Voyage of the Dead (Book One: Sovereign Spirit Saga)

Voyage of the Dead (Book One: Sovereign Spirit Saga)

by David P Forsyth

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BN ID: 2940044523418
Publisher: David P Forsyth
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 85,635
File size: 353 KB

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Voyage of the Dead 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
steelyshan More than 1 year ago
I will start by saying that I was interested in reading this book firstly because I adore zombie fiction, secondly, I love to read a book that has a handful of one star, absolutely scathing, reviews to balance out the five-star love. What would drive a person to take the time out of their day to totally annihilate an authors work by declaring him an anti-liberal, Obama-hating, snob. I was intrigued and so I read. The story is about Scott Allen, a lottery winner that spent some of his money on a mega-yacht that he outfitted with all sorts of neat toys. He is on the last leg of an around-the-world trip when a virus is let loose apon the world. Scott's ship, the Sovereign Spirit, is running up the coast of California, where they have some interesting interactions with military personnel, and eventually utilize their "toys" to rescue survivors and guide a flotilla of boats in seeking safety. Yes, this guy is rich...he won the lottery. His yacht is just returning from a year long expedition, so we can assume that the boat has food, the medical capabilities of taking care of any of his passengers in remote locations in the event of emergency. He has a wide assortment of toys, none of which did I find particularly strange if you have spent any time either watching prepper shows or shows about regular people who win mega lotteries and the crazy things they do with their money. This was totally different take on zompoc, instead of a character struggling to survive and spending all their time running from the zombies, these guys actually thrive and have the capabilities to help others. Not a common theme. And lets face it, its getting a lot harder to come up with a zombie story that hasn't been written to death. The only thing that really changes anymore is the names and places. There was, what I would call an aside in the book where a character called Carl, really does struggle to survive and faces some serious obstacles which he overcomes in interesting ways. I really enjoyed the parts with Carl and I think the authors talent really shines during his Interludes in Hell. I would love a whole book dedicated to this character and his adventures. Next, yes, this book was missing a strong female character. There were not many women in this book, period. The few that were, well, they were simply disappointing. But again, I did not take that personally because quite frankly, I know a lot of women that would be EXACTLY disappointing, if put in a survival situation. Go ahead and call me names....its true. Tell me you don't know women who would simply fall to pieces without their makeup bag or designer shoes. Finally, a common complaint among the angry reviewers were the political views they felt were expressed in this book. I guess they feel that a book should be written with only Democrat or Liberal-type characters and everyone should be supporting their fictional president in the fictional story and never should they express any dismay with the current state of affairs in their fictional world. I am a Democrat. I happily voted for our current president and when I read a fiction book, I remember that it is actually a story..about people....who are not me...and may have different views as me....and hey...I am ok with that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very action packed from the begining to the end.
El-Taco More than 1 year ago
This book was actually a fairly good read. Quick and to the point with some decent action, a few jabs at the current administration thrown in for a touch of realism being added to the libertarian mentality of the characters in the story. Good start to a series and I am anxiously awaiting to see where it goes....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was like some of the other readers of this book a fan of the zombie theme books. The main character isn't special forces or anything 9f the sort. He's a lucky guy that won a huge lottery and spent his money the way he want it just happens his toys saved him, his family, and friends as the world turned. This was a fun concept full of all the things you'd expect from a zombie book with a different twist.
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Do not bother with this one. The author has stupidly decided that he will not release the rest of the series on the Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story that drew me in from the beginning & kept me fully absorbed until the end.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
The book as a lot of good and some bad, but overall it’s a good addition to the zombie genre.  First I’ll get the bad out of the way.  At times the author has a lot of lists which can drag on at points.  One example is what he has on this ship (we get it you have a butt load of cars and stuff), he tries to point out their usefulness and set up how they’ll be used in the future but sometimes it’s just a list which doesn’t make for great reading.  Number two is that the zombies don’t seem to be consistent.  At one point he shoots the zombies and the other ones around him stop to eat the brains of their fallen comrade, but after that they just keep focusing on live food.  What’s up with that?  Finally this book doesn’t really resolve anything so you need to read on in the series (I’m sure I will be).   OK now that my nit picking is done on to the good.  First off the book is very entertaining.  The author does an excellent job of giving you an overview of what is happening not only where they are but all over the globe through the news reports and other media.  There is a good mix of action and development of the story to help it keep moving forward.  Finally it’s very well written, giving you a good idea as to what the characters are thinking and doing well describing the scenes and action.  If you don’t mind committing to a couple of books, strap yourself into the fighting chair and get ready to reel yourself in a heck of a zombie tale.
Srtguru More than 1 year ago
This was pretty entertaining and an easy book to read.
Lovemetal13 More than 1 year ago
The Zombie Apocalypse from a different perspective. If you’re a lover of all things Zombie, there’s a good chance that you’ve sat around with friends discussing the Ultimate Zombie Survival scenario, Voyage of the Dead is Forsyth’s Ultimate scenario. It reads like a copy of Guns and Ammo meets Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Not a gripping page turner that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering “oh my God, are they going to make it in time?!”, it’s a more “hmmm, they ran out of fresh pineapple for the Rum drinks….
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok read, a bit plodding in places, could use a good editor. Set up for the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very unique take on zombie fiction. Hard to do that these days, but this book certainly fits the bill. A great read. Very fast paced and interesting. Loved it and can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid book that is well written. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story. The sequel is not available for the Nook. Disappointing.
Larryy More than 1 year ago
Great read but they don't carry the second book very disappointed
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CherylW1 More than 1 year ago
Why should we get the book if a book report style review has been written.
ireadeverythingMI More than 1 year ago
Hey, STEELYSHAN---just a SHORT SIMPLE REVIEW is ALL that IS NEEDED!  Not an entire BOOK!