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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Alten Narrator: Bruce Reizen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard | 2/5/2014

    " It's something like Jaws... It has many scientific facts, that is amazing ;), as well as some good thoughts too, also good senteces in Latin... Not so good as Jurassic Park, but if one likes horror stories and interesting facts about animals' life, it's a good guide ;)... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 2/4/2014

    " Steve Alten is quite the author when it comes to writing brutal shark atacks. He's able to put in alot of suspense throughout his novels. When you think the story's going to go one way, he turns it around completely, while still making sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brie | 1/27/2014

    " This was my favorite one of the series. I really liked Terry's part in this story. I also liked the idea of a beneath the sea in the trenches station. This book was one that I read in about 2 days. I really couldn't put it down. I just kept wondering what happened with Terry. I will say the villains are incredibly cliche in this book. There's the slutty eastern European, the billionaire megalomaniac, and the upstaged professor. All in all though I really spent the whole book wondering more of what was out there in the deeps than what the crazy evils were doing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Helton | 1/24/2014

    " Hey I had to read the sequel. Same review as Meg, the first book, I found them to be waaaaaay to similar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/7/2014

    " Maybe the heat is frying my brain, but after re-reading this book, I started liking it more. Look, it's not serious literature from Ian McEwan or Cormac McCarthy. It's simply a mindlessly fun summer read about a prehistoric shark who escapes from a California aquarium and feeds on whales, other sharks, and humans. The protagonists from 'Meg' are back with some new cardboard human villians who serve the purpose of making the shark look good. Throw in some long-presumed-dead marine reptiles who live in the Marianas Trench, and you've got a beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 1/1/2014

    " This is a sequel to Meg. I didn't think it was as good as Meg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 12/27/2013

    " Middle of my Meg series... Awesome fast read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 12/23/2013

    " Almost as good as the 1st Meg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Bain | 12/20/2013

    " The second in the series and maybe the best of the three. Amazing writing: horror mixed with real characters and real scenarios. This is an outstanding book for those readers who enjoy thier technology mixed with real humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 12/14/2013

    " This was a good follow-up to Meg. While not as good as the first, it is a darn good thrill-fest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russ Dumanovsky | 12/6/2013

    " Even better than the original, and I read the original twice and loved it both times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 11/22/2013

    " Book 2 of the MEG series: still worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Cremin | 11/6/2013

    " This book sucks. I only read 100 pages. You'd think a book about a ravenous prehistoric shark would be exciting, but...guess again. I hope the author gets eaten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/3/2013

    " Not as good as the first, but what ever is???? Still a very enjoyable read, but the first one felt as if Steve Alten had gotten into my head when he wrote it. This one proves we have different views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 10/23/2013

    " Another Meg clone, This time its personal, no only joking, anotyher hsark, another dozen deaths and poor Jonas Taylor, stuck in the middle yet again, these are wonderful thriller novels and are simple but effective page turners, no deep philosophical messages just adrenalin fueled action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chadwick Swenson | 7/15/2013

    " Sequel to MEG. Just as silly but still great fun Summer/Beach reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tessa | 6/22/2013

    " Trashy beach book I read on vacation in Hawaii. I didn't even realize it was a sequel, but sharks freak me out so I got enough scaries out of it to suit me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/23/2013

    " This is the second book in the Steve Alten "Meg" series. It was a very riveting book and exciting but i would not suggest it to people who cant handle a lot of gore, profanity, and inappropriate material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Ricard | 12/10/2012

    " Good book. I read to escape reality and this did the trick. If you like Jaws you'll love this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 11/29/2012

    " the better Meg book.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 6/21/2012

    " Steve Alton's MEG books are fun reads... I can see their appeal to high-school kids - non-stop action and prehistoric creatures! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grant Frazier | 4/25/2012

    " Not particularly well written. But there is something about lengthy descriptions of a giant shark eating people that makes me feel all is right in the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Aldridge | 4/1/2012

    " Well-written but the idea's waning a tad. I still enjoyed it, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 12/23/2011

    " Trashy beach book, but lots of excitement and gore! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/2/2011

    " This is the second book in the Steve Alten "Meg" series. It was a very riveting book and exciting but i would not suggest it to people who cant handle a lot of gore, profanity, and inappropriate material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 12/29/2010

    " If you want to read a solid novel about a gigantic man eating shark with a jaw bigger than you, this is your go to novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Logan | 10/24/2010

    " Another good book from Alten. I will really be looking forward to reading more of his novels, in this series and others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 10/1/2010

    " I found this more suspenseful than the first one. Couldn't put it down, I cared about the characters more and disliked the villains more. A very fun, guilty pleasure read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivan | 9/27/2010

    " It's something like Jaws... It has many scientific facts, that is amazing ;), as well as some good thoughts too, also good senteces in Latin... Not so good as Jurassic Park, but if one likes horror stories and interesting facts about animals' life, it's a good guide ;)... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 8/23/2010

    " This book sucks. I only read 100 pages. You'd think a book about a ravenous prehistoric shark would be exciting, but...guess again. I hope the author gets eaten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gale | 8/6/2010

    " One of the better books of the Meg series. I enjoyed it more than even "Meg". It has no shortage of suspense, between Angel the Megalodon escaping the Tanaka Institute and Terry being trapped in a sub in the Mariana Trench, it kept me riveted until the very last page! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 4/14/2010

    " I'm a little disappointed. The main human character is too human.... Some punk kids just got eaten by a shark so maybe it has promise. A bit too repetitive in plot. 2 more books in this series and I'm not really interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russ | 2/23/2010

    " Even better than the original, and I read the original twice and loved it both times! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andreia | 1/20/2010

    " 2nd book in the Meg series. Still pretty enjoyable, but a little longer to read and I found myself not as engrossed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 1/20/2010

    " 2nd book in the Meg series. Still pretty enjoyable, but a little longer to read and I found myself not as engrossed "

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About the Author
Author Steve Alten

Steve Alten is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Loch, Meg, Domain, and Mayan Prophecy series. His work has been published in more than thirty countries and is being used in thousands of middle and high school curricula as part of Adopt-an-Author, a free teen reading program used nationwide to encourage reluctant readers.