They thought it was the perfect getaway. Little did they know…
5 out of 5 stars
The perfect luxury hotel built underwater in the oceans surrounding the Fiji Islands. What could go wrong? All of the simple things had all been planned for, even the major catastrophic things were thought about. But, no one planned for a long-extinct shark to show up and start showing an interest in the hotel and it’s guests both inside and outside of the hotel walls. Marine Biologist Coco Keahi has seen this shark first hand and must enter the water more than she’d like to help others and herself. This prehistoric shark has other things in mind for Coco.
The narration for Hotel Megalodon was done by Andrew Tell and he did a wonderful job. Yes, most of the story were from the point of view of a female — he still does a great job voicing her inner and outer monologs. Along with the other characters in the book. There was never a time I felt confused or unsure of who was speaking. Tell was a really good choice for narration and the quality of the audiobook was great.
This was another book that I’d had buried on my “to read” list for quite some time, so I feel lucky that I was able to get a copy to review on audiobook. Ever since I read “Meg” by Steve Alten I was hooked. I’ve always had an obsession with sharks and after reading about the Megalodon I was hooked even more (pardon the puns).
Chesler obviously has some knowledge of these sharks and what is said about them in the history books. The sizing and predatory nature of them were really well done in this book. And I didn’t feel like it wasn’t all plausible (yes, even though it’s a thought to be an extinct shark).
The action scenes were incredibly well done. Chesler has a wonderful way of writing these short and tight action scenes that only take minutes in the book out into these wonderful drama-filled scenes. He does all of this without making the reader feel like they’re being left out to sea. Walking that tightrope between too much and not enough.
Now that I’ve finished Hotel Megalodon, I will definitely be looking for more books from Chesler. I hope that more of them are audiobooks too!
Overall if you like fast-paced stories with strong characters — this book is for you. If you want to read a wonderful story about a huge shark and seemingly unending danger — Hotel Megalodon should be right up your alley.
Hotel Megalodon: A Deep Sea Thriller by Rick Chesler
Narrator: Andrew Tell
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
on March 17, 2016
Genres: Deep Sea Thriller
An underwater luxury hotel on a gorgeous tropical island is set for an extravagant opening weekend with the world watching. The only thing standing in the way of a first-rate experience for the jet-setting VIPs is an unscrupulous businessman and 60 feet of prehistoric shark. As the underwater complex is besieged by a marauding behemoth, newly minted marine biologist Coco Keahi must face off against the ancient predator as it rises from the deep with a vengeance. Meanwhile, a human monster has decided he would be better off if Coco were one of the creature's victims.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Rick Chesler holds a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and has had a life-long interest in the ocean and its mysteries. A certified scuba Divemaster, when not at work writing he can be found diving, boating or traveling to research his next thriller idea. He currently lives in the Florida Keys with his family.