up excitement over letting you get to pick and then having most of what you can pick lead to meaningless mockeries of stories.

  • Dolly
    2019-03-06 19:56

    Our oldest has been bringing home various You Choose books from her elementary school library. And now at our local library we've discovered some of the books from the original Choose Your Own Adventure series that I read when I was a child. I remember loving books like this in my childhood and I am excited that our girls are discovering them as well.This book focuses on an undersea scientific exploration to find the lost city of Atlantis. Many of the paths took us on a sci-fi journey that we could hardly imagine, but the stories were dramatic and exciting. Overall, these are entertaining, though sometimes graphically violent stories. I tend to prefer the "You Choose" series because they have an educational and historical context, but the books in this series are interesting, too. We enjoyed reading this book together.

  • Mark Austin
    2019-02-21 21:05

    Ah, Choose Your Own Adventure, that paper bridge between that 5th grade fantasy map (see my Hobbit review) and my life-changing discovery of Dungeons & Dragons in the 7th grade.Some of them were great, some punishing, some arbitrary, but they revealed to me for the first time that I could make choices and that they had immediate effect the course on my (fictional) reality. For a kid whose home life felt largely hopeless and inescapable, the empowerment of making my own way by the power of my own choices and facing consequences traceable directly to my decisions - wow! While day-to-day reality seemed to deal out arbitrary, unpredictable punishments regardless of my actions, here was a place where I could experiment and learn and grow in safety and if I was punished there was always a why.★★★ - Decent. A few good ideas, well-written passages, interesting characters, or the like.

  • nov
    2019-03-04 18:00

    udah lama punya buku ini. waktu kecil di beliin papa di lapak2 buku bekas bareng setumpuk buku2 bekas lainnya. dulu papa kl pulang kerja emang hobi nyariin anaknya yang satu ini buku2 bekas di lapak2 pinggir jalan daerah jatinegara. tujuan awalnya sih biar hemat krn buku baru mahal. hehehe. tapi sekarang si papa agak tega soalnya anaknya gak pernah dibeliin buku2 bekas lagi alhasil uang bulanan cepet abis buat beli sendiri :pyang menarik dari buku ini karena buku ini gak cuma terdiri dari satu tapi banyak cerita. kalo baca ulang pasti ceritanya beda. kayak sulap emang bisa berubah2. dan kadang saya suka curang kl baca buku ini. kn di setiap halaman ada pilihan tuh, biasanya saya baca dua2nya trus pilih yang paling bagus dh :D

  • Neville Ridley-smith
    2019-03-07 23:02

    This is very patchy. At first I thought it was quite decent - the choices and outcomes made sense for the first bunch of options I chose. But as I further explored every possible path it became apparent that a lot of it is totally inconsistent.In a book like this you expect there to be an underlying setting and your choices are about your approach to that setting. In this book, the people you encounter often seem to be totally different - in one path a kingdom, in another the same people are a space-faring race, in another it's a secret lab. Maybe that's a valid approach but it takes away from the player's agency - it's just random stuff happening.

  • Sam
    2019-03-10 20:04

    a cant let down book!jaman waktu kecil dlu, buku ini menemani ke mana-mana, ceritanya mang pendek-pendek itu yg jd penghalang menikmatinya the fullest... tp kita dikasi 'power' untuk menentukan mau ke mana kita berikutnya dan semua pilihan itu merujuk kita pada pada suatu hal yg akan menentukan hasil akhir yang kita terima -- kapan lg bs menentukan ending cerita?kadang2 kalau sebel,aq runut ulang bacaannya dari awal trus pilih hal yg berbeda dengan tadi biar tau hasil lainnya seperti apa, hihi.. agak tricky for an adolescent tp begitulah, br ketauan pilihan mana yg paling menguntungkan dibandingkan yg lainnya... intinya kan buku ini for fun laaahhh :)

  • Keisuke Nishimura
    2019-03-10 17:48

    Journy Under the Sea(Choose Your Own Adventure)It took 65 minutes to read this book.There are a lot of endings...7 word summarySea-Adventure-Submarine-Creature-Dangerous-Journey-main CharacterDiscussion Question1. If you were main character in this book, do you want to go to under the sea?A. No, It seems be dangerous! At the same time, it seems to be interesting...However, I don't want to go there2. What do you think about deep ocean?A. I think there are beautiful view and a lot of fish, but some of fish are dangerous, such as sharks... They are very dangerous!

  • Colton
    2019-03-12 16:03

    It was pretty generic and the writing was subpar, but I had fun with this one. Judging from the title, you'd think this would be a pretty straightforward adventure. However, Montgomery loves his existential psychadelic mumbo jumbo, and there's a fair amount of it here. Considering this was the second book in the series, and the first one by Montgomery, it's only a shadow of what was to come. It's pretty good, but not very memorable. I'd still check it out.

  • Asher
    2019-03-18 18:38

    The book I read is called Journey Under The Sea by R.A Montgomery Fiction This is a story about a diver who tries to find Atlantis. I liked this book because it’s A Choose Your Own Adventure book but it needed to be longer. The writer uses technology and magic to make Atlantis seem real. People should get this book because the reader can choose their own plot. I recommend this book for 7 to 11 year olds.

  • Matthew Sustaita
    2019-03-21 22:05

    The book was good it had many twists and turns. It never got boring it had lots of good parts to the book. Sometimes the book would lead to the same endings, but make you take a different path. It was great at making you think about every decision as they were your last. It got to parts tha made adrenaline pump through your body as you try to escape danger.

  • Nathan Burgoine
    2019-03-16 15:49

    I read these when I was nine/ten years old, voraciously devouring them and re-reading them over and over. My grade five teacher saw how much I loved them, and brought a "how-to" book to give to me, and I remember writing one of my own. It was probably terrible. Still, these books were one of my gateway books to reading non-stop for most of my childhood.

  • Monica
    2019-03-18 18:38

    UNO DE LOS PEORES LIBROS DEL GRAN R.A. MONTGOMERY ( SIN SER MALO, OJO). Un Montgomery excesivo en soluciones ( 42, nada menos), demasiado arbitrario en sus finales (parece un homenaje a Packard), y con una trama principal algo insustancial para tratarse de éste autor, conocido por su laboriosidad, buen hacer y trabajo documental previo a la redacción de cada tomo de la serie.SIN MÁS, PASABLE.