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Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins Audiobook

Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"The action is nonstop." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    Jim "The Impatient" 03-10-16 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "Daa-dat, Daa-dat, Daa-dat, dadadadadadadadaddadada"

    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.

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    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.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Watsonville, CA, United States 04-25-14
    Natalie Watsonville, CA, United States 04-25-14 Member Since 2017

    Tasha Miles

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    "The Best Ocean Thriller Since Jaws!!"
    What did you love best about Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins?

    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!!


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    Brian Menard 10-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Never heard of the author accidentally finding."

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmy Vang 10-29-15
    Jimmy Vang 10-29-15
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    "Giant Shark Attack!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Willms Spokane, WA, US 07-03-15
    Gary Willms Spokane, WA, US 07-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "An Exciting Book that Propels the Imagination"

    This book is engaging the entire time. With my tireless imagination, I can't wait for the long awaited Meg movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rikke 01-28-15
    Rikke 01-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "this is a story of a megalodon."

    a book with a mega shark :) can it get much better then this :)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Max 05-19-17
    Max 05-19-17
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    "Great read!"

    I'm a huge fan of the Jurassic Park\Lost World books and was looking for something in that vein and this was recommended. Holy CRAP did it deliver! Great Story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Carter 04-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "meg novel review"

    great book. got me hooked on the series. this is my second time reading this novel.

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    sean padua 03-27-17
    sean padua 03-27-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Jaws on steroids!"

    I first read the book years ago, when i saw it on Audible i had to listen to it. This story is another example of a author keeping the audience entertained and thirsting for more.

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    Jett Kerns 03-21-17
    Jett Kerns 03-21-17
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    "Move over Jaws, there's a new monster in the bay"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've read the Meg series and loved it. Now I'm listening, starting with the prequel, which I'm happy Steve wrote. These books have such vivid action scenes, I'm sure they were destine for the big screen. I hope it happens and I hope it happens well. Please don't let the Sharknado people get their fins on this one!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins?

    Jonah being trapped inside the Meg and cutting his way out.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Jonah and Terri


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved when Jonah's wife saw him on TV and realized he was right about the Meg all along.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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