Written by:
T. J. Newman
Narrated by:
Laura Benanti , Steven Weber

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2023
7 hours 43 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES * “Reads like Apollo 13 underwater.” —Don Winslow * “Masterful.” —Patricia Cornwell * “A stunningly vivid tour de force!” Gripping. Shocking.” —Brad Thor

Flight attendant turned New York Times bestselling author T. J. Newman’s adrenaline-fueled thriller about a commercial jetliner that crashes into the ocean and sinks to the bottom with passengers trapped inside—and the extraordinary rescue operation to save them.

Six minutes after takeoff, Flight 1421 crashes into the Pacific Ocean. During the evacuation, an engine explodes and the plane is flooded. Those still alive are forced to close the doors—but it’s too late. The plane sinks to the bottom with twelve passengers trapped inside.

More than two hundred feet below the surface, engineer Will Kent and his eleven-year-old daughter Shannon are waist-deep in water and fighting for their lives.

Their only chance at survival is an elite rescue team on the surface led by professional diver Chris Kent—Shannon’s mother and Will’s soon-to-be ex-wife—who must work together with Will to find a way to save their daughter and rescue the passengers from the sealed airplane, which is now teetering on the edge of an undersea cliff.

There’s not much time. There’s even less air.

With devastating emotional power and heart-stopping suspense, Drowning is an unforgettable thriller about a family’s desperate fight to save themselves and the people trapped with them—against impossible odds.
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Stephanie K.

Everything a thriller should be! It kept me engaged and I really appreciated the multiple POV. The characters were all so well written and everyone served a purpose in the story. Both narrators were amazing.

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Lisa K.

Liked the story, though I thought it was a bit of a slow start. Once it got going, it was really good. I didn’t love the ending. Narrators were good.

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Elizabeth L.

So much like The Poseidon Adventure, I was picturing Gene Hackman and Shelly Winters the whole time.

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Sylvia R.

Great writing and expertise on many topics. I am a retired flight attendant and TJ Newman captures the feelings and characteristics of flight crew so beautifully. Almost makes me want to fly again….almost.

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