Meg (Meg Series #1)

Meg (Meg Series #1)

by Steve Alten
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Meg (Meg Series #1) by Steve Alten

REVISED EDITION! Updated by the author himself, and now including the full text of ORIGINS -- the prequel to the MEG blockbuster novel.

Seven years ago, and seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Jonas Taylor encountered something that changed the course of his life. Once a Navy deep-sea submersible pilot, now a marine paleontologist, Taylor is convinced that a remnant population of Carcharodon megalodon -- prehistoric sharks growing up to 70 feet long, that subsisted on whales -- lurks at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. When offered the opportunity to return to those crushing depths in search of the Megs, Taylor leaps at the chance... but the quest for scientific knowledge (and personal vindication) becomes a desperate fight for survival, when the most vicious predator that the earth has ever known is freed to once-again hunt the surface.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013138704
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Series: Meg Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 35,910
File size: 796 KB

About 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 Steve 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, Steve has written several more books in the Meg series, as well as novels and screen plays across a variety of genres and topics.

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Meg 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 163 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel, put simply is Jaws on steriods! It has action, romance, horror, and a 60 foot prehistoric Megalodon shark! Once you read the sample you'll be hooked!
Grayce More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this story line. The science was believeable and entertaining while being informative. Makes "Jaws" look like swimming with dolphins.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has described a life of a troubled scientist whose beliefs and troubles have haunted him and nearly destroyed his life until science was proved wrong and he was needed to stop a monster. The one thing that I loved was the fact that the author described how an ancient species could live without being discovered by man, but could be declared extinct until once again discovered by man. When the megalodon attacked the underwater submersible in front of Jonas he then knew that his unfortunate accident wasn¿t because he dozed off it was because of the shark that attacked his ship. This was something that amazed me when the author actually had some theories that went along with idea that the shark could still be living there and the fact that he finally brought on the shark. Overall this book was awesome and I hope other readers will think that too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this when it first came out and the following books in the series, Steve Alten is amazing!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was passed on to me by my mother-in-law. I was captivated by this book from the very first page and have been facinated with anything to do with the Megaladon shark ever since. I am scared of sharks, so this made the book even better. If you love a good story plot and are interested in what could really be out there, try this book! You won't be disappointed!
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.
catCL More than 1 year ago
This is going to be a very exciting series and I hope it go's on for years. I hope it stays fiction but things are washing up on shores all the time, like 30 foot squids etc.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havpalllle read the entire Meg series. Could not wait for the next book to come out. This fitst book is well written,full of excitment, educational, and definitely an edge ot your sest page turner. Great author; keep the Mrg Series going. Highly recommend entire series!
bookornook More than 1 year ago
A truely horrific tale of a struggling man with a memory so terrifying it will knock your socks off. I highly recomend this book to anyone espesially thosewho have an intrest in any genres espesially horror.
hcw03 More than 1 year ago
I did not want to put this down! Can't wait to catch up the rest of the series! Alten's science is right on for a possible reality. The Meg could in theory exist in the depths of the trench. The action keeps the reader turning the pages to see what happens next.
POOpaLUto More than 1 year ago
Wow utterly stunned at the quality of this book. Steve alten is a fresh and imaginative author who adds a personal flare of suspense and horror. It was a great book but still could have some things to change. The list is endless on why you should read this book
srk2709 More than 1 year ago
It sucks you in from beginning to end! Entire Meg Series a MUST READ!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome!! I loved it from the first page, and even when jonas saw the meg in the trench for the first time. There were a lot of neat and scientific facts with this book. ALTEN YOUR THE MAN!!!! Alten can write a mean shark book anytime.... as he has clearly shows with this series!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome. the way he decribed the area and people was awsome. i wish he decribed terry t more but overall a great book. The ending is amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
meg was a awesome book about a giant megalodon shark. The characters were the best part of the book to me, i like the way he described and used there personalities in the books its self. I wish he would have described terry character more near the ending but even with that it still was a great scientific action packed exploding novel. this book had also many twist and surprise even from the beginning which hooks you into the story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first got my hands on 'MEG' when it was first published and I couldn't put it down until it was finished. I've probably reread this book so many times, I can quote most of the chapters. Alten is a fantastic writer with great writing skill
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so fast! The story moves at the speed of light and some how manages to move faster. I read it in 2 days! The main character, Jonas Taylor, is very intersting and complex. The action is so descriptive that you envision a 70-foot shark lunging at you! It scared me pretty good. I recommend this book for any one who loves a fun story with great characters and lightning speed writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr.Alten has redefined the very existence of literature with this masterpiece. Faulkner, Joyce, Proust and Huxley became juvenille hacks once 'MEG' hit the store shelves. Poetic, visceral, and simply awe-inspiring in its execution 'MEG' is the future of novel writing for years to come.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great read.  I heart sharks and this one is awesome. Jurassic shark! referred by the jacket of  book Murder Red Ink.
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This is a must read! Once, twice, three never gets old!