Meg

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,251 ratings

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

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  • Book 0.5, 1

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

    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Ocean Thriller Since Jaws!!

    • By Natalie on 04-25-14

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 1

    • The MEG

    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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. Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life.

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 2

    • The Trench

    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, High Body Count

    • By DJM on 06-09-09

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • Meg: Primal Waters

    • The Meg Series, Book 3
    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok, but not the best of this series

    • By Julia on 02-05-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • Meg: Hell’s Aquarium

    • The Meg Series, Book 4
    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    Tanaka Institute, Monterey, CA: Angel, the recaptured 76-foot, 100,000-pound Megalodon, has birthed a litter of pups - five females - far too numerous and aggressive to keep in one pen. One solution: a Dubai royal prince is building the largest aquarium in the world and seeks to purchase two of the "runts". The deal hinges on hiring Jonas Taylor's 21-year-old son, David, to be their trainer. Jonas reluctantly agrees, and David is off to Dubai for the summer of his life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read

    • By Patrick on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Meg: Nightstalkers

    • The Meg Series, Book 5
    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Bela and Lizzy, the dominant megalodon siblings from Angel's brood, have escaped the Tanaka Institute to roam the Salish Sea in British Columbia. While Jonas Taylor and his friend Mac attempt to either recapture or kill the "sisters," Jonas' son, David, embarks on his own adventure, motivated by revenge. Having witnessed his girlfriend's gruesome death, David has joined a Dubai prince's ocean expedition, tracking the 120-foot, hundred-ton Liopleurodon that escaped from the Panthalassa Sea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alten Knows How To Bring The Action

    • By Brian on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • Meg: Generations

    • The Meg Series, Book 6
    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Book six in the best-selling Meg series picks up after Meg: Nightstalkers with David Taylor in the Salish sea, attempting to locate and rescue any surviving Megalodon pups before a local fisherman slaughters them. Meanwhile, Jonas is coerced into joining an expedition into the Panthalassa sea in search of a prehistoric predatory species possessing liver enzymes that can cure cancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not horrible

    • By Heather L Andersen on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $24.47