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Thresher

By: Michael Cole
Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
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In the aftermath of a hurricane, a series of strange events plague the coastal waters off Florida. People go into the water and never return. Corpses of killer whales drift ashore, ravaged from enormous bite marks. A fishing trawler is found adrift, with a mysterious gash in its hull.

Transferred to the coastal town of Merit, police officer Leonard Riker uncovers the horrible reality of an enormous thresher shark lurking off the coast. Forty feet in length, it has taken a territorial claim to the waters near the town harbor. Armed with three-inch teeth, a scythe-like caudal fin, and unmatched aggression, the beast seeks to kill anything sharing the waters.

©2018 Michael Cole; Copyright 2018 by Severed Press (P)2019 Tantor

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WHAT A BRILLIANT SURPRISE!

I want to begin with the fact that even when I love the book, I normally do NOT write a full review! However, I could not stay silent about this!! I LOVE books like this!!
When I was much younger and the book “Meg” first came to the store shelves, I became addicted to this type of book. I honestly gave up on finding any other books that were like “Meg”, the “Loch” by Steve Alten, or like “Below” and “What Lurks Beneath” by Bryan Lockwood.
These books, while fiction, make you think that it actually COULD BE possible for these creatures to exist! These are the best type, in my opinion, and sadly, not every author can make the reader believe it the potential “what if’s”.
To my extreme surprise, Michael Cole and the “Thresher” lives up to Steve Alten, Ryan Lockwood, as well as Greg Beck with “Fathomless”, Paul E. Cooley with “The Black” series! Michael Cole was brilliant writing this book and Matt Godfrey remains one of my favorite narrators! Godfrey even pronounces the scientific terminology correctly! This book is worth the read and in listening!

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EXCITING....worth the listen.

This is truly a Summer beach read....today even without additives one must wonder what lies beneath in the Abyss...

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Great Book

Story was interesting intriguing narration was flawless.
I recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure.

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A rare unable to finish title.

The story might have had some potential. But it's poorly executed. The characters are bland. The situations are cookie cutter. The dialogue is cheesy. And every aspect is highly predictable. The performance doesn't help much either, it's pretty sub-par. I tried to give it a chance I really did but with 4 hours to go I just couldn't do it anymore.

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chilling

loved it. looking for more from this author. Couldn't put it down today or yesterday

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Narrator drops the ends of all the words.

I just started, had to turn the volume up because of the narrator. Not sure how far I'll get.

The story is great. Loved it. The narrator sounds like he might cough or cry the whole time and that ruins it.

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Amazing

This story kept me hooked at the way to the epilogue. i will listen again.

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Wow please someone else voice

This voice made me lose interest. The voice had no emotion, and spoke way to fast. Ill read the story. Waste of money here.

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Terrible narration

The story was mediocre at best.
The narration was some of the worst I've ever heard for a professionally recorded audio book. Especially the narrators attempt at women's voices.
Don't waste your time on this.

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Perfect summer read (or listen!)

When a government project falls into the ocean and is consumed by a thresher shark, all hell breaks loose as the giant shark has to feed its giant appetite. With a similar set-up and cast as Jaws, Thresher takes us on an adventure that includes well-drawn characters and vivid descriptions. Definitely held my attention! I would listen to more by this author. Matt Godfrey did a fine job with the narration as well.

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  • 11-17-20

Bloody Brilliant!

What a story! I was a little concerned in the first minute or 2 that it would be too vanilla. Just another giant animal story, and it is... but in a great way! The characters are deep and set up well, each with a rewarding back story. It has heroes, villains and anti-heros. There is a good twist and plenty of well paced action. I even got a shiver at one moment, no spoilers, but kids, boat, drone... chills!

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  • Rhomboid
  • 10-06-19

Pretty good.

It sort of grows on the reader as it progresses. Not bad at all although it has many inaccuracies about boats and marine biology.

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  • andyp
  • 06-05-22

Exciting and enjoyable

Hate writing reviews but I enjoyed this book and I am looking at getting another from the author. It kept me listening for hours and wanting more so very good read for me.

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  • david knight
  • 04-25-22

loved it

Great story, great narrator, don't listen to the bad reviews it's a fun listen

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  • Paul C.
  • 04-21-22

A great shark tail!

I was running out of creature feature books on audible and decided to give Michael Cole a try and I'm glad I did! I loved this along with Megalodon Bloodbath. the creature sequences are up there with that of Steve Alten's Meg and cole succeeds where many authors in this genre fail, firstly, Making the creature a character and second, the attack sequences, which he manages to make unique and tense every time.

The performance is ok even if the reader sounds like he's going through some form of emotional distress and manages to make most of the characters sound like geriatrics, I was legitimately shocked to find the main character is only 35 after assuming he was in his late 60s for most of the book. But even with everyone sounding old and in pain he still manages to keep you engaged. Definitely looking forward to more Michael Cole. Hurry up and get his other books up audible!!

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  • M Howe
  • 10-18-21

Hugely enjoyable.

It has enough of it's own ideas to not be another Jaws clone. Great narration from Matt Godfrey.

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  • Jr Powney
  • 02-18-21

Great gory fun

Well read. Well written. Well worth the purchase.
I’m a fan of Jaws.
This is Jaws on steroids. Great characters of which I cared about/disliked/wanted to survive/wanted to be eaten.
Great monster, enough gore to quench my blood thirsty nature, and I’m very happy with my purchase.

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  • Calum Nicolson
  • 09-09-20

A Jawesome Read

If you love shark related stuff especially Jaws then you'll totally like Thresher. It knows that it's a silly concept but it has fun with it.

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  • Jon D.
  • 06-11-20

Hmmmm......

Wanted to like this book, I love a creature feature but this book really does not offer anything new that has not been done better many times before. Stereotypical characters much like in a cheesy B movie, clunky dialogue and not enough shark. The story gets a little lost in the problems of the characters and where Benchley cleverly blurs the lines between who is the bigger Shark between his Great White and the greedy profiteers on the land unfortunately this is mess of “Dirty Harry” meets Jaws.

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  • M. Knight
  • 06-30-19

love Jaws? you'll love this!

Small seaside town, a cover-up, a corrupt mayor, great characters, action, drama - highly recommended.

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 06-24-19

loved it!

i was half expecting the usual shark book but this was fun and entertaining and fast paced. i applauded loudly when the trio got what was coming to them :)

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  • Ken
  • 12-11-21

Not quite as good as Scar, but still a great book.

Michael Cole has another book, of a similar sharky theme called Scar. Of the two, Scar is my preferred story, but this should not take away from Thresher. It's still great. It's still fun, lots of crazy things happen, and there is a lot of sharky goodness.
There is no reason why you won't like this book if you like books like Jaws etc.