Book Reviews of White Shark

White Shark
White Shark
Author: Peter Benchley
ISBN-13: 9780312955731
ISBN-10: 0312955731
Publication Date: 8/1995
Pages: 340
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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White Shark is an EXCELLENT book! I like to read shark attack books, but this is different. There is much more to this book then just a shark eating people. Great, fast paced story and characters that you really care about. This monster is CRAZY, I've never read about anything like it!
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I found this book an excellent read. read it in 1 day.
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Scary read. As good as "Jaws."
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We never thought it was really safe to go back in the water, and Benchley's new eco-thriller exploits the fear he engendered in Jaws . Here the menace is a creature spawned by a demented Nazi scientist, which has hatched 50 years later in a quiet Atlantic fishing community. Simon Chase has dropped his society wife and infant son, Max, to finish school and start the Osprey Island Marine Institute near Long Island's North Shore. Shark studies are his speciality. Chase fears the responsibilities of fatherhood, but when Max, now 12, visits, the two get on famously and soon Max has the run of the institute. Then, a crew tracking a pregnant Great White named Jaws spot a porpoise with a claw gash in its tail and see massive kills of sea life; when they then observe the same claw marks on Jaws herself, Chase knows "there's something out there." Enter Dr. Amanda Macy, who studies whales using sea lions with strapped-on video cameras. Macy leases the institute, both solving Chase's money woes and making first contact with the unknown menace. Soon Macy's camera gets a shot of a steel-clawed hand grappling with a sea lion. After additional bloody encounters at sea, the beast comes ashore, eventually to threaten Amanda and Max. Benchley's writing is fast-paced, and he alternates the tension with poignant family scenes and ample amounts of marine ecology.
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This was a great summer read. I found myself unable to put it down and actually more enjoyable than "Jaws". If you love sharks, you'll love this book.
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Not the usual Bencheley type reading and he mixes a little science fiction into the story line - which I didn't think he did with too much credibility
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By the author of "Jaws" comes this suspenseful audio novel about a strange new predtor of the sea. Read by Stephen Collins, this mesmerizing tale of a deadly beast terrorizing the coast of Connecticut, unfolds.
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A Nazi scientest's late war experiment, a creature half man half machine slumbering on the ocean floor for over 50 years...this is a great page turning book! Set off the coast of Connecticut, the creature is released to scare the locals to death. A great blend of sea, science, and history this book spins a suspense-filled novel that hits you on a primal level, makes your heart pound, and leaves your blood running cold. Excellent read!!!
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This is not a retelling of Jaws. It is actually more sci-fi than other of his books, and was a fun read.
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Quick summer read. Action filled but that doesn't salvage the plot. Nazi developed shark/human hybrid. Not very much character developement.
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This book was truly a page-turner. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Very enjoyable.
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A Fine thriller in the Benchley Sea Monster style. A kind of cousin to Jaws.
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At a small marine institute off the coast of Conn. only marine biologist Simon Chase realizes that a 16 ft. pregnant Great White is feeding in the area.But Even Simon doesn;t know that a far deadlier creature is about to come out of the deep and threaten everything he cares for. A creature whose malevolence is unthinkable. Whose need to feed is insatiable and relentless hunt for prey is unstoppable.
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Thenty hugh best seller Jaws, master of the deep has done it again. Letting loose a chilling new preditior that only he could create. Drawing on his singular of the sea, and history. He masterfully spins a suspence filled novel that hits you on primal level. Makes your heart pound, and leaves your blood running cold. Read it at your own risk.
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I enjoyed this book very much--a little scared.
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This audiobook surprised me - it was entertaining and a quick "read!"
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This book is a little worn but in pretty good shape.
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I like a good sea monster story and this is a good one!
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Good read. I swear there's a movie like this out there too, but different title?
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OMG this book kept me on the edge of my seat, it took me into the very bowels of the beast so to speak. Another great ocean terror by Peter Benchley. A very fast read for taking along to the park or on a flight read it you won't be sorry you did. A cast of colorful characters and scientific mystery to keep you enthralled from cover to cover.
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I loved Jaws. This book was just as scary. It had awesome characters who got me invested in their safety!
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Page turner, but pretty far-fetched thriller about a man-made sea creature.
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'At a small marine institute off the coast of Conn only marine biologist Simon Chase realizes that a 16-foot pregnant Great White is feeding in the area. But even Simon doesn't know that a far deadlier creature is about to come out of the deep...'