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It was the greatest predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived - a 70-foot, 70,000-pound great white shark. Its jaws, filled with hundreds of seven-inch serrated teeth, could swallow an elephant whole. It could sense its prey from miles away, and if you ever came close enough to see the monster, it was already too late.

Eighteen years have passed since Jonas Taylor last crossed paths with Carcharodon megalodon. Now a middle-aged father of two, he is overwhelmed by mountains of bills and the daily strife of raising a family. But life is about to change. A Hollywood television producer wants Jonas to join his new survival series: Daredevils. For the next six weeks, two teams of crazy daredevils on a South Pacific Ocean voyage will try to outperform one another in front of the cameras. Jonas needs the money, and working on the color commentary seems easy enough. But behind the scenes, someone else is pulling the strings. And before it's over, Jonas will again come face-to-face with the most dangerous creatures ever to stalk the oceans.

©2016 Steve Allen (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Ok, but not the best of this series

I have previously read and am a huge fan of, all of the MEG books by Steve Alten and thought this time around I would try the audio versions. I'm a big fan of the series but sadly this book is my least favorite of them all. I can't stand reality TV so all the parts taking place with that group of people I did not enjoy. Actually found myself cheering for the shark because I didn't like any of those characters. In all honesty I didn't like any of the secondary characters they meet in this book. I still enjoy Jonas and Mac and their families but there was nothing likable about any of the people they met along the way. I was glad when people got eaten by the Meg! The end of the book does get much better though so that's what always keeps me going through this novel. All the rest of the series are amazing! I highly recommend reading them all, this one just happens to be my least favorite of the lot.

As for the audio vs the actual book... I didn't overly care for this particular narrator. His voice is very gravelly and throaty which made Jonas sound sort of ailing and decrepit all the time. I get that he is older now, but he still manages to kick some ass in this book, so having him sound like an old man didn't seem to match up. Also when he did voices for women or the kids it just never felt right. I think this narrator would be better for a detective novel maybe. Just my opinion.

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Wow exhausting. ...but I couldn't stop listening.

I didnt care for the narrator for this book. The voice too gravely, he may be better suited for detective or mob stories.

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Obsessed with the Meg Series!!!

I love this book series so much! I love them all. But I have to say out of the three I've got through so far, this was probably my least favorite. I've already bought AND downloaded the fourth book and going to start diving into it! Can't wait for the Meg movie!!

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Skip it

Loved the first two books but this is dreadful. Reads more like an 80’s teen slasher movie in the water with a ridiculous storyline thrown in at the last minute.

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excellent 3rd edition

I really enjoyed the first book so much I immediately got the second. once I finished the second I just had to read the 3rd I can see why there is a major motion picture coming out this summer called the meg. I haven't enjoyed anything shark related since jaws and to be honest this series is just as good if not better

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The tense is just...garbage

The book is written in a bizarre tense, e.g., "Terry turns to her husband," which is both unpleasant and a departure from how the first two books were written. Couldn't finish it, and that's not something I can say about most books.

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Awesome

great book love the series. He is a great writer for the suspense and detail

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Swesome

Truely enjoying this series narration, awesome Author , Awesome , we are blessed to have these talented Entertainers

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Miss pronunciations were JARRING at times!

The narrator’s repeated miss pronunciations, (of; “cloaca”, “islet”, and “archipelago”, to name a few…), were jarring, to say the least. Is it too much to ask that after the FIRST encounter with an unknown word, the narrator look up the pronunciation?!? Otherwise, I found the book entertaining.

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Enjoyed 3rd book more than the 2nd.

Good change with the Daredevil plot on the Spanish Galleon ship. Narrator did a good job with the voices....he did the New Yaaawwwkahs accent pretty well. Overall, I enjoyed it and will at least check out book 4.

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  • Gary
  • 09-04-18

over the top sillyness, but a good fun read

put logic aside and just enjoy the pace... characters that you dont mind getting chomped, downbeat underdog pulling off the impossible, whats not to like

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  • Chuck stuff
  • 09-11-20

Not as good

Enjoyable but not as entertaining as the previous books. Seems Steve Alten is throwing in everything he can think of in this book while making the most annoying unrealistic teenagers bounce around in the story. Has its moments and I will be getting the next one however I found the narration lacking, mostly due to the embarrassingly bad accents of the daredevils.

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  • jeffrey o.
  • 04-04-18

another great , gripping story...

Meg like the original bog , it's hard to stop reading or listening to a gripping story... awesome!!

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  • Lara and dave
  • 02-25-17

meg

real good series good them all makes you think and not want swim in middle of the open sea lol

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  • Louise Bush
  • 09-03-21

Much Better Books Available

Mildly entertaining if bonkers story. Written with a breathtaking mix of misogyny and toxic masculinity.

Worth noting that the author has managed to live without ever managing to listen to or have any kind of relationship with a woman given the way he writes female characters.

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  • Neil
  • 05-24-19

More Mayhem...

More mega shark mayhem (and bunkum) thats always fun.
Recommended as a beach (holiday) read.

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  • Anthony Dark
  • 03-12-18

Not as good as the first 2

The story is a lot weaker than the first 2 books. Soap opera at sea.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-16-17

love the slightly racist accents

if you like giant sharks and racist accents then you'll love this book. go mega sharks

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  • mr
  • 12-30-18

Bargain basement

Anyone listening to the Meg series is massaging their inner man-baby (myself included). I wasn’t expecting much in terms of plot and character but the stereotypical characters are bland enough to choke on and the narration is really confusing. The accents are totally bizarre

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-18

was a very well read book. Enjoyed it a lot

Enjoyed this entry more then the last. the reader does a great job of bringing different characters to life. looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Hebby~Bookworm
  • 04-12-18

Megs, Megs everywhere...

I read this after reading the sequel Hell’s Aquarium, and I loved it. Better than the sequel. More Megs, more action, lots of silly situations resulting in awesome deaths. Pretty good head count in this one.
Minus a star in the performance for the terrible Aussie accents.