Adventure At Sea Can Be Neverending

4.5 out of 5 stars

Seabound tells the story of a cruise ship adrift at sea years after a post-apocalyptic situation made almost all of the land uninhabitable.

Ray Greenley narrates Seabound and does a really nice job.  He gave each character a different voice (which was nice because there were a lot of people in the story).  The stuck-up people sounded stuck up, and the “real” people sounded real and believable.

The story reminded me a lot of the movie Waterworld in the beginning.  As I continued reading it, it was a much more in-depth version (with less… mutations).  I loved that movie, but I actually enjoyed the premise of this story more.

Rivet does a really great job building a strong and powerful main character in Esther.  She was strong when she needed to be and showed her age when she needed to.  It’s nice to have a character like her be the lead for a story like this, especially because you’re not expecting it.

Overall, Seabound was a nice change of pace.  I just finished another different take on the Post-Apocalyptic story (SpaceMan), and this was another book in that category.  Normally it’s people on land trying to figure out how they are going to make it.  Seabound started after everything happened and showed you a world where people were trying to survive while adrift at sea on an old cruise ship.

Book Description:

When an apocalyptic catastrophe decimates the land, a lucky few escape to sea. 1,003 survivors make their home on a souped-up cruise ship called the Catalina. After sixteen years, the strain begins to show in this floating world of distrust and shifting allegiances.

Esther is a young mechanic who wants to prove herself, and she’s willing to take risks in the name of progress. But when the fresh water tanks explode, endangering the lives of everyone aboard the Catalina – it’s all Esther’s fault.

With only a little water left, the crew of the Catalina must use its last fuel to sail for help. They head to an unknown seabound metropolis called the Galaxy Flotilla. The inhabitants of the Galaxy are keen to parade their lives of luxury, but what do the saviors really want in return for their warm welcome? And what is really going on below decks?

When disaster strikes again, Esther must fight to save the lives of her friends aboard the Catalina before it’s too late.

four-half-stars
Seabound (Seabound Chronicles, #1) by Jordan Rivet
Narrator: Ray Greenley
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
Series: Seabound Chronicles #1
Published by Self Published on August 16th 2016
Genres: Sea Adventure
Format: Audiobook
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I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Seaswept (Seabound Chronicles #2), Seafled, The Watermight Thief (Fire Queen's Apprentice #1), Wake Me After the Apocalypse
Also in this series: Seaswept (Seabound Chronicles #2), Seafled
four-half-stars
Brian

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