Challenger Deep

  • by Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by Michael Curran-Dorsano
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.
Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.
Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence, to document the journey with images.
Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.
Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
Caden Bosch is torn.
A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last second, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by one of today's most admired writers for teens.


What the Critics Say

"When handled well by a voice actor, an unreliable narrator is a delight—the narrator makes the listener believe in the character and then slowly reveals that all is not as it seems. Such is the work of Michael Curran-Dorsano as he narrates from the point of view of Caden Bosch..." (AudioFile)


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Would you listen to Challenger Deep again? Why?

Michael Curran-Dorsano does a perfect job encapsulating the thoughts and fears of a 15 year old boy. The voices and accents are flawless. I would LOVE to hear more from this narrator.

What about Michael Curran-Dorsano’s performance did you like?

His accents and distinct voices for each and every character

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did

Any additional comments?

Amazing performance

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- David

Schizo-Effect Disorder from the perspective of a 15 yr old boy

I'm disappointed that the book description doesn't mention the Mental Disability of this 15 yr old boy, and what was going thru his mind, & happening with it, during his 1st Psychotic break. This is an excellent book for any parent, raising a teenager with Schizo-Effect, Bipolar, or any other mental disability that is challenging to both the teenager & parent! I have so much more insight as to what my daughter has been going thru since SHE was 15 yrs old! In someways I wish she had a Psychotic break before she finally did at age 19. There is so much more we would've been able to understand! Thank you to NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour for turning me on to this book! I absolutely loved it & pray I've learned to be more patient & understanding with my children!
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- MN Mom4More

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-21-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio