Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $29.22

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2015 Rick Chesler (P)2016 Rick Chesler

What listeners say about Hotel Megalodon

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kathren
  • Kathren
  • 06-05-2016

JAWS on steriods!

I enjoyed this book and the concept of the hotel. I would stay there if they got rid of the Megalodon. The idea,story, was believable and the description of island and sea great. The narration was good and characters well developed. I find it hard to believe, though, that a young girl straight out of school was able to pull this off. Her age, experience (or lack of it) and maturity do NOT match the heroine in real life. I just added 10 years to her life and went on to enjoy the story.

I was gifted this book by the author in return for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast. Thanks

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jessica
  • Jessica
  • 31-03-2016

I really enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed this book. At first, it felt a bit clunky because you are starting midway through the story of the hotel, but it quickly becomes an interesting thriller. All the secondary and minor characters (that is, anyone not Coco or White) are extreme versions of cardboard cutouts. There is a very minor romantic plot that seems to have started as a bigger plot line, but was left dangling. You get names occasionally, but more often you get titles/positions or broad descriptions. Doesn't really matter because most of these people will die in horrific ways.

Andrew Tell did a really good job narrating. He has a good voice and pace for thrillers. Even his female voices are pretty good.

One thing I would like to see is a short story about the fallout from this event. Because it was hard to connect to the characters, I really connected to the idea of what was going to happen after the event. It could be told with newspaper articles, news stories, and trial transcripts. Have Tell narrate and I would totally buy it.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kim Venatries
  • Kim Venatries
  • 23-03-2016

Megalodon Madness

To have a chance at liking this book you have to like campy SF. It’s not quite as ridiculous as Sharknado but it’s close. Sharknado is meant to be tongue-in-cheek silly. This isn’t. But it is. From the marine biologist who can’t recognize a shark when she sees one to the hotel guests who seem pretty calm about their underwater hotel being smashed by a prehistoric shark, nothing was believable. That said, I didn’t stop listening. And I was entertained. Give it a whirl but don’t expect Jaws.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 15-04-2016

Sharktastic!

This was so much fun!!! Such a cheesy concept but excellently executed! After listening to this, I went and checked out the authors other works only to see that he wrote another book I thoroughly loved, Jurassic Dead, which involves Zombie Dinosaurs ;) Well this one involves an extinct (well thought to be) giant shark called Megalodon.

I loved the plot and setting of this! A luxury hotel built under water, with lots of supposedly bullet proof glass, sure what could possible go wrong!! Despite planning for all likely scenarios, like storms, earthquakes etc, how is one supposed to plan for a shark over 60 long and intent on getting to the delicious food inside the hotel, and I'm not talking about the canapes!!! What can you do against such a beast? Well, that's the question that Coco, the marine biologist has to answer since her boss is such an a$$hole and only cares about his precious hotel.

The author really brought the shark and ocean to life in his descriptive writing. I had no problem picturing the scenes and even believing them! The explanation about how an extinct shark could possibly survive is plausible (well once you suspend belief that is ;) Lol) and tied into the story really well. I flew through the book and had a hard time unplugging because I needed to see what happened next!

In all, this was an entertaining, engaging and addicting read. With plenty of action and plenty of scenes to have you on the edge of your seat, this is a must read. I so want to see this as a movie!!

This isn't the first book I've listened to that's read by Andrew Tell, and it definitely won't be my last. Even though a lot of this book is told through a female perspective, I never felt that a female narrator would of been better, Andrew Tell did an amazing job of bringing this book to life. He really brought the tenseness to another level and made for effortless listening.

*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for hexwolfx
  • hexwolfx
  • 29-08-2020

Shark week compressed into a day

When I first found this novel I thought it might be a tie-in into your other novel Edit do I was ok when I found out not. The plot ideas I saw were not original has I've seen dozens of novel used them be expect the Tonic Immobility was a treat when CoCo used it so bravo to you thinging outside the box there. The narrator in the first few chs he sounded monotone do after the first 2 chs has plot picked up he start to give the chacthers more depth in voice do near the last 10 or so chs he start to not put the effort into the accent for different chacthers that they felt hollow and I began to lose intrested in those side chacthers if they lived or not. IF I HAD TO SAY THIS IN ONE SENTENCE: If you came for the Meg it 's abit undercooked.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chicken
  • Chicken
  • 17-07-2020

Fans of Steve Alten and Greig Beck rejoice!

This book is so much fun. in my opinion, you can never have too many stories about megalodons. There's room for everybody on this genre's stage, and I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. I've binged the book because it was just unputdownable. When everybody thinks of stories about giant sharks, the first names that spring to mind are Peter Benchley, Steve Alten, and Greig Beck, but this story is an entertaining and fresh take on the whole premise. The way that the heroine ultimately tackles her final confrontation with the shark is something we haven't seen before. And she's a great character- smart and feminine without being cheesy and stereotypical, which the female characters in The Meg definitely are. As much as I have enjoyed the Meg series, that's just a fact of those books, as entertaining as they are. But Coco, the heroine here, is made of different stuff. One thing that sets this book apart from others in its genre is that it doesn't delve too deeply into the scientific reasoning for why sharks act the way they do. It just focuses on entertainment and good storytelling. The stakes are always extremely high, the characters are always in danger, and there were a few times I even felt myself holding my breath while I was listening. The narrator has a bit of an odd style, but I didn't find it off-putting or distracting. I would say as far as narration goes it's probably somewhere in the middle of good and average. But that's fine, it works, and his accents are pretty convincing. I would definitely listen to other books narrated by this actor. Overall, if you like sharks and thrillers, you'll probably enjoy this as much as I did. It feels like the first story in a series about cool undersea creatures, and I hope we'll see many more from this author.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michael OBrien
  • Michael OBrien
  • 06-05-2020

As close to a Steve Alten Book as you can get

Obviously a take on the great Steve Alten stories but still well done. Surprisingly good action and very likable characters. I

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-2020

Fun idea..mediocre execution

As a fan of creature flicks, and with Deep Blue Sea being one of my guilty pleasures, I should have loved Hotel Megalodon. Should have but I didn't. I idea of the story while hardly original was definitely fun, which is exactly what I want in this kind of book. An underwater hotel that gets attacked by a Megalodon. Great setting. Fun creature. Interesting if stereotypical cast of characters. Unfortunately things go downhill not long after the 'action' starts. None of the characters react anywhere near realistically...even movie-suspension-of-disbelief believable. Giant shark attacking and destroying the hotel and yet there are few people panicking? Some of the trapped guests seemed more annoyed with the lack of air conditioning than the fact that they'd been trapped in a sinking/flooding hotel with a giant shark just waiting to eat them. Then there is the lack of actual action. Even as the hotel is flooding, it never feels like there is a sense of urgency. And they never really 'attack' the shark or try to. The book is billed as a 'deep seas thriller' but lacks anything thrilling. I hate to write negative reviews, but like I said at the start, I wanted and should have loved this one. It might make for a fun SyFy movie if it was rewritten to included some actual action. On the plus side, Andrew Tell does his usual excellent job with the narration.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Robert
  • Robert
  • 29-01-2020

Shark Week

I had very little expectations for this story as I normally don't listen to this type of story. I was pleasantly surprised. well written, excellent character development. I never thought I would get excited and root for a marine biologist even if she was a bit ditsy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Liz
  • Liz
  • 07-04-2019

I couldn't stop listening!

I want to finish the story and at the same time I didn't want it to end.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rayc
  • Rayc
  • 04-07-2020

Great entertainment

Hotel Megalodon. A great storyline in the genre of disaster movies. This could easily be one of the best I've ever heard. If you like those types you'll love this. I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review. .

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Graham Coe
  • Graham Coe
  • 08-03-2018

A good addition to the Megalodon genre

The story itself is good but feels somewhat like the writer watched Jaws 3 and decided to give it an update. Nothing really wrong with that but it's a little telegraphed in places. performance is well done and keeps you listening.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tony Bough
  • Tony Bough
  • 14-06-2016

A great idea.

What did you like most about Hotel Megalodon?

I liked the ideas around a floating hotel that's costing so much that they make cuts/ tweaks as they are bringing it online that ultimately leads to problems when things hit the fan. Also the super shark idea. Who knows what lies in the depths?

Who was your favorite character and why?

Easily Coco. Clever and determined.

Have you listened to any of Andrew Tell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I did like the narration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Coco having reached safety decides to go back into danger to help others. That takes courage!

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.