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Item - Journey Under the Sea

(Original edition, British reprint)
(Bantam edition)
(Bantam edition, third 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 edition, balloon logo printing)
(Grey Castle Press hardcover)
(Grey Castle Press hardcover)
(Bantam edition, revised cover printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition)
(Australian edition)
(Australian edition)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing)

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 (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, Australian edition, Bantam edition, revised cover printing, ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing, Grey Castle Press hardcover, Bantam edition, 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)
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, 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)
Huerta, Catherine (Bantam edition, revised cover printing - cover)
McBride, Marc (Australian edition - cover)
Sundaravej, Sittisan (ChooseCo reissue edition, Australian edition, ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing)
Thongmoon, Kriangsak (ChooseCo reissue edition, Australian edition, ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing)
Dates: 1977 (Original edition)
1979 (Bantam edition)
1979 (Original edition, British reprint)
September, 1987 (Grey Castle Press hardcover)
2005 (ChooseCo reissue edition)
2006 (Australian 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)
0553273930 / 9780553273939 (Bantam edition, balloon logo printing)
0942545044 / 9780942545043 (Grey Castle Press hardcover)
1865049239 / 9781865049236 (Australian edition)
1933390026 / 9781933390024 (ChooseCo reissue edition)
Publishers: Original edition: Vermont Crossroads Press -- United States
Original edition, British reprint: W. H. Allen -- United Kingdom
Length: 117 pages (Bantam edition, Bantam edition, balloon logo printing, Bantam edition, early printing, Bantam edition, new logo font printing, Bantam edition, revised cover printing, Bantam edition, third printing, Bantam edition, unknown printing, Bantam version, book fair edition, Bantam version, school edition, Grey Castle Press hardcover)
97 pages (Original edition, British reprint)
Number of Endings: 42
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

Australian edition
Bantam edition
Bantam edition, balloon logo printing
Bantam edition, early printing
Bantam edition, new logo font printing
Bantam edition, revised cover printing
Bantam edition, third printing
Bantam edition, unknown printing
Bantam version, book fair edition
Bantam version, school edition
ChooseCo reissue edition
ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing
Grey Castle Press hardcover
Original edition
Original edition, British reprint

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