An underwater luxury hotel on a gorgeous tropical island is set for an extravagant opening weekend with the world watching. The only thing standing in the way of a first-rate experience for the jet-setting VIPs is an unscrupulous businessman and 60 feet of prehistoric shark. As the underwater complex is besieged by a marauding behemoth, newly minted marine biologist Coco Keahi must face off against the ancient predator as it rises from the deep with a vengeance. Meanwhile, a human monster has decided he would be better off if Coco were one of the creature's victims.
©2015 Rick Chesler (P)2016 Rick Chesler
I have been an avid reader all my life. Everything from True Crime to Time Travel. Now that I am retired, I read even more.
I enjoyed this book and the concept of the hotel. I would stay there if they got rid of the Megalodon. The idea,story, was believable and the description of island and sea great. The narration was good and characters well developed. I find it hard to believe, though, that a young girl straight out of school was able to pull this off. Her age, experience (or lack of it) and maturity do NOT match the heroine in real life. I just added 10 years to her life and went on to enjoy the story.
I was gifted this book by the author in return for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast. Thanks
I really enjoyed this book. At first, it felt a bit clunky because you are starting midway through the story of the hotel, but it quickly becomes an interesting thriller. All the secondary and minor characters (that is, anyone not Coco or White) are extreme versions of cardboard cutouts. There is a very minor romantic plot that seems to have started as a bigger plot line, but was left dangling. You get names occasionally, but more often you get titles/positions or broad descriptions. Doesn't really matter because most of these people will die in horrific ways.
Andrew Tell did a really good job narrating. He has a good voice and pace for thrillers. Even his female voices are pretty good.
One thing I would like to see is a short story about the fallout from this event. Because it was hard to connect to the characters, I really connected to the idea of what was going to happen after the event. It could be told with newspaper articles, news stories, and trial transcripts. Have Tell narrate and I would totally buy it.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
This was so much fun!!! Such a cheesy concept but excellently executed! After listening to this, I went and checked out the authors other works only to see that he wrote another book I thoroughly loved, Jurassic Dead, which involves Zombie Dinosaurs ;) Well this one involves an extinct (well thought to be) giant shark called Megalodon.
I loved the plot and setting of this! A luxury hotel built under water, with lots of supposedly bullet proof glass, sure what could possible go wrong!! Despite planning for all likely scenarios, like storms, earthquakes etc, how is one supposed to plan for a shark over 60 long and intent on getting to the delicious food inside the hotel, and I'm not talking about the canapes!!! What can you do against such a beast? Well, that's the question that Coco, the marine biologist has to answer since her boss is such an a$$hole and only cares about his precious hotel.
The author really brought the shark and ocean to life in his descriptive writing. I had no problem picturing the scenes and even believing them! The explanation about how an extinct shark could possibly survive is plausible (well once you suspend belief that is ;) Lol) and tied into the story really well. I flew through the book and had a hard time unplugging because I needed to see what happened next!
In all, this was an entertaining, engaging and addicting read. With plenty of action and plenty of scenes to have you on the edge of your seat, this is a must read. I so want to see this as a movie!!
This isn't the first book I've listened to that's read by Andrew Tell, and it definitely won't be my last. Even though a lot of this book is told through a female perspective, I never felt that a female narrator would of been better, Andrew Tell did an amazing job of bringing this book to life. He really brought the tenseness to another level and made for effortless listening.
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
If the characters weren't so idiotic.
Haven't a clue but I doubt anything from this author or narrator.
The characters are mostly on dimensional. I like books that are sci-fi or contains people in survival situations of any kind so I can go along with a wide variety of plots but this one has me looking at my ipod saying "really?' a lot, it's almost to painful to listen to. I wont even finish it, its going to be returned.
All of them but the shark.
I really wanted to like this book. I don't return books very often even if I know I wont listen to them again. This one isn't worth the space it's taking up on my ipod. I usually try to listen to them all the way through but this one isn't worth my time.
While the premise is interesting, the plot was so bad I struggled to finish it. I periodically stopped to shout to myself, "This is so stupid!" Ridiculously, the shark had almost nothing to do with how idiotic the plot was.
I had really high hopes the the MEG series. will look for a better suit to my taste.
Coco Keahi, a marine biologist from Hawaii, is the star of this creature feature. Off the coast of a Fiji island, James White has financed the building of a magnificent underwater hotel. Dolphin shows and underwater sub tours are just a few of the distractions offered to the guests. It’s opening weekend and the special guests have started to arrive just as things have started to fall apart.
This book was quite a bit of fun! Just simply saying ‘megalodon’ is fun. I’m a fan of the mysteriously appearing supposedly-extinct critter plot and watching the characters figure out they are facing a megalodon was great. Coco was just recently brought on and one of her main tasks is to drive the sub and tell the passengers all about the marine life. She and Mick (the mechanic) work to fine tune the sub, and that’s when Coco has her first hint that something isn’t right. Later, the air conditioners for the hotel get a bit sluggish, so Coco and Mick have to go clean out the cold water intake and find another clue.
The action picks up from there. The tram that takes guests from dry land to the underwater hotel suffers. Coco comes to the rescue – yes! She’s got skills and brains. Yet even as Coco tries to save the hotel staff and the guests, an adversary works against her. Not only does Coco have the world’s biggest living shark to contend with, but she also has this egomaniac that wants her dead. She definitely rises to the occasion!
There was plenty to like about this book. The big glass window showing off the natural marine life at the hotel bar sounded gorgeous! Clarissa really cared about the dolphins she trained, though I did feel a little sorry for the dolphins by the end of the book. I really liked that the cast of characters was so ethnically diverse – hooray! The last quarter of the book had plenty of action and while Coco was the main hero of the story, there were plenty of other characters doing heroic things as well. The ending was quite satisfying. Marine life goes on, despite human frivolities.
I received a copy of this book at no cost from the narrator (via Audiobook Boom) in exchange for an honest review.
Narration: Andrew Tell did a great job with this book. While the main character was female, Tell pulled off a savvy female voice for Coco quite well. There were also plenty of accents too and Tell did them all with competence. Indeed, I think Tell enjoyed narrating this book almost as much as I enjoyed listening to it.
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
This was a fun read.It is like a sy fy movie.You know whatever can go wrong,will go wrong. Andrew Tell does fine narration for this thriller. There is a new hotel.It is under water in the Fiji Islands.To build it they blasted through coral beds and anything else in their way.The guy in charge sounds like Mr Burns from The Simpsons.He's as sinister as he is too! When things start to go wrong instead of taking responsibility,it is pushed aside.Nothing can possibly wreck this structure.It is as solid as the Titanic was supposed to be.No one expects a Megadalon to show up and prove them wrong!I was given this copy for an honest review.
Coco, every time she turned around there was more trouble looking at her
Andrew Tell did an amazing job of bringing this book to life. He really brought the tenseness to another level and made for effortless listening
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Who would have thought, a book about a prehistoric shark awakening and wreaking havoc could be good. Well it is. Just a little diversion and fun. Dont look for anything meaningful, just enjoy. "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast."
"A great idea."
I liked the ideas around a floating hotel that's costing so much that they make cuts/ tweaks as they are bringing it online that ultimately leads to problems when things hit the fan. Also the super shark idea. Who knows what lies in the depths?
Easily Coco. Clever and determined.
No but I did like the narration.
When Coco having reached safety decides to go back into danger to help others. That takes courage!
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