The Trench (Meg Series #2)

The Trench (Meg Series #2)

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The Trench (Meg Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, while immensely enjoyable, instilled in me one of maybe three things in my life that have ever truly terrified me: deep, cold, black water, with something, some unknown beast out there just waiting....God, it's scary.
hcw03 More than 1 year ago
Alten continues where he left off. A riveting tale that will keep you on edge. Note for parents -- This book is a little more adult themed than the first novel. Overall, an engaging tale that you won't want to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's so amazing that I'm going to do a rhyme about it. Here Goes. I couldn't put the book down through and through, I always loved the non-stop action, too. The scenes were great, the characters ever better, not to mention that the shark was always very clever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great sequel! More complex and in dpeth than the first. Alten dosen't dissapoint.
jlgc More than 1 year ago
The Trench is the second in the Meg adventure series written by Steve Alten. Tanaka Oceanographic Institute has been housing the young female megalodon for several years. The meg has continued to grow and mature. It is now trying to escape, and escape it does. At the same time, Tanaka’s company has been maneuvered into working with a questionable Russian billionaire, Benedict. Jonas, Mac, and Celeste, Benedict’s protégé, are running up and down the Pacific coast trying to catch the meg, named Angel. They fail epically and people are killed. For some reason, all the blame continues to fall upon Jonas Taylor. Terry, now, Jonas’ wife, ends up underwater with Benedict in the Mariana Trench. Benedict is secretly working with the Iranians and searching for something in the Trench under the guise of relaunched the failed UNIS project. Celeste on a mission to get some specific information from Jonas and Terry is in danger practically from the minute she boards the support ship. I like shark movies, even the silly ones. They are quite humorous. With none of them am I overly concerned about the science of the story. It’s the same with this story. There’s a lot of science in it that I don’t understand. There are feats of strength that are unbelievable. There are episodes of luck that are almost unbelievable unless you are willing to just believe. Some reviewers condemn this book because of that. However, I don’t. The story was well written and cohesive. However, the unsuccessful chasee of Angel seemed to take such a long time and they never even caught the meg. How many stupid ideas can they come up with to catch this animal when they should have just killed it? Jonas knew this but was outvoted and outmaneuvered to the point of death. One thing that I had just a bit of problem with is how fast Jonas healed from his various adventures and was able to continue. Celeste just annoyed me. I didn’t particularly care for Jonas accepting all the blame that was directed at him and then some for a situation he continually tried to stop without the help of those who should have been helping him. I also didn’t care for the relationship between Jonas and Terry. I believe that Terry went into the marriage with eyes wide open and shouldn’t have been giving Jonas flack within a few years of marriage. Especially when Jonas was continually concerned with the fact that it was a matter of time before Angel escaped and nobody else would listen his warnings. However, I was happy to see fidelity in both Jonas and Terry when they were tempted and tested. And Jonas was very much tested by Celeste. I could have done without the interaction between Sergei and Terry. However, I understand that with bad guys, sometimes you have to show just how bad they are. Overall, I would recommend this book if you like deep sea adventures, giant shark stories, and interesting pseudo-science. It’s not great literature, but it’s a good yarn.
Bastett More than 1 year ago
Action packed and full of great scenes, this was one book I could not put down. After the first book I was on the edge of my seat. This book pushed me over the edge and wouldn't stop. If you haven't read Meg, put this on your short list. This is one series I am happy I took a chance on. It's worth your time.
aprilmrm More than 1 year ago
This installment in the Meg series isn't nearly as good as the first, but it entertains nonetheless. It picks up a few years later in Jonas and Terry's lives. Is it the best writing? No. Is it incredibly far-fetched? Yes. But I enjoy aquatic predator plots, and this book qualifies. There is great attention to detail and plenty of startling action. Not the best in the series but not the worst either.
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Booktraveler More than 1 year ago
The Plot is compelling. The characters face issuses with all the realistic inner conflits that all people feel, when they are being tested. A good read...it kept me up way past my bed time.