Strands of Sorrow

Black Tide Rising, Book 4
Narrated by: Tristan Morris
Series: Black Tide Rising, Book 4
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (1,510 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Great ending to a great series

I enjoyed the entire series, and this was a very satisfying conclusion. My only issues with the series are: (1) The wife/mother of the main characters was pregnant, but there was never any mention of her giving birth/having a miscarriage during the ensuing 12 months; and (2)The series lacked any real tension. Although I did not get bored, I was also never on the edge of my seat, and [SPOILER ALERT] not one main character died—in the zombie apocalypse. 🤔 Only 4 stars on the performance, because Tristan truly cannot carry a tune! There is a fair amount of “singing” in all of the books, and most of the songs are well known; however, Tristan speaks them in a very strange way instead of even attempting to sing them, and it’s just...wrong! 😂 With that exception, the narration is quite good.

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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.

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  • 01-08-15

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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An action film in a novel.

Fun story, but you can really tell the author want this to be a movie.

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Great

Really enjoy this series so far. Fun, entertaining, and good combination of action and slow parts.

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Oorah military aficianados

I love this series and have recommended it to friends, neighbors, family, and well met strangers. Ringo is my favorite writer of military SF and fiction (although I wish he wouuld cut his hair, a not unusual affectation of us veterans f Vietnam and following era). I retired after 10 years in the Navy as enlisted including service in Vietnam with the Marines, and 16 years Commissioned service in USAF and ANG retiring as LtCol. I aw combat and can appreciate the writing skills and expository skills of John Ringo. Very hard to stop and put down for any length of time, Oorah!

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Continuing To Enjoy

While not my favorite in the series, it is still a good book in a great series. We, once again, have my favorite part of this story and that's the military and humans not devolving into a nihilistic philosophy. It is a well needed take on the zombie genre. Here there is still an advancing of a push to reclaim civilization and rule of law. There are a few points that seemed rushed or glanced over which is odd for this series. However, there are some good moments and a good mixture of the politics and the action. If you liked the other books in the series, you'll continue to like this one. Final Grade - A-

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  • Call
  • 01-20-15

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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  • Trevor
  • 01-19-15

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!

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  • carl
  • 06-14-17

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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  • stewart
  • 01-12-15

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
  • 01-09-15

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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  • Kindle Customer D1
  • 03-20-19

the voice acting brings the story alive

loved the series now i have the audio as well. which adds a dimension to the original books that is well worth experiencing.