Thresher

Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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In the aftermath of a hurricane, a series of strange events plague the coastal waters off Florida. People go into the water and never return. Corpses of killer whales drift ashore, ravaged from enormous bite marks. A fishing trawler is found adrift, with a mysterious gash in its hull.

Transferred to the coastal town of Merit, police officer Leonard Riker uncovers the horrible reality of an enormous thresher shark lurking off the coast. Forty feet in length, it has taken a territorial claim to the waters near the town harbor. Armed with three-inch teeth, a scythe-like caudal fin, and unmatched aggression, the beast seeks to kill anything sharing the waters.

©2018 Michael Cole; Copyright 2018 by Severed Press (P)2019 Tantor

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WHAT A BRILLIANT SURPRISE!

I want to begin with the fact that even when I love the book, I normally do NOT write a full review! However, I could not stay silent about this!! I LOVE books like this!!
When I was much younger and the book “Meg” first came to the store shelves, I became addicted to this type of book. I honestly gave up on finding any other books that were like “Meg”, the “Loch” by Steve Alten, or like “Below” and “What Lurks Beneath” by Bryan Lockwood.
These books, while fiction, make you think that it actually COULD BE possible for these creatures to exist! These are the best type, in my opinion, and sadly, not every author can make the reader believe it the potential “what if’s”.
To my extreme surprise, Michael Cole and the “Thresher” lives up to Steve Alten, Ryan Lockwood, as well as Greg Beck with “Fathomless”, Paul E. Cooley with “The Black” series! Michael Cole was brilliant writing this book and Matt Godfrey remains one of my favorite narrators! Godfrey even pronounces the scientific terminology correctly! This book is worth the read and in listening!

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Great Book

Story was interesting intriguing narration was flawless.
I recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure.

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EXCITING....worth the listen.

This is truly a Summer beach read....today even without additives one must wonder what lies beneath in the Abyss...

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Amazing

This story kept me hooked at the way to the epilogue. i will listen again.

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Outstanding character development.

I enjoyed this book a great deal. Character development very good. The narrator sounded like Clint Eastwood, which was great. A well done Dirty Harry clone.

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chilling

loved it. looking for more from this author. Couldn't put it down today or yesterday

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Good book

I liked the book. It was not the greatest, but it kept my interest and I found myself cheereing for our heroes at the end. I gave 5 stars in each category. Not because it was fantastic, but because I want more from the writer. I see a good continuing storyline. Keep up the good work.

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B-movie story

This story was pretty terrible. Like the literary version of a SyFy Original. Characters were boring and predictable. And for some reason the narrator made everyone sound like they were a chain-smoking octogenarian. My advice is to give this a miss and just listen to Jaws instead.

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Holy Shit

I freaking LOVED this book. Damn, this needs a movie. Please tell me there will be a book 2!!!! Totally keeping this book! Gonna see if I can get the physical book too!!

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Good Story 👍

The author wrote a good action filled story. I hope there is another book to follow this one..

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  • Rhomboid
  • 10-06-19

Pretty good.

It sort of grows on the reader as it progresses. Not bad at all although it has many inaccuracies about boats and marine biology.

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  • M. Knight
  • 06-30-19

love Jaws? you'll love this!

Small seaside town, a cover-up, a corrupt mayor, great characters, action, drama - highly recommended.

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  • adaoyle
  • 06-20-19

Good story

I love a good creature story, and this didn't disappoint. Good story and good characters. Up there with jaws and the meg for me personally

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 06-24-19

loved it!

i was half expecting the usual shark book but this was fun and entertaining and fast paced. i applauded loudly when the trio got what was coming to them :)

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