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Strands of Sorrow

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

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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.

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the voice acting brings the story alive <br />

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

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  • Christopher
  • 16-01-2015

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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  • Christopher J Bayne
  • 09-01-2015

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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  • smb072
  • 12-01-2015

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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  • Elis Law
  • 07-07-2018

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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  • Lewis
  • 13-01-2015

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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  • Ed
  • 08-01-2015

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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  • Sean T. Painter
  • 21-07-2019

Restarting Civilization is nasty dirty and requires brute force

I certainly hope this book is not the last in the series. It made me wanting more. The detail description of taking back cities and bases was interesting. As was the return of formal government.

Well done.

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  • Bethany
  • 30-05-2019

found

I found this series a week ago. now, on to book 5. when complete... will get the books for my library.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-04-2019

series that John ring needs to continue

this series and the hot gate series are just two of John Diego's work that were left open ended that should and need to be continued.

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  • Andy Rondeau
  • 25-03-2019

First rate!

Tristan Morris' performance was excellent, and this is a worthy rendition of a great story.