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TOP Name Writers Enter the Realm of John Ringo's Black Tide Rising Zombie Apocalypse Series!

A collection of all-original stories set in the Black Tide Rising series of novels created by multiple New York Times best-selling author John Ringo.

Stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, and more.

The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman, and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?"

For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die"...and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late?" as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry.

Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint; John Scalzi & Dave Klecha; Sarah A. Hoyt; Jody Lynn Nye; Michael Z. Williamson; Kacey Ezella - cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot; and more.

©2016 John Ringo & Gary Poole (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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read what your buying first.

I thought i was buying a continuation of book 4 but of course goes to a off shoot. John just can't finish up a good story. he writes great books just can't finish them. just leaves you hanging. like troy rising and kildar. great books but just leaves you out in the wind.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I DON'T LOOK GOOD IN A FEZ

BOY SCOUTS, BATH SALTS AND Logistics
A lot of these stories are Prepper Stories and some are action packed Zombie stories. Many are more deleted scenes than stories. Many don't have endings. Most are narrated by Tristan. Boys Scouts are mentioned often, along with Bath Salts. Some stories are all about the logistics of preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse. Like usual, Scalzi had the best story. I love Zombie stories, but it takes a master writer like Franklin Horton (The Borrowed World) to get me interested in Prepper stories. This is only for hard core bug out lovers.

DUCT TAPE IS THE BEST EVIDENCE THERE IS , THAT GOD REALLY EXISTS.

20 of 26 people found this review helpful

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great stories in a great universe

this is the best zombie universe out there. as dark and bleak as walking dead, but with these stories it's not about the infected, or even about the survivors, it is about the human spirit.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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You will find a story you

This is a good book and an excelent audio performance. The reason i gave it only four stars was that there were some stories i enjoyed a lot more than the others and I wanted them to be the whole book. Buy this book and you will find a story you love... and all of your dreams will come true.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wished they took the last books further

The individual stories were fun but they lacked the depth and development this story needs. The last book had awesome characters and they were added in to legitimize this tying in with the rest of the series. Come on Ringo!

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Mixed Bag

The blessing of anthologies is that you get more of what you want... quality stories that expand the universe in a way that fits "your" idea of how it should fit.

The curse of anthologies is that you get stories that don't "feel" right because the tone, pacing, or in this case performer clashes with the environment you have grown used to.

All-in-all it was a good listen/read. 4.5 out of 5 stars would recommend.

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Still fun, some stories better than others

Narration is excellent. Mixed bag of stories. I enjoyed most of them, hence the 4 stars. Since most were written by other authors, glad they didn't touch the smith family.

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"Better to light a candle than curse the dark."

The guiding motto of the Black Tide series is what sets it apart from other self-destructive zombie narratives, and is the reason I love the main books so much. Unfortunately, this anthology fails to deliver on the spirit of "what next?", instead focusing on reliving the fall through as many different eyes as possible. If you buy this book, be prepared for the same depressing zombie smashing slog again and again. Despite a loving foreword by the editor espousing the value of hope and rebuilding, you'll find next-to-none of it in these guest stories. If you love the Black Tide series for that spark of hope, save your book tokens for the next entry in the main series.

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scary and thought provoking

some of the stories terrified me because they are so plausible. wolf's character saddens me.

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Disappointing

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

A bunch of short stories by authors who put their own twist on the zombie apocalypse with out bothering to read the series. Some of the stories were decent, but others completely counterdicted the story line.

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  • Voyager
  • 01-17-17

The quadrilogy is far better.

Should have left it with the 4 books by J.Ringo
these stories by other authors do not glide along as smoothly as the 4 book series. And I had high expectations after such a terrific series.

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  • Allan
  • 06-09-16

Poor compared with the other book in series

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe a good way to start the series?

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

Too may other writers not enough From John Ringo

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tristan Morris and Tanya Eby ?

Tristan was great Tanya was not!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful