On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists-Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life.
With a PhD in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time.
©1997, 2011 Steve Alten (P)2014 Tantor
"The action is nonstop." (Booklist)
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
JAWS, to the Extreme
IT'S HEAD ALONE WAS PROBABLY AS LARGE AS A DODGE RAM PICKUP. IT'S JAWS COULD HAVE ENGULFED AND SWALLOWED A DOZEN GROWN MEN WHOLE. TEETH: RAZOR SHARP, SEVEN TO EIGHT INCHES LONG EACH POSSESSING THE SERRATED EDGES OF A STAINLESS-STEEL KNIFE. THE SPECIES DOMINATED THE OCEANS FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF YEARS. OUR TWO SPECIES NO DOUBT SHARED THE PLANET AT THE SAME TIME. Plus more. This book is full of science facts, that make you believe that this Megalodon could still live today in the deepest parts of the ocean. Imagining the size of the this killing machine is scary enough. Besides the science, there is plenty of action, involving the swallowing of men, women, ships and helicopters.
THAT, THE GUY, WHOSE BANGING YOUR WIFE
Yes, there is also a story. Maybe not the strongest aspect of the book, but it kept my attention.
I will check back at later dates and every review I find that mentions the exact amount of times Jonas loses consciousness will get a helpful vote from me.
I 'm wish I had found this series earlier. I LOVE ocean thrillers... anything shark related and this hits the mark on all 5 -star cylinders!
I love the fact that it is based on a very realistic, plausible premise with plenty of scientific realism to support the story. This makes it all the more thrilling.
The characters are well developed and also realistic. The images of MEG just pop out at you . My husband and I are both enthralled and I've ordered the rest of the series. Just wish Primal Waters was on audio!!
totally new to Steve alten but not new to sean. I can say without a doubt I will be reading the rest of this series and other works Steve will do. thanks for hours if incredible storytelling guys.
Meg was a fantastic book about a Megaladon who has surfaced into our seas. the narration on what the shark was doing was interesting and gave a nice perspective on the shark.
This book is engaging the entire time. With my tireless imagination, I can't wait for the long awaited Meg movie.
I loved jaws and thought this would be similar to that book but this one missed the mark. I have got book two so maybe it can pull me better since this was a prequel.
Plain and simple the abridgment hurts the book. I read this before and was looking forward to listening.
I was fine with the cuts until the final quarter. Way too little character development truly happens when the climax relies on the major changes that happen during this moment. I didn't even know the book was abridged until I started listening.
loved it. fair warning, if you read along with the audio then you want the original book not the redone one. except for Origins. good books, pretty good reader, great story and series.
I'd read this book years ago and enjoyed it very much! Now with the new MEG movie finally in production I wanted to read it again. Then I found this audio version and thought it might be a fun way to enjoy the story a second time. The book was still great! Full of adventure and near misses! The narrator was alright, but not my favorite. Most of the characters sound the same so sometimes it's difficult to tell who is actually speaking in a conversation. He does have a pleasant voice so I stuck with it to the end. I'd definitely recommend this book (and the entire MEG series) to anyone looking for a fun adventure mixed with a lot of real science.
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