Book two in the Black Tide Rising series from the New York Times best-selling author
A family of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization.
A world cloaked in darkness
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.
The candle flickers
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....
Light a flame
Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea.
©2014 John Ringo (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The character of Faith Smith (Shewolf). She was funny and capable, not that she was a comic, but that her uncensored remarks and reactions were the high point of the story.
Good job with voices and pacing. I enjoyed the narration.
Frustration. Characters were brought in, like Rusty, then mostly ignored. There was no one main character. The story didn't feature a challenging obstacle, other than the overall hopelessness of a few people trying to save themselves and the world. That's less of a problem in the book than it would seem. Each challenge was taken in stride. There was no fighting to a climax. Success piled on success. Problems were presented as no more than routine matters. Without a main character, a main character arc couldn't show up.
This seemed more like a series of snapshots than a dramatic narrative.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
Finally a book where the survivors are not dumber than the zombies they are killing. Good plague theory. Realistic spread theory and the reality that vaccines if not cures are possible. Characters are excellent. The seaborne bug out idea is very solid. zombies cant walk on water. On the zombie subject i like the zombie mortality in these books too often zombies are super human, but in reality though pain wont matter and only a minimum of body function is needed food, water and major organ function are necessary for all life. I hope this series continues for a long time. Watching creative smart people combining skills to retake the planet and rebuild civilization is a nice change from the "walking dead" style everything sucks I will steal from and kill my friends while walking past perfectly good humvees with loaded 50 cal machine guns. As captain smith mentions in the books there is no need to manufacture in the post-ap world since there is so much to salvage. Why is it so rare for the survivors to figure out that the key to post-ap life is find a large yacht or house, clear zombies, secure building and sip 50 year scotch by the indoor pool.
Faith "Shewolf" smith! I happily join the long line of men waiting for her to be legal.
He is a master of accent and character voice. He has a mastery of commonwealth accent which is not an easy task. Great balance of individual character voices and accents without going too far. I do have one bitch though. Please has Mr. Morris spend some time with a sailor. Sea going language is weird and rigid and has its own pronunciation. like forecastle is pronounced foc'sl and coxswain is cox'sn and an epirb though an anachronism its spoken like a word.
When they find the container of dresses. I love it because it shows even the most bad ass women want to look pretty some time. It is important to enjoy fine things and times even at the end of the world and it shows the one joy of post -ap life is finding the treasures left behind.
I am a huge fan of post apocalyptica and this series is one of my favorites. Maybe its too optimistic and focuses too much on the resilience of humans not the evils of humans, but in my idea of post-ap life human resilience and the glories of salvage are what make life possible and may be enjoyable from time to time.
I liked best continuation of the story from the first book. What I liked least was the Filler. What seemed like endless pages on protocols, and procedures that added nothing to the story.
The idea of any adult giving Vodka to a <15 year old girl when her still living parents are not around was disturbing.
make it a shorter book.
The realistic portrayal of marine maintenance.
tough I like faith because who would not like a 13 year old girl badass.tom walker/ gen montoya and i cant remember the names right now but the 2 pulled off the life raft after keeping there zombie LT. alive and are stuck in a by the book mentality.
voices can make or break a audio book his makes it just a little better
yeah there are parts that made me laugh out loud
Yes, I have and really liked them
Yes, but hopefully they would change it a bit.
The story starts to repeat itself in this book. Yes we have a 13 year old who can kill a million Zombies, go to the prom, and still out drink a bunch of marines who are twice her age. It just gets a bit much in a story that tries to be somewhat realistic take on Zombies.
i loved the book before this one, but this one becomes a book about military politics and higherachy quickly. it kills the storyline
when a zombie appocalipse turns to politics, perpare to be bored....
yes, the many voices that the narrator used.
Graveyard Sky; to show the story was continueing.
The Clearing of the Iwo Jima
World War Z; the ocean version
from the author who brung us great heros such as Michael O'Neal, Two gun burg, Cally O'Neal,And Tyler Vernon. We get Faith smith a 13 year old girl who out fights and out guns Marines veterans. This storyline is just too unbelievable Marines trapped on a ship low on ammo are not going to fight to a storage room but to the armory and they're not going to abandon a ship unless its sinking. Come on Mr. Ringo don't tell me you stopped the storylines of Troy rising or Into the looking glass for this story. I expected a much better storyline and Military presence then this. I feel like you just wrote these books to take my money and not entertain me. Congrats you did!!
Oh yes. I stayed up all night with this super treat. A spent the weekend enjoying this adventure.
Live Free or Die ...Hot Gate .....
What words?? He brings life... His strong narration is smooth , alive, easy. One can let him give the mind a very real world. His narration is a joy.
It didn't make me cry, who wants too. It did make me laugh. It's a up-go adventure. It moves fast.
This is going to be a keeper series and it is a series.
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