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When famed film maker Jake Bentneus pilots a custom submersible to the bottom of Challenger Deep in the Pacific, he finds that life does adapt and there is a hot hydrothermal vent at the bottom. Swimming in these thermals he discovers things that shouldn't exist. Pre-historic beasts. He sees Megladons but he also sees something that devours the Megladon in one bite. It's ginormous!! He names it Gigadon. In the Submersible Jake decides to get the heck out of there but the Gigadon follows him. Something happens to Jake and he barely survives. Now, a year after the accident, he offers a $1 billion reward to whomever kills Gigadon and brings his head to his hospital in Guam. Can they kill something that has adapted to live in the depths of the ocean?
I really enjoyed this! I went in with no expectations and ended up enjoying the ride. It's the type of book that reminds me of those movies on the sci-fi channel. You know the ones where you think they will be stupid, but you end up watching till the end and find that you enjoyed it. A guilty pleasure!!
Anyway, this was a fun and entertaining read. It's well written (if you suspend disbelief) and well researched. I love a good deep sea adventure, especially if there are prehistoric beasts in them and this one had them in bounds. There is a lot going on apart from the beasts. There is mystery, suspense and science. While the start of the book is slow enough, it plods along at a decent pace. I listened to it in two days!! The characters are varied and well developed. I pretty much liked them all. The descriptive writing was another plus. I could picture the dinosaurs perfectly!! It would make a good movie!!
In all, a good read and I must check out more from this author.
S. W. Salzman sounded like he enjoyed reading this. He was enthusiastic and energetic and it made for a great listen. He had plenty of tones and voices and even did the female voices really well. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance!!
I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Everyone is on the hunt for gigadon the super huge beast that pretty much killed famed film director Jake Bentneus and who is now offering a one billion dollar prize to the person or team that brings him the head of gigadon, including his own dream team.
Author Navikov has a way with story telling. The non-stop action, suspense, and twists all were awesomely placed, with the horror sprinkled all around. The characters are all well defined and play well off of each other and if you have the audio narrated by S W Salzman than you are really in for a treat, as he has voices for each character and Slip Jack's voice is pretty cool. Salzman can easily suck you into the story like you are on Spit with the team, just by listening, his voice is mesmerizing, and well worth the audiobook.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Overall a pretty entertaining book, an interesting (if not very well fleshed out) creature, decently written and had me routing for the characters. The premise was overall pretty silly and alot of the science is questionable, however it is acceptably so. Also the title is a little silly and makes the book seem more tacky and naff than it actually is. Skilled voice actor to.