Police Officer Jack Wardsley's life ended the moment his partner died, stabbed to death by a deranged druggie. Now, years later, Jack is a changed man, with a head full of secrets driving him insane. His recent record of police brutality and a reputation for not following the rules has prompted his seniors to give him an ultimatum: take a few weeks off, relax, and find some way to let go of all the anger - or else find another job.
That's why Jack is about to board the Spirit of Kirkpatrick, a cruise liner built for relaxation and fun. Pretty soon, however, Jack realizes that a little R and R is the last thing he's ever going to get aboard the cursed ship. There's a virus onboard, making people insane and bleeding from the eyes. The whole ship is overrun with blood and death, and there is nowhere to escape. But, just when Jack thinks his number is up and that his life is over, he wakes up. The day is exactly the same. In fact everything is the same. Jack is forced to witness the viral outbreak again and again as it ravages the ship and its passengers over and over, day after day. Jack quickly finds himself trapped in a repeating hell. It isn't be long before Jack realizes that there are others onboard just like him - and some of them know more about the situation then they're letting on.more about the situation then they're letting on.
©2012 Iain Rob Wright (P)2015 Iain Rob Wright
"GOOD BUT NOT GREAT!"
Somewhere in the middle...
its a zombie story with a twist!
No, but he is actually really good!
Jack! This is his story...
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Jack is on a forced leave from work, he kind of has a melt down and is forced to take a vacation...so he goes on a cruise! Well this is literally the cruise from hell!n Jack finds himself in a time loop, living the same day over and over for 249 days, on a ship where a virus breaks out everyday and people turn into flesh eating zombie creatures...he finds a few others in the same time loop, but both of them are shady characters and when he finds the correct person, that actually has the right info for him..they ends up dead...well ultimately Jack has to figure out how to save the world from this virus..but does he REALLY accomplish this?
Interesting and a good listen!
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"Ground Hog Day With Zombies!!!"
Living the same day over and over and over without saving anyone from the zombies. Trying to save the world with improbable help and hinderance.
"Groundhogs Day in hell"
Great zombie story. it moved at a good pace and had well developed characters. There were a few things that I knew before the story revealed them that were obvious, but it was still a great story. This writer is good at what he does. the narrator was great and if I see anything I want to hear with this particular narrator I will not hesitate to get it.
"Vacation from Hell"
Jack needs a break, at least that is what the superiors at the police station think. So they book him on a week long cruise to relax, de-stress, spend some time drinking whiskey and reading novels - and hopefully come back and be a better officer. Things start out great. He finally gets a good sleep after two years of insomnia. He finds a good spot to sit and sun. He meets a nice girl to have a conversation with – until her ass of a boyfriend shows up. Determined to not let him ruin the night he carries on. But in one of the bars he notices everyone seems ill, sniffling and looking miserable. Then they start to bleed from the eyes and become violent. He manages to barricade himself and some others in one of the restaurants, for a while anyway. Then he wakes up again – with the feeling of deja vu. He continues to wake up to the same sequence of events no matter what he changes. He needs to figure out how to change fate, but will he get to it in time?
This book kept me guessing till the very end. I loved the little nods to some of Iain's other books. Black Flag Remedy from Sam, and Frankie Walker and his gang from ASBO, both books that are also highly recommended.
Nigel Patterson is an amazing narrator. He has a wonderful British accent, but throws in Filipino, Romanian and even a Texas accent in this book. It always amazes me to hear such a wide range, and done so well.
Audio book was provided by the narrator for an honest review.
"This is one 'sick' story!"
Mr. Patterson is so great to listen to. He has a mastery of dialect and inflection that make it easy to differentiate between characters, even between characters and simple narration. Combine that with the horrifying descriptiveness of Iain Rob Wright, and the story is easy to fall into.
For me, the most memorable moment was the second day on the ship when Jack wakes up. That's when I knew the story had taken a turn I didn't expect, and really drew me in.
As I may have mentioned, Patterson's use of inflection, without having to be melodramatic, make him easy to listen to. Combine that with perfectly clear pronunciation and the ability to mimic multi-national dialects, and you have a reader of the highest calibre.
There was a moment that moved me in this story, but I can't say what it was without spoiling a major plot point. I'll just say that I would wake up screaming, too, if I had to go through what Jack has.
Wright has a way of taking a standard trope, then twisting it, weaving it with another standard trope, and then wringing it out into an original and horrifying and terrifying story, all set within a universe that he has created... and Patterson has a way of speaking that horror and terror.
"Groundhog Day Meets Zombies"
Nigel Patterson's reading of Sea Sick made it enjoyable. He has a clear voice with a lovely accent, and his production quality is top-notch.
The uniqueness of the story is what I liked best.
I loved one of the final scenes where Jack decides how to end the terror that is plaguing him and the rest of the passengers on the ship. I'd tell more, but I don't want to give anything away.
Jack's final moment was very moving.
It ranks pretty high. It kept my interest and was over long before I got tired of the characters. The story is very good but takes a strange twist that I didn't care for about the reason for the time loop. The concept and characters were great and I will gladly try other books by Iain Rob Wright.
That's a hard question, because this was a time loop story there was a lot of repeating the moments. I like how the main character Jack interacted with Claire the best.
This was the first time I have listened to a book read by Nigel Patterson. He has a wonderful voice, his characters were fun and not overdone. This is one I will listen to again in the future. I will definitely be looking for more books read by Mr Patterson.
I like the name Sea Sick and would not change it. Can't think of a better title.
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"Can't ask for better."
I only say yes because of Nigel Patterson. He is likely the BEST narrator I have experienced. He provides an experience not a reading. He breathes life into the story.
It keeps moving, Iain ensures it doesn't snag.
Finding the second person with the "common situation" can't say more.
I fell connected to Jack, I wanted him to do whatever he could. I supported him. I stood behind him. I was proud of him. I was truly invested
This is only the beginning.
This was yet another good read from Iain Rob Wright with terrific narration by Nigel Patterson.I enjoyed this book.Jack is a cop who is forced to take a cruise vacation to get his act together.He notices everything and everyone as he goes aboard,which turns out to be a good thing.For Jack,everyday aboard is the same day ending in horror.Soon he realizes that he is not alone in being aware that the day is repeating.This may not be a good thing.
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.
"I liked it"
I enjoyed listening it went by quickly could not wait to see where the story was going. I love the narrator and the accents make it easy to know who is talking,the ending was good.
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