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Sea Sick

(Ravaged World Trilogy #1)

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IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RELAXING…
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
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Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published August 29th 2012 by SalGad Publishing Group
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11811 (Eleven)
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was pretty cool. I was half expecting a zombies on a cruise novel but it was a bit more complicated than that. Clever stuff. This guy is like a British version of Jack Kilborn.
Kasia
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sea Sick is one delicious nugget of a horror story, I read a lot on my new Kindle so I ran into this as a special without any info about it but after gobbling it up I had to read three more books by this guy, Iain Rob Wright has the skills and the guts to write some good stuff, reading this one left me very excited and checking out a few more of his works left me sure that I have found a new author to look out for. I absolutely love island or sea stories but this enticed me in the usual way but ...more
Kaisersoze
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
Let's start with the good. Iain Rob Wright sets a cracking pace in this short novel of 221 pages. There's little to no fat in this tale of a vacationing police officer with a shady past coming up against some sort of infection that turns one-third of the passengers on a luxury ocean liner into fast zombies intent on destroying everyone alive. The twist is that he keeps dying and waking up the next day as if the world has reset around him and he's the only one who remembers what took place before ...more
Justin
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
The author gave me a free copy of this one awhile back and I have been meaning to read it for a little while now. When I started I had no idea what it was about, and when I first realized there was zombies in it I was a bit disappointed. That is until the main character gets ripped apart and wakes up again the next morning to find he is repeating the day over, and over, and over..... It kind of reminded me of the movie groundhog day except a horror version that takes place on an isolated cruise ...more
Chris
May 31, 2016 rated it liked it
While the zombie horror novel has been done to death, or undeath, Wright does a nice job with his unique twist on this type of story. British police officer, Jack Wardsley, is sent on a Mediterranean cruise after a tragic event with his job and while he didn't want to go on vacation, what he ends up facing he could've never predicted. A virus plagues the cruise ship and infects a third of the passengers, who end up killing everyone, including Jack. But he wakes up the next day, remembering every ...more
Cheryl
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cracking read packed full of adrenaline soaked thrills and chills! This is the first novel length book of the author's I have read, my previous reads being his superbly crafted short stories.
Where do I start? The novel is such a complex mix of genres and yet the author waved his magic and made it work, and it worked remarkably well. If I had to describe the story I'd say it felt like a mix of Plague Ship by Clive Cussler meets Day Of The Day, rolled in a psychotic stew of Groundhog Day with a
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Kady Monroe
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies, virus
This book was a freebie on kindle and it was quite a good read. The action happens aboard a cruise ship. The main character, Jack, is a policeman with a troubled past. On the first day at sea, he finds himself in the middle of a zombie plague outbreak and strangely, he keeps reliving the same day over and over again. Can he work out how to get time moving again, and if he does, will he and the any of the other surviving passengers make it off the ship alive?
I found this story entertaining. A go
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Matthew Young
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was twisted, and while parts of it dragged on in the middle, I really enjoyed it. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about the topic at first. My first impression of it was Dawn of the Dead meets Groundhogs Day, except on a cruise ship. But there's a lot more to the book than that, which is partly why I enjoyed it so much.

The only concern I have lingering about the book is that I didn't really care for the main character much of the time. Usually this would be a deal breaker for
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The Behrg
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Ehh ... this is one of those books that was probably written in a matter of weeks, straight-forward story with cardboard characters and a plot that you could predict from page one. I'm sure it appeals to some people but I just found the entire premise quite boring. Worse were the character motivations. It was tough to believe any of the characters would act the way they did. Iain Rob Wright is a hit-or-miss author for me. Sometimes he nails it, but other times he's just trying to get another boo ...more
Pamellia
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Another wonderful story fill with interesting believable characters. I didn't want to put this one down until I finished. Highly recommended. A different kind of apocalyptic story.
Daphne
Jul 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-audio, quest
It's easy to get bored with time loop books, and I'm sure they are hard to write well. Sea Sick is a very good example of a time loop adventure/zombie/horror book done just right.

I'm still just starting to get into adventure and horror type books after mostly just listening and reading non-fiction history and science, so maybe I'm not yet jaded, but I really enjoyed the ride this book took me on. It was action packed throughout, and the character development with the MC was just right for this
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Sylv.net Sylvia Kerslake PA
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having just finished reading Asbo, I thought I would try Sea Sick.

Oh boy I was not disappointed, I was hooked right from the start. There was no holding back with the horror, he virtually hit the reader as soon as you start reading.

Sea Sick is is very well written, you got to know each character, and with each click of the kindle button, you got to know them even better.

Yes there were some errors within the book but to be honest, even the top authors have been known to have errors, and you read
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Grammar*Kitten
I'm not sure what I make of this novel; it was a weird amalgamation of '28 Days Later' meets 'Triangle' and 'Ghost Ship', all brought about by a bit of a deadly flu virus.

The story itself was an okay read, though one couldn't help but draw parallels between it and the aforementioned films. It was nice that a short back-story chapter for a few of the peripheral characters was included at the end too.

A spattering of very careless errors did detract a little, for me, from the main story; 'dozens o
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Lorraine Versini
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great read, kept me going right up until the end, despite me getting a bit confused with the time thing. But then time travel and anything related to going back/forward/sideways is a no-no for me, so kudos for making it easy for me to understand. Interesting mixture of zombies, diseases, dark powers, time travel and suspense. Really felt for Jack, for being caught in this "trap". And funnily enough, as a reader, you kind of feel the same as you go through the days, you're hoping that it will get ...more
M.L. Roos
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. Was not expecting this at all. I was totally surprised and ecstatic to read a new version of a classic and Iain Rob Wright hit this one out of the park. This is the book to read if you adore zombies and even more so if you don't.

Ian Rob Wright is a definite new favourite author. He creates a tale, tells it well, and leaves you wanting more.

Loved the characters and it was nice to see the reappearance of a few old friends from ASBO.
Jack
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's like "Groundhog Day" aboard a ship with Zombies and a virus. Pretty well written horror/mystery whodunit.

Our hero, a cop, must unravel what's happening on a cruise ship and save the world. Pretty good idea and the author pulls it off. I liked it.

Note: read this one a few days before I go on my first cruise. Now I know how to handle this situation! Heh.
Sheridan Lee
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Police officer Jack, from ASBO, is back, and taking a much needed vacation. (I love when authors connect their books)
This book is much lighter than ASBO, thankfully. Yes, a boat full of zombies, on Ground Hog Day, is less stressful than ASBO. ;)
Very complex story with interesting characters and one really big bad.

This isn't Sparknotes go read the book! It's free for Kindle!
Bryan Alaspa
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
A super-fast read that really entertains. It combines zombies, terrorism and an element of Groundhog Day into one terrifying and entertaining tale. It also sets up his novel Ravage beautifully.
Misti
Oct 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was hoping for a quick entertaining zombie story after the last book I read that took 7 days to slog through! Well, it was quick but not very entertaining. I thought it had potential, but it was a bit sloppy. It felt like it had been written very quickly, and there were quite a few grammatical and spelling errors to try and ignore. There were a lot of things that weren’t plausible, not counting the whole zombie thing and the day resetting over and over. I just couldn’t believe a lot of the mai ...more
Sunčica
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought I was going to read a fun, yet trashy zombie novel. Turned out I was only half-right! Sea Sick is fast paced, immensly entertaining, yet clever story. It made me go: "Oh! :O" at the first reset and kept me fairly intrigued all the way.
I salute Wright's marketing tactic. It worked like a charm on little old moi - downloaded this one as a freebie, bought 4 more while I read it :D
Thanks mister!
Sandy
May 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Bogdan
Whhoaaa!!

Very nice, nice ideea indeed.

In the beginning I was feeling kind of meeh, another story with zombie killing, but after that the story takes an amazing and unexpecting (for those who didn`t read the presentation of the book or have forgoten it) fantasy turn. Good mix by the way.

This was something totally new for me as a fan of zombie fiction.

The ending was grimm and dark, but overall I don`t have big things to object to.

A fast and addictive read!

And do not forget the bad ass romanian gir
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Lexa Cain
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, reviewed
One of the things that bugs me about some novels is that they take too long to get started, spending too much time setting up the characters’ mundane lives before the “bad thing” happens.

In Wright’s Sea Sick, I was thrilled to be dumped into the deep end of the cruise pool by page twenty! From that point on marks a thrilling ride with surprises at every turn. But don’t think that the speed of the plot interfered with getting to know the main character. Wright doesn’t skimp on that either. He mas
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Vix
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant story by the great IRW and as usual wonderfully presented! that cover alone gave the creeps....
Not sure I will ever go on a cruise again!

The attention to detail of the ship coupled with the well rounded characters, gives you a sense of "being there" which is really not good when Hell follows you on board!
The great interspersed plot lines give a real sense of depth to the characters; IRW has an amazing knack of bringing in characters you have already read about in his other no
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Janey
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another book that I read in one day. Simply genius.

From the beginning, you know this is going to be a good book simply by the opening scene, which pulls you in.

Jack is a cop with a tortured past that is sent on a cruise to take some time out. When he begins to note that many of the passengers are coming down with a 'cold', he thinks nothing of it. Until they turn into zombies. Then he wakes up at the same time...every day, only to repeat the same day over and over. Groundhog Day like, only in th
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Mike
Oct 29, 2012 rated it liked it
First off, Sea Sick is not really a zombie novel. There are zombies in it, but they are certainly not the focus of the book as the description would suggest. That said, this book is an interesting mix of 28 Days Later, 12 Monkeys, Groundhog's Day, and a murder mystery. While this sounds like a bit of a goofy combination, the author manages to pull it off with a straight face.

The book is not perfect, the characters are a bit thin, the premise is very different than the book description would lead
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Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(This review may contain spoilers).

I did like this book. The idea of living a day over and over again (or a day being reset) might not be very unique and the idea of zombies might not be, either. But the way it was handled and the explanation given was quite interesting.

I didn't like the main character very much at first, but he did grow on me eventually. I figured out who the pathwalker was pretty quickly. I have to say that I would have liked to see exactly who was responsible for the virus an
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Nicole
Dec 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I don't venture much into the horror genre, so this book was a little outside my comfort zone. Overall, I liked it. I thought it was a pretty interesting read. This book has made me want to explore the genre a little more. I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I did find jack to be slightly annoying. He wasted so much time on the ship instead of trying to be more vigilant about figuring out what was going on. That seemed unrealistic to me. If y ...more
Natasa
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, zombies
The first book I read by this author. I loved it so much, that I'm on his third book now...all read one after the other, as I'm enjoying the fact that the themes are so different in each of the books I chose to read.

This one was very interesting most of the time, it kind of started dragging at the middle but it picked up, didn't like the ending though but I guess I don't see it ending an other way.

A very satisfying read that introduced me a great new author (new to me).
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Iain Rob Wright is one of the UK's most successful horror and suspense writers, with novels including the critically acclaimed, THE FINAL WINTER; the disturbing bestseller, ASBO; and the wicked screamfest, THE HOUSEMATES.

His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He is an active member of the Horror Writer Association and a massive animal lover.

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Ravaged World Trilogy (3 books)
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