On the other side of the world, in the silent depths of the ocean, lies the Mariana Trench, where the Megalodon has spawned since the dawn of time. Paleo-biologist Jonas Taylor once dared to enter this perilous cavern. He alone faced the monster and cut its heart out, and he wears the painful scars of that deadly encounter.
Now, as the body count rises and the horror of the Meg's attack grips the California coast, Jonas must begin the hunt again. But to do that means returning to the dark terror of the trench...where the Meg is waiting. Using himself as bait, Jonas will enter the ultimate battle - a fight to the death between man and beast in the darkest recesses of the ocean...and a fight for his sanity from the depths of his own tormented soul.
©2008 Steve Alten; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"When Angel rolls back her eyes and opens her jaws for the kill, readers will remember with a thrill why they picked up this novel in the first place." (Publishers Weekly)
The publishers summery doesn't do this book justice. By reading what the book was about I had my doubts. "Guy has run in with shark and later guy hunts shark" not to exciting. That wasn't the case at all. This book has a lot of extras that I never expected. Wonderful suspense and action. If you are on the fence go ahead and take a chance you won't be disapointed well worth my credit.
A good listen, but not for the squeamish. Alten intercuts two stories, the hunt for the always hungry shark with a credible and interesting international conspiracy. The story jumps into the action from the beginning and never lets up. Alten is pretty good at making the reader care about the characters which heightens the suspense. But if you cringe at reading about what goes through people's minds as they look out at the world from inside a shark's mouth, this book is not for you.
Suspenseful ,Detailed ,Action.
Yes. Between the subplots and the main plot the constant dipping back and forth keeps you anticipating.
I don't know there are just to many that i would use.
For Those who don't have have a lot of time to just sit down and read a good book this audiobook is great because you can listen to it at work home or in your car. i have listened to the trench at least five times since getting it and i'll keep on listened until the next two come out.
I'd read this book years ago and loved it! Then recently decided to read it again with the new MEG movie finally in production. I stumbled on the audiobooks and thought I'd give them a try for something different. I still really enjoyed this story! It's exciting throughout! But I did not care for this narrator at all. His tendency to speed read was so irritating! I wondered if someone was standing behind him with a whip urging him to read faster and faster! One other reviewer said he sounded like he should be doing safety videos and I concur! That's exactly what a lot of his reading reminded me of. BUT that being said, later in the novel he did slow down a bit and also got into some fun voices which I enjoyed. So I was glad that I stuck with it in the end despite the fact that the characters did switch voices periodically. Overall it was enjoyable, the story is awesome and I can't wait for the movies to come out!
Love the story. At first, I thought the narrator sounded like all he's ever done was safety instruction voice overs. Once he started doing the different voices for different characters it got better.
I'm a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and music educator. I've spent the majority of my life wearing headphones . . .
Alten's 2nd in his Meg (short for Megalodon) series is peopled by some of the most obviously bad and over the top villains and way too many naive, gullible and down-right stupid good guys. However, it also has a 60 foot long, prehistoric shark that likes to munch on little kids, grannies, housewives and, hopefully, by novel's end, the nefarious baddies.
I have to confess, I'm rooting for the shark in this one
One other thing - there are other prehistoric monsters down at the bottom of "The Trench," called Kronosaurs, that also like to snack on humans - yum!
Too many side stories and bond like villains make this a mess. Expectations were high based on original. Beloved characters from Meg were barely recognizable in the followup. Overuse of sexual abuse to create tension and flesh out female characters seemed out of place. Might have liked it more if not for the awful narration. Narrator kept trying to do cartoonish voices, accents, and sound effects for each and every character to enhance the experience which just distracted me from the story and was more annoying than suspenseful. Would rather be in the trench with meg and angel wearing a meat sweater than listen to this yahoo narrate another book.
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