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SEAL Team 13 (SEAL Team 13 #1)

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It’s been ten years since a mysterious incident in the South China Sea annihilated a US Navy destroyer and its Navy SEAL team. Only one man survived this horrific tragedy. Now, as more of these strange, supernatural events are happening around the world—with deadly consequences—the US Navy calls on sole survivor Harold “Hawk” Masters to put a stop to the evil forces behind ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 15th 2013 by 47North (first published November 5th 2013)
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seak
Apr 15, 2014 seak rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-review, audio, 2014
I hadn't heard much about this one, but the description convinced me to give it a go. A military group is assembled to take on supernatural occurrences and with my experience with Myke Cole's Shadow Ops series, which is really only similar in the fact that the military is involved, I thought I couldn't miss.

Sadly, what started out as a fun romp with the military and monsters turned out to be a cliched and underwhelming frustration.

The Cliches

I don't outright hate cliches. I think they can be use
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Michael
Jan 11, 2014 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
A fun read. By no means a Pulitzer Prize winner but a good way to escape for a few hours. Evan Currie, author of the successful Odyssey One series brings us an engaging blend of horror and military action.

Lieutenant Commander Harold "Hawk" Masters has left the SEAL teams after a mission ten years prior where he watched the entire crew of a Navy warship get dragged beneath the waves by... something supernatural. Now disgraced and emotionally scarred, Masters is living in seclusion in Montana, fa
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Bruce Mohler
The strength of this novel was the language, protocol, and culture of the Navy SEALs. I liked how the author dealt with the only woman member of the team, Captain Judith Andrews.

(possible spoilers - read at your own peril)

However, the story took several liberties with the "vampire canon" that did not seem justified. The concept of vampire and zombie seemed to overlap too much. I didn't mind the idea of "zero generation" vampires and their significance. The concept that the reason that the cross
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Alexis Quintero
Nov 19, 2016 Alexis Quintero rated it it was amazing
This book is underrated

I know the author is most well-known for his sci fi work, and horror may not be his forte, the plot and the characters are mostly generic but really well implemented, but why I gave this book 5 starts??? Well its entertaining as hell, it is so action packed that it could make an excellent Saturday night blockbuster film , and has one of the most long, intense and epic last boss fights in a book since the fight between pinhead and satan in Clive barkers scarlet gospels. If
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The thing about author Evan Currie is that you have to expect a writing style that is very much like a B-movie, comic, or video game; if you try to take it seriously or over analyze the plot/characters, you're going to end up hating the book. Because what we have is an author who takes typical B-movie subgenres such as horror or sci fi and writes an unabashedly pulpy book full of macho men and feminine women relying on t
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Scott S.
Nov 25, 2013 Scott S. rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I was one of the lucky 20 to receive a free copy of this book in a goodreads and Amazon Publishing giveaway. Evan is one of my favorite sci-fi authors today; I find his writing style easy and compelling. His science fiction books are top-notch romps through the improbable and the characters enjoyable. Each adventure in his series sees the protagonists deeper in the muck than the one before yet the solutions found are novel and enjoyable.

Seal Team 13 was no let down. It was a quick re
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Reg
Dec 17, 2013 Reg rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I barely put this book down. Like the rest of Currie's work, this is a fun and very easy read, and the military bits work really nicely, however, the central idea was begging to be explored in much more detail. And the opposition was a bit - well, it was an opportunity to be a bit more exotic or exciting than it was, I think.

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This book works around the idea of something called The Veil which separates the supernatural world from the mundane world. When a mundane learns about the sup
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Chris
Mar 11, 2016 Chris rated it it was ok
This was more of a 2.5.

This is the story of a former SEAL officer who was drummed out of the teams because he kept insisting "the truth is out there". He lives for revenge on the otherworlders who killed his friends. Eventually the navy comes looking for some answers, and only he and his enlightened friends have them.

The action in this book was decent. I'm always fascinated by modern military versus creatures from beyond, and this book scratched that itch.

Characters were cartoonish and a bit sil
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Cheryl
Oct 26, 2013 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
"The only easy day was yesterday."

Wow, this is one rip roaring rollercoaster ride of a book! It reminded me of the old Doc Savage books I read as a kid (and I loved them). A gung ho hero with his faithful crew looking for adventure and fighting the bad guys and evil - my idea of a great formula for a book.

And military thriller mixed with a dark horror story, "Seal Team 13" is the best book I've read for quite a while. Fast-paced action, exciting characters, a unique plotline all mixed together i
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Huda Sarkowi
Jan 03, 2014 Huda Sarkowi rated it liked it
Not really a let down, but not that outstanding either. Though I like the combination of supernatural and military action, I found it hard for me to root for SEAL Team 13 when they are battling an unnamed invincible zombie-like vampire female. Sure the vampire is almost indestructible but it would be better if she was given a glimpse into her history or origin, or at least a proper name. Even the mother vampire only appeared during the second half of the book. And I feel like this book is too ...more
Stephen
Nov 27, 2016 Stephen rated it it was amazing
I LIKE this concept! Much like the SEAL TEAM 666 series, Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International, and Joe Nassise Templar Chronicles, modern warfare meets monster/supernatural hunting.

Basicly in this world there is a thing called the veil, people who have seen past it have seen what the world really is...a place of vampires, kraken, and other supernatural entities. With incidents on an exponetial rise, a retired Navy Seal and survivor of a Kraken incident is recalled to Active Service.

He q
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Alan Mascall
Jul 17, 2014 Alan Mascall rated it it was amazing
Fast paced, exciting and funny. When I read that it was SEAL's vs .... well I won't spoil it, but lets just say it isn't terrorists or any 'human' enemy, I thought it would be corny and boring - far from it. The book is well written (although it assumes you know a lot about American military hardware and terminology) and well researched. I couldn't put my Kindle down and finished it around 2 am this morning, as I had to know how it ends, and how our hero (anti-hero?) fares. Although there isn't ...more
BobA707
May 17, 2014 BobA707 rated it it was ok
Summary: I like science fiction, I dislike horror and I dislike urban fantasy. This book is a liberal mix of these 3 genres. Bottom line is the urban fantasy really doesn't work for me. Having read the first 4 books in Hayden series I had very high hopes that this book would be of similar calibre - it isn't, at least not for me. Having said that it's got lots of action, blood and gore. Not much on subtlety.

Plotline: We don't see much of the big picture here, but obviously the sub plots are movin
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Adelynne
Jan 03, 2014 Adelynne rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
*I received a free copy from Goodreads First Reads*

Great setting. I loved the SEALs interactions and their fights. The action scenes were phenomenal; Evan Currie really knew what he was writing about.

The only downsides were that there were a lot of characters to remember, and that got a bit confusing. The beginning was also a bit vague, and it took a good chunk of chapters for me to finally understand what was going on.

Overall, people who should pick up this book are those interested solely in
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Rkb 2014
Feb 08, 2014 Rkb 2014 rated it really liked it
A series in which a special highly trained Navy SEAL Team responds to supernatural events and battles supernatural beings. This first book begins with a supportive storyline from 10 years before wherein a Navy Destroyer is eaten by a Kraken which is where our lead character "sees through the veil" for the first time. He is given a mental discharge for his wild story and in this book is brought back to full duty to deal with another occurrence in Alaska. Lots of action, both military and fantasy ...more
Kathy
Feb 05, 2014 Kathy rated it really liked it
A series in which a special highly trained Navy SEAL Team responds to supernatural events and battles supernatural beings. This first book begins with a supportive storyline from 10 years before wherein a Navy Destroyer is eaten by a Kraken which is where our lead character "sees through the veil" for the first time. He is given a mental discharge for his wild story and in this book is brought back to full duty to deal with another occurrence in Alaska. Lots of action, both military and fantasy ...more
Trish
Sep 11, 2014 Trish rated it it was amazing
I was expecting good action from this book since the author delivered quite a lot of it in his "Odyssey" series, but I got what I wanted and then some. Awesome start to a new series! Of course there was a lot of one-liners that weren't all too deep but they were all funny and simply fit right in. Also, the general theme of "things" known to us simply by mythology and legend struck a nerve with me since I always liked stories about that ever since I was a little girl. :-)
Can't wait for the next v
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Benjamin
Dec 29, 2013 Benjamin rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I enjoyed this book but there were definitely some turn offs. I liked the first half of the book much more than the second half for some reason. The first half of the book had a more realistic feel, like this would never happen in real life but if it did it would be done with a realistic feel. The second half of the book I didn't like as much. There were some scenes that even in a fantasy world wouldn't hold up. It had a decent plot line and kept me interested, and although I didn't care for it ...more
Judy Herling
I was looking forward to reading a military action book, focusing on the title "Seal Team". That's NOT what this is. Yes, there are seal team members in this ad hoc group. But every team member seemed the same, I had to keep referring back to remind myself of each guy's background. The token female member wasn't significant either.

And zombies / vampires ???? Again, not what I was looking to read. I read about 40% of the book, and didn't really care to see the outcome of what the team was investi
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RJ
Dec 20, 2013 RJ rated it really liked it
This was pretty good. It's better than three if not four stars. I've read others similar; SEAL team created to rout out and destroy the paranormal, but I can't recall them at the moment. hmm... This had a little mythology thrown in by means of a Kraken and creatures resembling zombies, but were called vampires. The characters made the story though, as usual, they were fairly well developed and interesting. It's written as though this is the first of a series by this author, so I'll look forward ...more
Ryan Rauber
This book was...confusing. A SEAL team is assembled that share unusual powers (that are never really explained) to Alaska, where an strange incident has occurred. What the find is a nest of vampires. How and why they got there is not really fleshed out either. But this becomes a standard military team vs vampires book. Lots of action, but no real substance. I love Evan Currie's Odyssey series, but since this is meant to be the start of another, I might stop here at book 1.
Seadragon Lady
Aug 03, 2016 Seadragon Lady rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action, supernatural
This book has been a long time in the coming and I personally think that it was well worth the wait. Good value for money. A fast paced action filled book that also gives you characters that you can invest in rather than cardboard cutout everymen that sometimes find their way into this genre of book. I can't think of one thing about it that I didn't like.
All I beg of Mr Currie is that the next book isn't too long a wait.
Joshua Larson
Nov 07, 2013 Joshua Larson rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book thoroughly. An interesting spin on the unexplained, a team of SEALs who have looked behind the "veil" and survived are brought together to deal with what is happening. Characters are within the acceptable groupings for a military setting. My favorite part of the book is the not sharing information with the highers. A form of protection.
Andrew Rose
Jun 25, 2014 Andrew Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bumping off the things that go bump in the night.

In a combination of Lovecraft and Clancy, Hawk Masters SEAL team is killed by something unknowable. Since then he's been on a mission to find out what. But the only protection the world has is ignorance and not everyone wants the answers out there. A good read with decent world building. I look forward to a sequel
xdroot
Nov 09, 2013 xdroot rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I thought this book was going to suck. Ha! Surprisingly fun read. Lots of action, violence and gore, some humor. The last quarter of the book was the big boss fight which I thought was dragged out. The central conceit of the book (the veil) was hard to swallow. I assume the author will develop thy mystery in a later book. Overall, a satisfying popcorn read.
Brian
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I've come to associate Evan Currie with really good sci-fi novels. But this isn't sci-fi...... It's kinda like going to a Thai restaurant when you're craving Mexican. It was alright, maybe"good", just not what I was expecting. I'll be reading the next one though, don't get me wrong! :-)
Jheurf
May 01, 2014 Jheurf rated it liked it
A bit of "Dresden Files", a bit of "Joe Ledger: Patient Zero" and some "30 days of Night".

Nothing original, no real suspense or concern for the clichéd characters. (Why is everyone always so angry and yelling? These people have to work together; you'd expect a modicum of civility.)

Still, something about the story made me want to see the end.
Billie Diel
Really?

Storyline wasn't what I was expecting. it isn't that it the story isn't well written, I'm not necessarily into this kind of storyline. But I will read the next book just because I enjoy Evan Curries writings.
Kariss
Feb 05, 2014 Kariss rated it really liked it
A fun time to have for all. Any book that has the Kraken, Eastern European Vampires, Seals and Barrow - Troopers and the guard with Herks has to be great. Oh well, the North Slope anyway.
Thank you for the recommendation.
John
Nov 12, 2014 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The most gory book by Curry that I have read to date

It seems as though it was written for Halloween. It was a good book but it makes me wonder what was going through Curry's mind at the time.
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