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Item - Journey Under the Sea

(Bantam edition, new logo font printing)
(Bantam version, school edition)
(Bantam version, fourteenth printing)
(Bantam edition, later balloon logo printing)
(Bantam edition, revised cover printing)
(Grey Castle Press hardcover)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, first printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, seventh printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, tenth printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, 17th printing (40th anniversary edition))
(Australian edition)
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Combined Summary

Series: The Adventures of You Series — no. 2
Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 2
Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) — no. 2
Choose Your Own Adventure Reissues (Australian Versions) — no. 2
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set (1-6) (Collection)
Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set 1 (1-4) (Collection)
Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set 1 (1-5) (Collection)
Choose Your Own Adventure Epic Collection (Collection)
Choose Your Own Adventure Reissues Box Set (1-5) (Collection)
Translated Into: Auf der Suche nach Atlantis (German)
Avonture onder die see (Afrikaans)
Deniz altında macera (Turkish)
Gumshudah shahr k&#299talāsh (Urdu)
Hǎidǐ Qíyùjì [海底奇遇記] (Chinese)
Kaitei toshi no boken [海底都市の冒険] (Japanese)
Matka meren alla (Finnish)
Das Meer der 1000 Gefahren (German)
Mencari atlantis (Indonesian)
Pengembaraan di dasar laut (Malay)
Puteshestvie na dno morya [Путешествие на дно моря] (Russian)
Reis onder water (Dutch)
Viagem ao mundo submarino (Portuguese)
Viaggio sotto il mare (Italian)
Viaje al fondo del mar (Spanish)
Viaje bajo el mar (Spanish)
Viaje submarino (Spanish)
Viatge submarí (Catalan)
Voyage sous les mers (French)
Adapted Into: Journey to Atlantis (Graded Reader) (Gamebook)
Authors: Montgomery, R. A. (Bantam edition; ChooseCo reissue edition, first printing; Australian edition; Bantam edition, revised cover printing; ChooseCo reissue edition, seventh printing; Grey Castle Press hardcover; Bantam edition, later balloon logo printing; Bantam version, school edition; Bantam edition, new logo font printing; Bantam version, book fair edition; Bantam edition, unknown printing; Bantam edition, early printing; Bantam edition, third printing; Bantam version, fourteenth printing; Bantam edition, second printing; ChooseCo reissue edition, 17th printing (40th anniversary edition); ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing; ChooseCo reissue edition, tenth printing)
Mountain, Robert (pseudonym used by Montgomery, R. A.) (Original edition, British reprint; Original edition)
Illustrators: Carter, Barbara (Original edition, British reprint; Original edition)
Granger, Paul (pseudonym used by Hedin, Don) (Bantam edition; Bantam edition, revised cover printing; Grey Castle Press hardcover; Bantam edition, later balloon logo printing; Bantam version, school edition; Bantam edition, new logo font printing; Bantam version, book fair edition; Bantam edition, unknown printing; Bantam edition, early printing; Bantam edition, third printing; Bantam version, fourteenth printing; Bantam edition, second printing)
Huerta, Catherine (Bantam edition, revised cover printing - cover)
McBride, Marc (Australian edition - cover)
Sundaravej, Sittisan (ChooseCo reissue edition, first printing; Australian edition; ChooseCo reissue edition, seventh printing; ChooseCo reissue edition, 17th printing (40th anniversary edition); ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing; ChooseCo reissue edition, tenth printing)
Thongmoon, Kriangsak (ChooseCo reissue edition, first printing; Australian edition; ChooseCo reissue edition, seventh printing; ChooseCo reissue edition, 17th printing (40th anniversary edition); ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing; ChooseCo reissue edition, tenth printing)
Dates: 1977 (Original edition)
1979 (Original edition, British reprint)
July, 1979 (Bantam edition)
December, 1979 (Bantam edition, second printing)
May, 1980 (Bantam edition, third printing)
September, 1984 (Bantam version, fourteenth printing)
September, 1987 (Grey Castle Press hardcover)
2005 (ChooseCo reissue edition, first printing)
2006 (Australian edition)
2018 (ChooseCo reissue edition, 17th printing (40th anniversary edition))
ISBNs: 0491024169 / 9780491024167 (Original edition, British reprint)
0553127896 / 9780553127898 (Bantam edition, Bantam edition, third printing)
0553140035 / 9780553140033 (Bantam edition, early printing)
0553163922 / 9780553163926 (Bantam version, book fair edition)
0553209795 / 9780553209792 (Bantam edition, unknown printing)
0553232290 / 9780553232295 (Bantam version, school edition, Bantam edition, new logo font printing, Bantam version, fourteenth printing)
0553273930 / 9780553273939 (Bantam edition, later balloon logo printing)
0942545044 / 9780942545043 (Grey Castle Press hardcover)
1865049239 / 9781865049236 (Australian edition)
1933390026 / 9781933390024 (ChooseCo reissue edition, first printing, ChooseCo reissue edition, seventh printing, ChooseCo reissue edition, 17th printing (40th anniversary edition), ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing, ChooseCo reissue edition, tenth printing)
Publishers: Original edition: Vermont Crossroads Press -- United States
Original edition, British reprint: W. H. Allen -- United Kingdom
Edition Description: ChooseCo reissue edition, 17th printing (40th anniversary edition):
Includes some extra information (including significant factual inaccuracies) about the history of the series.
Length: 97 pages (Original edition, British reprint)
117 pages (Bantam edition, Bantam edition, second printing, Bantam edition, third printing, Bantam edition, early printing, Bantam version, book fair edition, Bantam edition, new logo font printing, Bantam version, school edition, Bantam version, fourteenth printing, Bantam edition, later balloon logo printing, Bantam edition, unknown printing, Bantam edition, revised cover printing, Grey Castle Press hardcover)
Number of Endings: 42
Cover Price: US$1.95 (Bantam version, fourteenth printing)
LC Cataloging in Publication Summary: While exploring the seas for the lost continent of Atlantis, you are separated from your diving vessel. By choosing specific pages, you determine the outcome.
User Summary: You are an undersea explorer in search of Atlantis.
auximenes's Thoughts:

You are an underwater explorer seeking the lost civilization of Atlantis. There are lots of interesting events and places to explore, but the plot is not very focused, and it's all a bit silly.

2 out 5 stars

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barryattles's Thoughts:

Rating: 2

The erratic R. A. Montgomery's very first entry in the series takes you deep underwater, where you discover some lost city. The story itself's pretty odd, with true random events as random as those generated by an fx-50 Casio Calculator. What's more, you easily get annihilated for no reason, and this is definitely not the best of R. A.'s works.

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Demian's Thoughts:

Although the writing is a little weak, this is a good gamebook. The mission to find Atlantis gives the reader a goal and sense of purpose, which generally makes these things a lot more fun.

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Good's Thoughts:

Wow! I love travelling undersea!

That's what I thought till I read it. If Montgomery didn't limit the pages, and put more undersea travel in instead, it'd be true to its name, "Journey Under the Sea!"

I thought you'd explore under water, meet sea creatures--the great stuff! But... it don't work that way!

But I still LOVE the randomness as you hope to find Atlantis. This is classic, original, and everything a Choose Your Own Adventure® should be. The title should be "Search for Atlantis," instead. 10/10

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kleme's Thoughts:

This book annoys me, since who or what the Atlanteans are changes depending on what plot you follow.

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nev's Thoughts:

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.

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Stockton's Thoughts:

This book has lots of R. A's trademark metaphysical mumbo-jumbo, but at least it isn't too off-the-wall bizarre like some of his other books. Journey is a weak book to be sure, but thankfully it's not a spectacularly bad one. It has enough redeeming features to make it readable as some of the adventures are actually interesting, but I still can't really recommend it.

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Waluigi Freak 99's Thoughts:

This book was pretty good. The writing could be better in some places, however, the adventures are usually pretty interesting. Something about this book, I liked, although I can't place my finger on it.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the British, Australian and Grey Castle Press cover scans.
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Known Editions

Original edition
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