Hell's Aquarium (Meg Series #4)

Hell's Aquarium (Meg Series #4)

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by Steve Alten
     
 

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Steve Alten's epic fish story continues in Hell's Aquarium, fourth of the MEG novels. The Tanaka Institute's captive Megalodon, Angel, has birthed a litter of pups. Two--Mary Kate and Ashley--are destined for a home in a massive new attraction being built in Dubai, but only if Jonas' son David agrees to serve as their trainer.

And why wouldn't he? For the

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Steve Alten's epic fish story continues in Hell's Aquarium, fourth of the MEG novels. The Tanaka Institute's captive Megalodon, Angel, has birthed a litter of pups. Two--Mary Kate and Ashley--are destined for a home in a massive new attraction being built in Dubai, but only if Jonas' son David agrees to serve as their trainer.

And why wouldn't he? For the brash young 20 year-old, it's an opportunity to strike out on his own and prove himself, applying the knowledge he's gained working alongside his father. Once in Dubai, however, the job proves very different from what was described back home, and here...there be dragons. The next generation of Taylor to take up the mantle of deep-ocean submersible pilot may be coming into its own much sooner than expected!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148578611
Publisher:
Gere Donovan Press
Publication date:
08/23/2013
Series:
Meg Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
37,154
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Steve Alten grew up in Philadelphia and has several degrees, including a Doctorate of Education from Temple University. His first novel—Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror—was written over many late nights and weekends while Alten worked a “real job” to support his family. On Friday the 13th, he lost his “real job,” but four days later landed a two-book publishing deal.

Meg would eventually be sold in more than twenty countries, hit every major best-seller list (#19 on the New York Times) and even become a popular radio series in Japan. Since then, Alten has written several more books in the Meg series, as well as novels and screen plays across a variety of genres and topics.

Visit www.SteveAlten.com to personally contact the author or learn more about his novels.

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Hell's Aquarium (Meg Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Wedge More than 1 year ago
You can view a trailer for this book here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPcizsgt7oc
Blue13 More than 1 year ago
I have read all four of the Meg Series and to be honest some of the situations presented in this book were in the other books as well. More people being killed by giant sharks, somebody trying to make money off the sharks, and a trip to the bottom of the ocean. Still not a bad book just not new and exciting.
catCL More than 1 year ago
I don't know where to start,this book had me all over the internet researching all kinds of large prehistoric fish. I also did a google earth fly by of Dubai which you'll find out why when you read the book. I loved all the illustration they gave me a good sense of what I was reading about. The only bad thing was I finished. But in the back pages are some new releases Kronos by Jeremy Robinson that should keep me busy while I wait for the next book Meg #5 Night Stalkers and I plan on reading the domain series. enjoy!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been drawn into the Meg series from the beginning and I must admit they only get better. The only drawback is that I couldn't put it down and finished this book within 48 hours. I love this book and was so excited to finally get it. I loved the plot and was very excited to see the characters we love in the first books return and expanded upon. Steve Alten did such a wonderful job with this book that I could see these things happening right before my eyes. LOVE THIS BOOK!! Can't wait for Meg 5: Night Stalkers
mas33 More than 1 year ago
impossible to put down. loved the science, the characters, the dinosaur species, the suspense, and Jonas.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with all of the books in this series, this one unnerved me. Well told and the characters well developed, what puts this book above others of the same genre is the level of reality. These creatures existed. That in itself is horrifying. Add to it the frequent sense of helplessness that comes from Deepwater entrapment, and the fact that the author has no qualms killing off characters leaves you feeling gut wrenching fear and helplessness with no guarantee that "everything is going to be fine." A true thriller.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
He’s alive, I’m not sure he’ll ever be okay again. I really only picked this book up out of a love of Jaws and bargains. Perhaps it was my low expectations that set me up to love Steve Alten and this series for life. I was immediately dismissive of the cover which has an oversized shark peering at a boy through an aquarium wall (turns out that’s not a shark but the prehistoric monster Megalodon) and was skeptical of the title which sounds a little sensational and lame. Fortunately I was wrong about everything. I LOVE THIS BOOK. It reminds me of the best of Michael Crichton - Grounded in science just enough to be plausible, imaginative enough to stir my sense of wonder, and paced perfectly so that I only want to read this book and nothing else. This isn’t even the first book in the series, but even so, it was a fine point of entry for me. I haven’t been this impressed with a new author in a while, I was really blown away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When does the 5th book in the series come outs
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steve Alten isn't the best writer, in fact the books have a tendency to be formulated, repeat unnecessary information, and can be a bit tedious in spots. However, if you are just looking for a fun read, something to break up reading more informative and well-written books, you could do worse than this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for book five
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
I've already read the first 3 books in Steve Alten's “Meg” series. The first one established the fact that there are some large prehistoric sharks still surviving in this world; sharks where the infants are born at the size of a modern day Great White. The second one built upon it, exploring the possibility that there could be other surviving monster carnivores in the depths of the Pacific. The next two books in the series delve deeper into the world in which those creatures live – and explores how they can be exploited. Meg: Hell's Aquarium explores the concept that someone – in this case, an oil-rich Dubai prince – would consider opening a tourist attraction featuring those fantastic creatures. Obtaining a Meg is no longer a challenge, as our protagonist Jonas Taylor has a surplus in his artificial lagoon outside of Monterey, California – and the pups have outgrown the space he has available for them. But the OTHER creatures – ones that not even Taylor's Tanaka Institute has on display – those present a real challenge to collect. The prince purchases several of Taylor's submersibles along with the sharks, and hires Taylor's son to train a crew to pilot them. BUT will those subs and their crew be able to handle the monsters of the Pacific depths? I have enjoyed all 4 books currently available in the Meg series. I appreciate the interaction that the main characters have, and their obvious love and concern for each other. The science … this, I'm not as comfortable with. Ironically, it is because of just how close Alten's world is to our own. It doesn't take a big leap to imagine that unknown creatures – unknown MONSTERS – inhabit some unexplored area of the Pacific Ocean. Or that they might be lured out of that area of the ocean at some point. I personally find it much harder to take a “baby step” into a new world than a full-fledged leap, and it is precisely this kind of small gap between our current world and the one Alten describes that we must bridge. However, I don't have a strong enough issue to not enjoy each one of the 4 books Alten has currently released. (The 5th is at some point of development and will be released at some point or another … the author states that he is hoping to tie it into a movie release!) I'll be among the first in line to read #5, tentatively titled “MEG: Night Stalkers” when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book. But I want to read the 5th one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have studied sharks my whole life and a book about a megalodon with young is a new level
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That megladon gets owned by that pliosaur
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kickass fast pace triller
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hardest book to put down it took a couple weeks cause i had work to do but just an amazing book cant wait vor the next one please hurry book 5 please
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Amazing