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Brad Lawrence gives an enthralling performance of Dead Tide, the first book in the apocalyptic series by Stephen A. North. He imbues each character with a distinct voice, shifting accent and tone with remarkable ease. In St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park, Florida, disaster strikes but it proves nearly impossible to evacuate. It seems the dead are reanimating, and they hunger for human flesh. Most residents watch the drama unfold on television rather than take action. Then the power goes out. Can they overcome their passivity and find a solution to their problems? Will they be able to rise above the death and destruction?
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Summary

"There are no contingency plans for this!"
The dead are coming back to life, filled with a single-minded urge to devour the living. While the power was on, some people followed the bigger picture on television; but the news media is little more than a chronicler of the disaster. Sadly, most people are better at becoming part of the problem than finding a way to solve it. "The most important question becomes: Are there enough resilient survivors left to stem the rising dead tide of humanity?"
©2013 Stephen A. North (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By pantsofdeath on 14-10-13

Amazingly dull.

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

I have no idea. Someone who hates plot or characterization might enjoy it, maybe.

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen A. North again?

No. Never.

How could the performance have been better?

The reading was generally OK, except all of the characters were "voiced" the same. That voice was supposed to be "tough blue collar guy", but generally came out as "slightly retarded guy", I felt a bit sorry for the reader however because he didn't exactly have much to work with. None of the characters had any distinguishing features and the dialogue was pathetic, so the result was a kind of macho Forrest Gump.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No. The book was tedious. The characters were two dimensional and interchangeable, the plot was feeble (and bear in mind I love zombie fiction, I wasn't expecting much!)

Any additional comments?

Don't buy this unless you suffer from insomnia. Two hours into the book I still couldn't tell one character from another. Well, that's not quite true, there was the exotic dancer woman, the police woman, the cowardly 'bad cop' character and a whole bunch of other men who were entirely interchangeable. It was impossible to care less what happened to any of them.

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2 out of 5 stars
By T on 28-08-13

Don't waste your credit or cash

Reader not very good, book not very exciting and none of the characters were particularly likable. Its just a standard zombie book no surprises.
Use your credit on a Mark Tufo book, new one on audible in October - read the whole series and stand alones - Great

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1 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 29-06-13

Just couldn't get through it & that is rare for me

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Can't really put my finger on it, wether it is the narration or the story or the two combined but I just couldn't get through the book! I rise to step away & listened to few other books then went back to give it another shot.. Just a all around stinker! Sorry! I don't like giving bad reviews but I wish if of had one to have warned me prior to wasting a credit!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Stuart on 10-06-13

Worst Zombie Book I have ever read!!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who like books with no plot or story line.

Has Dead Tide turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How could the performance have been better?

A different person could have written it and read it.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

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