Reviews - What do customers think about Journey Under The Sea (Choose Your Own Adventure) (Choose Your Own Adventure)?
Warning: This is NOT the original version Apr 20, 2007
Don't buy this book expecting a reprinting of the original 1978 Choose Your Own Adventure book. The text has been revised, though the revision is serviceable enough; but what's worse is that all of the illustrations have been replaced with hideously bad cartoons. Words cannot even express how amateurish and badly drawn these cartoons are, and they're on nearly every page, so it's impossible to ignore them. Buy a used copy of the original book, or choose something else to read.
One of the top books in the series Jan 4, 2007
If you're not sure which one of the Choose Your Own Adventure series you should buy, I would definitely recommend this one. New readers will love the exciting plot, and older readers will enjoy the ability to pick their own ending. This story is centered around the search for the ancient city of Atlantis. There are lots of interesting sea creatures and exciting twists in the story. There is a lot more to the story of Atlantis and its residents, the Atlanteans, than you know!
They're BAAAAACK May 27, 2006
I was in the bookstore tonight with my son and saw something wonderful - a whole display of Choose Your Own Adventure Books ! I loved these books when I was a kid, and my son (age 6) found a box of about 50 of them I was keeping downstairs and has been reading them over the last few months (with help, of course !) He loves to read, and loves the fact he gets to make choices in the book.
In any event, this particular book was one that I had in my original collection. I agree with the reviewer above - for the most part, Edward Packard's books were better ... but that's not to say RA Montgomery's aren't worth a purchase. If you havent tried these books, they're a great way to get kids ages 6 - 12 interested in reading.
Now if only they'd reprint the "Which Way" series as well. I loved Vampires, Spies and Alien Beings.
A Classic in the making Mar 31, 2006
This book is about your quest to find the lost city of Atlantis. Along the way watch out for killer sharks, giant squids, underwater earthquakes and more. One wrong choice and you could end up with treasure beyond your dreams or sleeping with the fishes!!
The Choose Your Own Adventure series is excellent to motivate your children and students to read. The book lets you make your own choices and find out what happens to your character. Kind of like a video game in a book. If you choose to lauch you adventure in reading, go to page 5.
If you choose to miss the biggest thing since Harry Potter with a Pokemon twist in collectable books, go to page 36.
Good idea, not very well executed Jan 8, 2005
This book could have been alot better. The scenarios in which you are searching the ocean for the lost city are well detailed with a good sense of atmosphere, but when you do reach Atlantis (via that metal lid in the rocks), the story becomes so vague and sped up, it loses most of it's appeal. Some of the events loop into eachother and it's easy to face that attacking squid over and over again. There is not that much character development when it comes to the people of Atlantis. They are described as 'people who look just like you, only they wear greek clothing' and that's it. There is also an event in which you lead a revolt against the King of Atlantis in what seems like 2 sentences. This is not Montgomery's better books. I would say he fared alot better with 'Space and Beyond'. One of the very few things that are appealing about this book are the cool illustrations from Granger.