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The Trench | [Steve Alten]

The Trench

Its appetite is ravenous. Its teeth scalpel-sharp. Its power unstoppable as it smashes the steel doors holding it in a Monterey, California, aquarium. The captive 20-ton Megalodon shark has tasted human blood, and it wants more.
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Publisher's Summary

Its appetite is ravenous. Its teeth scalpel-sharp. Its power unstoppable as it smashes the steel doors holding it in a Monterey, California, aquarium. The captive 20-ton Megalodon shark has tasted human blood, and it wants more.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Nathan Wakarusa, KS, United States 04-25-11
    Nathan Wakarusa, KS, United States 04-25-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Very good!"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    DJM Franklin, TN USA 06-09-09
    DJM Franklin, TN USA 06-09-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Good Story, High Body Count"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Derek WESTMINSTER, CO, United States 01-16-14
    Derek WESTMINSTER, CO, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Trench the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did great voices and read very well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mac, he just makes me laugh with his attitude.


    Which character – as performed by Bruce Reizen – was your favorite?

    All, he did amazing voices for all of them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wilfredo United States 12-06-12
    Wilfredo United States 12-06-12
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    "Anyone who likes JAWS this is better"
    If you could sum up The Trench in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful ,Detailed ,Action.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Between the subplots and the main plot the constant dipping back and forth keeps you anticipating.


    Have you listened to any of Bruce Reizen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know there are just to many that i would use.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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