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The MEG

Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)
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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.

Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. 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. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.

©1997, 2011 Steve Alten (P)2014 Tantor

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Meg-nificent! 🦈

Absolutely loved this gripped from start to finish I can't wait to listen to the rest of them, sadly it seem The Trench (book 2) is missing from Audible so I'm gonna have to stop being lazy and actual read a book.

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Simply Brilliant

I had this book on paperback in the early 2003, it got me hooked, and much to my delight it turned into a series.

I have been waiting extremely patiently for this to come to audible, now if we could just have The Trench, and for Meg Generations to stop being pushed back and back and back I would be really impressed.

As for this Book it’s a true modern day epic, the new jaws, and yes, the film is coming out this year, so only 5 years later than was suggested!!

I love the effort that Steve puts into the research of the different elements, from marine life, to minerals and vegetation. The characters are nicely built up, with just the right amount of action and dialogue.

I have now bought all of Steve Allen’s books on audible except 2012 as I don’t speak German.

Many thanks for a great series, and really can’t wait for Generations

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Fantastical fun to listen to on holiday

I loved listening to this on holiday, it was perfect poolside listening though I will admit I was a bit nervous when snorkling !! If you loved Jaws or any sea creature thrillers then its for you.

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  • 27-12-18

No sMeg

I absolutely loved this audiobooks from beginning to end. And I even learned a thing or two about sharks. Never get into the boat or submersible for that matter. Loved the narration too.

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Great Story

I really enjoyed this one, I read it on a recommendation from a friend with the film upcoming. There's just enough science in there for it to feel really believable as if it could happen but not to ground the possibilities of where it can go. It's a shame the second one is not yet available on audio because it would be an automatic purchase for me.

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  • Lee
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The Meg

Okay it’s a bit far fetched and yes belief has to be suspended but it’s fun! A rollicking good tale expertly read by Mr Runnette and full of facts on sharks. Bought as a BOGOF and well worth the dosh.

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Great story loved it

A well read story gripping stuff
Loved every minute can’t wait now for book 3

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shark love forever

such a fun book exciting form start to finish great characters great pacing.
would recommend to anyone who wanted a enjoyable shark filled time.

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Better than I thought it would be

I bought this after having listened to two other megaladon monster books as I had also seen the film with this title. I was pleasantly surprised to find that whilst predictable and with the characters being fairly two dimensional it was still an enjoyable listen.

I'll give the sequels a spin and see just how much belief I have to suspend before it gets totally ridiculous and how much the author repeats himself.

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Liked it!

..... But then I love sharks! Read the book before seeing the film, book definitely better!