This is a melding of history and sci-fi, yet it is done so incredibly well it feels absolutely real. of course, it helps that one of the masters of the audiobook world, William DuFris, is the narrator. He gives such a thorough impression of the characters, and the kind of variety necessary to tell this tale is mind-boggling. Yet, without calling attention to himself, Dufris lays out the story in an astounding fashion. This was just a dynamite audiobook, and I look forward to the next part of the story.
This book was an excellent follow up to the first book. The narrator works very well with the material and the material is very well written. The historical accuracy of the equipment portrayed is top notch and the world that has been established in these two books is compelling and rich. This series is definitely on my recommended list!
The second in a series; at the end I felt like I should read/listen to #3 right away. However, I'll need a break from these characters, theme and plot. All the books are one large, long book. In this one, the pre-WWII DD meets a Japanese battle wagon, working for the lizards, that came through the same rip in reality. Although, the book is tactical reality for destroyermen, I can't help but wonder how he will treat the continuing peace that must eventually break out. Think HMS Bounty survivors?
The second book in the series continues on as if it were one giant book. I posted a review of the first book that noted many fine points. I like this concept for a story, but was concerned it would get tedious. I don't know if tedious is the right word, but the story is getting pretty involved. The author puts a lot of time in describing things that add some imagery, but really don't further the storyline. I suppose it does get the reader more into this alternate world, but sometimes I wish the author would just get going. The other point that should be addressed is the place names, ship names, character names, etc. This is a weak point in any very involved audio book. I would hope that Audible will someday allow customers of their books to download a printable guide that has a glossary, maps, illustrations and the like to make up for this inherent shortcoming of an audio book. This particular novel series uses a "made up" language for fantasy creatures and the names of characters and other names becomes very confusing.
If you like a very detailed accounting of a fantasy world with many characters, settings, and even historical periods, you should like this book. If you are not willing to invest many, many hours in a series of books that tell a pretty simple story, look some place else.
I don't know I just couldn't get into it. Maybe it wasn't what I was looking for. To many things to follow.
I don't know. I don't know if I was looking for more thrill but not gore, or more romance or mystery. It just didn't touch me.
The voice wasn't into the story enough. I couldn't see it as being part of what was going on, so I was concentrating more on the voice than the book.
Yes, I think there was a story line it was just too deeply embedded for me to get into the book.
Love to read or listen....busy all of the time except when I am out and about....
It leads to another book.....
Yes...but I have to get through this series first....
No, to long for one sitting....would have to break it up..
unfolds very nicely. I little slow at some points and as usual in a series such as this repetition gets annoying. The ability to speed up the audio playback helps solve that problem. Like skipping paragraphs in a book.
Characters, story development.
Mr. Dufris does an excellent narration of an action packed adventure.
An introduction to life aboard a WW2 fighting ship.
Brings the characters to life. Easy to distinguish his voices and the mood of the characters.
Yes. I kept driving around the block.
Can't wait to finish the series.
I drive alot, 20k miles in 7 months. I listened to all these books and was disappointed that there were not more of them... The story is fantastic, the characters become real, I really cared about what was happening to them.
The details were realistic even though some characters were not. It's a great series, but it really has a cliff hanger ending. I hope the author continues the series.