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Strands of Sorrow Audiobook

Strands of Sorrow: Black Tide Rising, Book 4

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A hardened group of survivors fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together with what remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plans to survive - he plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America. Smith's teenage daughters have become zombie hunters of unparalleled skill, both at land and on the sea, and they may hold the key to the rebirth of civilization on a devastated planet.

©2015 John Ringo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Christopher J Bayne 01-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good ending to the series."

    I wish they would of added more on spots they skipped and less on operations. I was hoping for how they would Intergrate with another large force and what you would you do with people that didn't want the new world to go back.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher GLEN BURNIE, MD, United States 01-16-15
    Christopher GLEN BURNIE, MD, United States 01-16-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A good place end"

    I'm hoping John Ringo ends here. While the book is not bad for what it is. Parts of it at time felt contrived. It really seemed as if the author was trying to force the story to a conclusion. As a fan of many John Ringo books that may not have been a bad thing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    smb072 01-12-15
    smb072 01-12-15
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    "Sierra Hotel!"
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    Fun, cool, interesting, action-packed, and unique take on zombie apocalypse. I'm a big fan of John Ringo's books. He writes in a very comfortable style.. he's a good writer.. but he also knows how to throw in great humor mixed with technical detail and hardcore military concepts. Mix Neal Stephenson, Steve Martin, Tom Clancy, and Richard Marcinco... while drinking Scotch and listening to Crux Shadows. He's at the top of my novel watch list.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lewis Hixson, TN, USA 01-13-15
    Lewis Hixson, TN, USA 01-13-15
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    "Great ZA story."

    My greatest dream realized in fiction.
    I hope there are many more books in this series. This story has to be far from over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ed 01-08-15
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    "Great end to the series, but is it just me or...."

    Did it feel rushed? This series had characters that I really liked and maybe Ringo felt he didn't want to write this series anymore... I personally liked it and felt that book one and two were great. I would say grab this and enjoy it for what it is, an ending.

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    MadPanda 10-21-17
    MadPanda 10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulous Ending"

    You will reread / re-listen to the conclusion of this story over and over. Tristan Morris is brilliant in accents, tone, and voice. Fantastic work...and John Ringo's maturity and writing have evolved into some really exquisite story telling in this book. His earilier works are gritty and rough (but still good); however, this one is hard edged but much more refined. The end of the book is a little rushed, but it does wrap up the Black Tide series well.

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    Amazon Customer 10-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "thrilling and terrifying"

    Quite a rush to listen to. Loved the book version too. This is a series to chill and provoke thoughts as well as entertain. Would love to get a few of the tangled threads tied off in a follow on.

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    Robert Tewart 08-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story."

    I enjoyed this story. The only negative is the occasional times the narrator mispronounced words or terms, and the only reason that was an issue is that the narration was so well done otherwise that they stood out.

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    joshua gatherum Seattle, wa, US 08-08-17
    joshua gatherum Seattle, wa, US 08-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book, love the characters and story. Need t"

    Love the book and the characters, it a fun ride and great series ending perfect.

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    Lois McDonald 06-30-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Gun nuts and zombies"

    This is the best zombie apocalypse series I have read. The Smith family is pretty unreal but it gives you a tie to all that is going on.

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    "Just getting better :)"
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    I am just gripped by these books, normally series do have stuttering books but ok only book 4 but so far each one gets better than the last. Can not wait until number 5!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • carl
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    "Really enjoyed this series"

    Author avoided turning it into a people v people book.. Avoided the rotting corpse walking scenario (which biologicaly would not work) had a plausible sounding start to the "plague" (not that I'm a biologist).. Avoided the stupid people doing stupid things scenario's..

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  • Call
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    "not as good as the other books"

    I loved the other books in this series but this was a let down. To full of acronyms and abbreviations and not enough story about the characters and situations. lots of information that didn't add to the overall story and just not enough plot.

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  • stewart
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    1/12/15
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    "john does it again"

    Another awsome saga with wolf squadron. faith is the biggest baddass in the world and rocks

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  • A. Farenden
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    "Slightly less coherent than books 1-3"

    There is more of a gearshift from book 3 than there was from book 2 to 3, and it seemed slightly discordant once or twice. "Wilkes" previously a very somber character with a fairly stern parental tone in all conversations, suddenly in this book is jocular and, having been reduced from secondary character to background, is acting like a random 30-something. I'm not sure if it's the lines as written or the delivery, but it was jarring in spots. Even so, I enjoyed the book and look forward to any sequel that may come.

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