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Sara Marie Dalke

Trollhättan, Sweden | Member Since 2009

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  • Under a Graveyard Sky: Black Tide Rising, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (491)

    Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

    Aerindel says: "Interesting beginning that goes nowhere."
    "Excellent Zombie Apocalypse Tale"
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    Would you listen to Under a Graveyard Sky again? Why?

    I've listened to Under a Graveyard Sky 4 times since downloading it. It is an excellent story about a rather unusual family and how they first avoid, then combat the spreading plague that turns intelligent human beings into raving animals


    What other book might you compare Under a Graveyard Sky to and why?

    I find similarities in this book to many other John Ringo books. Faith is somewhat similar to Cally from his Legacy of the Aldenata series, while her father is similar to all the best parts of both Iron Mike from the Aldenata series and Mike Harmon from the Paladin of Shadows series, both of whom are willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the mission.As for the story itself, I haven't read any other apocalypse books, which are the only ones I can think of to compare this to.


    Which character – as performed by Tristan Morris – was your favorite?

    I think my favorite of Morris' characters is Steven Smith, that Australian-born naturalized-American citizen who is the father in this series. Morris' command of accents is amazing, and I love to hear it. He can switch from Australian to British to Irish to Russian with amazing alacrity, and is a wonder to hear!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Many parts evoked laughter, while many others brought on tears. Ringo's wit and writing are in top form in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    To the military listeners: WARNING - Morris spells out the acronyms rather than pronouncing them the way you are probably used to. Be sure you are okay with hearing M-R-A-P and S-S-G before listening. If you have a problem with this, I recommend reading the book yourself.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • To Sail a Darkling Sea: Black Tide Rising, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (361)

    With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a ragtag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands....

    Sara Marie Dalke says: "Wonderful Post-ZA Story"
    "Wonderful Post-ZA Story"
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    If you could sum up To Sail a Darkling Sea in three words, what would they be?

    This is extremely difficult for me as there is so much in this book that cannot fit in only three words. If forced, however, I would go for alliteration:

    Fun, Fighting, Family (or even without the commas)


    What other book might you compare To Sail a Darkling Sea to and why?

    As with the first book in this series, To Sail a Darkling Sea is my only experience with Zombie Apocalypse books. Characters remind me of other memorable characters from many of John Ringo's other series, but the books are unlike anything I've read before.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think my favorite scene in this book was when Faith is explaining to her commanding officers why she went dress shopping in the middle of an operation. Most of her superiors are male, so they have to contact the very top brass, who is female for both a more experienced and female opinion. Yves St Laurent dresses are, after all, masterpieces. Even men will appreciate the interaction between these two females in a male-dominated chain of command.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book had many more laughing moments than the first of this series. The awards ceremony and the Pass in Review, however, both evoked tears.


    Any additional comments?

    WARNING for Military listeners: Morris spells out acronyms rather than pronouncing them. If you hate with people spell R-O-W-P-U, this is not the listen for you.

    However, Morris IS an excellent voice actor and his performance, especially with the many accented characters in this book, is AMAZING!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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