• The Trench

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,483 ratings)

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The Trench

By: Steve Alten
Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
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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

Critic reviews

"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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85% Speed

I would suggest that you listen to this book at 85% speed the reader talk's way to fast it kinda takes you out of the moment but if you slow it down it makes it better. But that's just my opinion.

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Great story but narration is too fast

The story is wonderful and the narration is great as long as you listen to it at 80% speed.