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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Forbeck Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781455885480
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When the lucky survivors of the world’s most infamous maritime disaster were plucked out of the freezing ocean by the passenger steamship Carpathia, they thought their problems were over.

But something is sleeping in the darkest recesses of their rescue ship. Something old. Something hungry.

Carpathia is a dangerous collision of rich historical drama and epic horror. Beautifully written, completely disturbing…and highly recommended.” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Code

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/13/2014

    " Fun mash-up of Titanic and the supernatural. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Timothy Binga | 2/13/2014

    " A friend lent this to me because he knows of my knowledge of the Titanic and because I read some of the Anita Blake series. While the concept seemed interesting, it wasn't realized here. The writing had it's moments, both good and bad, it did not capture me like I thought it would. Also, there were too many historical inaccuracies which were very easy to check on and were just ignored. I also thought the author would try to start from a historically accurate frame, move to the "suspension of belief" phase, and then return to a historically accurate ending. He did not do so. It wasn't the worst way to recuperate from strep and laryngitis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/11/2014

    " This book was an impulse buy, the premise of something old and something hungry in the bowels of the Carpathia sounded like a promising concept. I also loved the tag line - the lucky ones went down with the Titanic. Like a film whose best bits are shown in the trailer, for me, this book didn't really deliver. Despite being a huge fan of Dracula, vampires don't really appeal to me. I was hoping that the evil facing the poor long-suffering Titanic survivors would be something more like that found in Relic (or even a zombie or two!) While the was an entertaining read, it didn't really satisfy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/14/2014

    " I loved the whole concept of this book! I was looking for a book detailing the personal stories aboard the Titanic. When I stumbled across this one, I had to get it! Being "rescued" by a vampire ship? Awesomeness. hahaha! I was very into the first 2/3 of the story, but I felt like it fizzled out a bit towards the end. The last third of the book would've been better for me if I felt a deeper attachment to the main characters. I didn't fall in love with any of them, so the ending wasn't emotional for me... it just wrapped up the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/11/2014

    " The beginning of the book seemed to drag along at a slow pace but once the action started I couldn't stop reading. I'm also a sucker who love triangles and these one had an ok one although it is never fully front and center and to true relationship is the friendship of the three main characters. I do think if done right it would make a really good movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty Gleason | 1/7/2014

    " Matt Forbeck is a prolific and talented writer who I have had the great pleasure of meeting. Carpathia is a quick read, but thoroughly enjoyable as Matt makes Vampires scary again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JHG Hendriks | 12/23/2013

    " Not my cup of tea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colby | 12/7/2013

    " Yeaaaahhhhh, I knew what I was getting into but a little trash fiction never hurt anyone. I just wish it wasn't so full of anachronisms. I demand historical accuracy in my genre mashups! Or at least a reasonable facsimile. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Riddle | 12/1/2013

    " I can't believe I actually finished this. So contrived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robyn | 7/27/2013

    " Very slow and plodding for 2/3's of the book. Predictable sinking of the Titanic. Didn't really pick up until the main characters figured out that there were vampires aboard the Carpathia. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate Simmons | 5/23/2012

    " Poor Bram Stoker is spinning in his grave. Or rising nightly to hunt down the author of Carpathia. Either way. This book went out about 7 revisions too soon. "

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About the Author

Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on games and fiction since 1989, when he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in creative writing. He has designed collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, board games, and logic systems for toys and has directed voice-over work and written short fiction, comic books, novels, screenplays, and computer game scripts and stories. Forbeck lives in Beloit, Wisconsin, with his wife Ann and their children Marty, Pat, Nick, Ken, and Helen.

About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice talent, and winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespearean and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and 13 Going On 30.