Hello Gemmies! I have an entertaining audiobook review to share with you today. MEGA 4: Behemoth Island by Jake Bible is the fourth book in the MEGA series. This series is so much fun and has brought me a lot of joy! You get action, humor, horror, thrills, and love, MEGA 4: Behemoth Island really has it all!
MEGA 4: Behemoth Island takes place immediately after the events in MEGA 3: When Giants Collide. On the run from powerful enemies, their ship severely damaged, and low on supplies, Team Grendel needs a break! Our lovable misfits decide to follow Ballentine's directions to a promised paradise island where they can rest, regroup, and plan their next move. Of course once they arrive at "Paradise" all is not as it seems and chaos quickly ensues. There are no mega monster sharks in this book, but there are plenty of other monsters to keep you on the edge of your seat. Jake has delivered another well thought out adventure with even more twists and turns and secrets to decipher. There are plots within plots. How can there not be when dealing with Ballentine?!?!?
The character development is really great in MEGA 4: Behemoth Island. We get more insight into the inner turmoil that some of the team members are facing. This is especially true with Thorne and Darby. Shane and Max will always be my all time favorites, but I was very happy to see Lucy and Darby getting more page time. The interactions between the team members is also heart warming and adds more depth to each character. This isn't just a team anymore, its a family.
MEGA 4: Behemoth Island is narrated by one person, Neil Hellegers. Neil is just wonderful! His pacing is perfect and he does a brilliant job bringing all of these characters to life. Neil adds just the right amount of snark to successfully nail all of the dark humor. He is also able to add enough differentiation to his voice to give each character a unique personality. His narration for Darby is particularly great in this book.
If you love prehistoric creatures, plot twists, carnivorous plants, dark humor, light love, cannibals, misguided scientists, and jungle adventures go read this book! Published by Severed Press, MEGA 4: Behemoth Island is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give MEGA 4: Behemoth Island 4 out of 5 gems. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. Happy Reading!