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Publisher's Summary

Captain Dominic Holland leads a crew of skilled covert operatives and talented scientific personnel. He's taken them to all corners of the Earth to protect the United States from biological and chemical warfare. When his CIA handler, Meredith Webb, gives him a mission to investigate a disturbing lead on a laboratory based out of an abandoned oil rig, they discover the most terrifying threat to mankind they've ever faced - a genetically engineered biological weapon called the Oni Agent.

Back in the United States, Meredith discovers a frightening connection between the CIA and the Oni Agent. But her investigations are short-lived when the agent spreads and brings mankind to its knees. Cities burn as it turns humans into warped creatures hell-bent on destruction.

Dominic and Meredith vow to do everything they can to combat the agent and find a cure. But will their efforts be enough to turn the tide - or is humanity's fate already sealed?

©2015 Anthony Melchiorri (P)2015 Anthony Melchiorri

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  • DJW
  • North Carolina, USA
  • 11-17-17

The Tide

An enGROSSing tale with characters so vivid I can practically see and touch them. This isn't the kind of story I usually read, but I just bought the second book and am eager to begin.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Exciting Ride with wonderful characters

This is a fun exciting novel. The plot is fascinating with thought given to the science of the outbreak causing the "monsters". The story is also strongly character driven with heroic men and strong smart brave women. Author Anthony Melchiorri has used several engaging and likeable women to very effectively carry major parts of the action. The narration for The Tide is excellent and once you begin listening you will not want to stop. I can't wait for the next book.

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The Tide

interesting story that puts a big twist on zombies. strong characters, I like that along with the tough men, the author has strong mind and bodied women that play key roles . The Narrator does a fabulous job with the different characters voices, it always makes a big difference to the listening pleasures. I am a long haul truck driver and audio books are a life savor for the endless miles. this book is a good one. you won't be disappointed.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Zombies, fast and deadly

This is a great book, full of action, super zombies and tough characters. Can't wait to listen to more.

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The Tide Series by Anthony J Melchiorri

First time reading Mr Melchiorri I am now a fan forever! Great story and narration I was pulled into the characters lives and predicaments from the first chapter.
I don't want to give away any of the stories but if you enjoy apocalypse fiction from teotwawki to zombies, you will love this series.
I can not wait for the next audiobook to come out!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Very suspenseful, couldn't stop reading.

Great suspense. I am not a huge fan of zombie gore but am a fan of pandemic stories. This is a spin on the zombie genre but with more medical realism to explain the spread. It was a good story where you liked the characters and good narration. This is a complete story with character goals clearly set, leading up to a the big conflict where it resolves at a good stopping point for a series so you are not left hanging too badly. I appreciate the author giving you enough to feel like you read a whole story and did not rely on a gimmicky cliffhanger that you might see from lesser authors.

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  • Nathan
  • Charlotte, NC, US
  • 01-23-18

Good book

fairly decent twist that I didn't expect pretty straightforward zombie book I think the next one would be better. although this one is not bad.

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Zombie like book better than most

I enjoyed the narrator as well as the overall story. The character development was a little slow but rounded out by the end. I think ill listen to the next book in hopes it continues on this momentum.

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impressed

love the book. good pacing, detail and story content with plausible scientific implications.
looking forward to book 2!

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WWZ meets Resident Evil

Take the best part of Resident Evil and mix it with the intelligent science part of World War Z and you have The Tide. There is nothing new here, but it is a fine piece of suspenceful entertainment.

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  • John
  • 12-29-16

Very enjoyable and different take on zombies

If you could sum up The Tide in three words, what would they be?

Different, exciting, interesting

What did you like best about this story?

The different take on zombies, without going into any spoilers it is a new route to take for the zombie writing. I am intrested to see where it leads in the future books.

Which character – as performed by Ryan Kennard Burke – was your favourite?

Loved the helicopter pilot. Reminded me of the pilot from Black Hawk Down. Great sense of humor. Not a major character but really fun.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not reallly, this is more like an 80's action move where you can enjoy it without all the emotional baggage.

Any additional comments?

have listened to all of the Arisen series narrated by RC Bray and if you are a fan of that I would suggest this. Finding a narrator as good as RC Bray is hard but I think Mr Burke does a very good job. The story is also diferent from Arisen but still as enjoyable.

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  • Julia Vowles
  • 01-23-18

Not a bad take on the genre

What made the experience of listening to The Tide the most enjoyable?

Different take on the genre.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The older daughter... she’s badass

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Good emotion in the voice, a bit slow at times.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Beware the skulls

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  • mike duxbury
  • 05-25-17

Gripping and inventive,

When i first started listening i thought of clive cussslers books about the origan but i soon lost myself in the fantasy of the skulls and the desperate survival of a family, i am very keen to read more about dom holland so well done and a brilliant and well written book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-17

Great Book.

I am a big fan of good apocalyptic novels. I have read many in my time and have certainly read my share of bad ones. Hence it is a pleasure to come across a series with the capability of bringing about that large variety of feelings only this type of story line can.

For those like me who have become hardened to the language and event types found in these books, it is fantastic to find one that can reignite that energy you felt back when you picked up your first apocalyptic thriller. For those who have not yet become an expert in such texts.....hold on and enjoy the ride this book will take you on.

Great book, with great audio narration, likable characters and good scientific sections which, make it feel not only real to the reader but feasible as a future event. Would recommend this book to all. Buying the next in the series now having just finished this first instalment and very much looking forward to it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-17

Meh

- no descriptions, characters or scenes. Would have helped with imagery and depicting the characters.
- very clichéd characters and dialogue, particularly the Hunters' banter and the children, Kyle and Sadie.
- believability was an issue at times, eg. When Jay is going through his transformation, he would have known what was going on, that much had been deciphered in his time on the IBSL. What else would it be? Just came across as unrealistic.
- good action description and pacing when it occurred, although the narrator made some odd choices and didn't do so well in the more frantic sequences. Too laid back to add a sense of peril or urgency.
- some dialogue felt unnatural. Might have been better depicted as narration.

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  • Grammy
  • 04-15-17

About time!

I've been scouring Audible for a new 'long read' but couldn't commit to anything. Some fantasy books are a little blasé, same old etc. I tried The Tide and am so glad I did! My credits are a finite precious resource but I'll be getting these books possibly 2 at a time. Resented having to take my headphones out as I didn't want to stop listening. If I had to have a little moan it would be that The Huntress all sounds too good to be true and a little too apocalypse ready. Too convenient also was the Ramboesque daughter who apparently has been taught everything by her father, from shooting, self defence you name it she's had a crash course! As I always found it difficult to get my teens to bring their dishes down from their rooms or do their homework without a push she is a little hard to accept. But apart from that I look forward to the rest of the series!!

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  • peardrop
  • 03-08-17

new take on zombies

Would you listen to The Tide again? Why?

new author and new narrator for me. both v. good. storyline slightly different to other zombies ones..will. ow definitely buy all series and look for more fro m both.

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  • Miss L ttophi
  • 02-26-17

an ok book

for me this book started ok but went bit ott with zommbie killings so parts ok managed to finish it

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  • michael jolly
  • 01-17-17

good story

been a good story so far see where it takes the story takes us .

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  • John
  • 01-03-17

Dreadful

This is probably one of the most boring audiobooks I have ever listened to. Even the narrator seems to be reading it as quickly as he can in order to end the monotony.