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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2013 Rebecca Cantrell (P)2014 Rebecca Cantrell
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3 out of 5 stars
By PowderRiverRose on 04-22-14

I look forward to the next in the series

Is there anything you would change about this book?

In the beginning the story was rather confusing and I started over thinking I had missed something but realized that it was actually the story and a switch in time periods. At various sections throughout the story the narration and the dialogue between characters seemed choppy but once the story became clearer I wanted to hear more and look forward to the next book in the series.

What three words best describe Jeffrey Kafer’s voice?

Choppy, nice, suitable

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

The mystery behind the agoraphobia is intriguing and how he copes is interesting. I think mystery fans will enjoy this, but I look forward to a better flow in both story and narration in the next book.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By LilMissMolly on 02-10-14

Thriller set in the tunnels of NYC's subway.

Any additional comments?

Like other Rebecca Cantrell novels, The World Beneath is a fast paced story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This story centers on Joe Tesla who lives in the tunnels under Grand Central Station in New York City. Tesla is a very likeable character, who with his dog, lives in a real Victorian mansion below the subway. Several people get killed due to a strange virus that has been bricked-up inside a 1940s presidential train car. Both villains and the police pursue Tesla and his only escape is to figure out the mystery that started it all.

Narrator Jeffrey Kafer does a great job, creating different voices for each of the characters. His performance includes the necessary urgency that properly sets the mood for a thriller such as this. If rumors are true that this is the beginning of a new series, I hope Kafer will be the narrator.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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