Ben Clow's plans are set. Drop off kids, pick up girlfriend, head to the marina, and hop on best friend's cruiser for a weekend of fun at sea. But Ben's happy plans are about to be changed by a tentacled horror that lurks beneath the waves. International crime lords! Deep cover black ops agents! A ravenous, bloodsucking monster! A storm of evil and danger conspire to turn Ben Clow's vacation from a fun ocean getaway into a nightmare of a blood cruise!
©2015 Jake Bible (P)2016 Jake Bible
This really surpassed my expectations! Saying that, I didn't really have any to start with. I didn't read any of the reviews on this and only really wanted to read it because Andrew Tell was narrating!
This book though, has it all!! Action, adventure, comedic relief (at times), mobsters, unexpected twists, and plots within plots, but the main thing is the genetically modified sea creature. You can tell by the genetically modified part that things aren't going to end well ;) Lol.
Plot wise, it was slow to start but once it did it was awesome! What does an ex poker player, an Interpol agent, a mobster and a genetically modified sea creature have in common? Well you will have to read it to see!!
In all, this was such a gripping read. Once the action takes off, it's pretty much a non stop thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat! It had elements of so many books and movies I've enjoyed, all mashed expertly together by the author, to create a memorable and entertaining read. I will definitely be checking out more by Jake Bible!!
Andrew Tell was amazing, as always. He is so easy to listen to and has such an assortment of voices and tones, to bring any story to life. I loved his portrayal of the sea creatures thoughts!! His performance was effortless and made the book come alive.
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Truly great story. Start to finish it keeps you engaged. Characters with depth that you can connect to and
Love and hate as the story develops. A fascinating genetically engineered creature. Horror on the high seas. Gangsters, black ops, poker. Fabulous! Have enjoyed everything I've read from this author. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review
The story was a little slow to start. It gradually drew me in. Before I knew it, I had finished the book. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
Prolific reader and listener of books of all kinds.
Maybe a little hungry for Japanese food.
Wildly improbable but lightly entertaining ocean romp brings international criminals into contact with a genetically modified mollusk. Pretty much every scene is so over the top that you have to suspend disbelief to make it through this book. There isn't really very much activity with the creature, but there is a lot of blood and snarky dialog. A plethora of accents give the narrator a real workout which he does to his credit. I'm sure there will be spawn from this book, but I doubt that I'll be too interested in going on another blood cruise.
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I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Ben and his girlfriend are headed for a getaway with an old friend. When they arrive they find a much bigger boat,and plan,than they had imagined.Meanwhile...a scientist creates an animal that can think and cloak itself.The government wants it for nefarious reasons.Others want it to.You see where I am heading.Andrew Tell is a fine narrator,when he sticks to his own voice.While he was doing Ukrainian and Italian...I felt like I was listening to 'Boris and Natasha'.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Jake Bible, known for his various Zombie and Salvage Merc books, has something completely different here. On a ship in the Pacific, a defense contractor has a secret project under way, one that people are literally willing to kill to get their hands on. The fact that the secret project is alive and hungry should give you a clue this is not going to end well for some of the characters. When a double and then triple cross goes horrible awry, the project is released, and the other portion of the story, with Interpol agents, mobsters, card sharps and Deep cover spec ops comes together with the creature, creating some of the most creative and wild mayhem, chaos and carnage you are likely to read. Some really engaing characters help move the story along, as does the wild action.
Andrew Tell, who I was familiar with from his narration of books such as Nighblade and What Remains of Heroes, both epic fantasies, does an outstanding job with this contemporary horror story, doing a great job with reading pace, with the different characters and their various voices and accents. I will listen to any book he narrates, he's that good.
I recommend this for any fan of horror or darker sci fi. Any fans of Jake Bible's other books should really enjoy this one.
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Enjoyed. Cliche with some originality. Great performance. With the campiness of the dialogue it was challenging to identify with the parts that were supposed to be intense or frightening. Lastly, did anyone else hear the repetitive - 'he said ', ' Nick exclaimed ', ' Nia gasped', etc. ?It was quite annoying at times to hear this over and over at times. Give it a 3.5. Recommend for those that like what I described.
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Ben Clow, the stories protagonist is one of the unlikely heroes. He's been up against bad guys in his life as a Rounder. But he thought that he put that life behind him and now just blogs about poker. But, Ben is quickly thrown into the fire when their simple poker game on a ritzy boat (yacht) starts to go south.
Andrew Tell is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators. His use of different voices for different people and the execution of this makes each and every story feel like it's own. But, Tell is also able to make each story flow with such ease.
This story is nuts! I wasn't sure exactly what was going to happen when I first started it, but Bible was able to write two stories that interconnected into one awesome story. I found myself sitting in my car numerous times when I was home trying to get further into the story.
The main antagonist of the story seems to be the sea creature that I will not write much about. This creature is really well explained and even believable with the way that it's written about. Let's just say that I would be absolutely terrified. It absolutely terrorizes the group of people and feels never ending.
The story felt like a combination of a lot of other stories and movies that I enjoy. I won't list them, but believe me, when I say that if you like "deep seas" movies like Jaws and Deep Blue Sea, you will enjoy this. Also, if you enjoy James Bond movies (especially Casino Royale) this book will definitely be enjoyable for you.
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The book starts out slow and it takes a while for the story to really get interesting.
Entertaining once the action gets going.
Ex-Rounder, a longtime friend, Italian Mafia, Secret Op Agencies, Poker, Crime Lords, a genetically modified man eating sea monster and a yacht.
Who knows what? Who's working for who? Who's conning who? Who's an agent. Who's the asset? Who's the handler? Who wants the Sea Monster? Where is the Sea Monster?
This could of just been a story about Interpol trying to set up and arrest international crime bosses. The only thing that makes this story different is the addition of the genetically engineered creature. Which except for a short bit here and there, there is no real interaction with any of the main characters until about 5 hours into the book. Ben's character deserved better, since he was duped into a situation not of his making.
Andrew Tell did a really great job with the narration. Nice even pace and his narration flowed smoothly. There were a lot of different characters from different countries and he did a great job with all of them. Even the voices for female characters were great.
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I am listening to something everyday!
I love sea monsters! Worth the credit!
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