It is important to listen to this series in order but anyone that enjoys; action, war, naval or fantasy books should find this series an absolute delight.
This is a looong chapter in what looks to be a VERY long book "series". My fears after the first book came true, I'm sorry to say. This has all the worst qualities of "series writing". No conclusions to story lines. Relations that don't change. Story line that drags on and on. We learn that the enemy is evil. The Americans and their allies are noble. War is hell. And in war people die (a lot in this case). 16 hours of filler mayhem.
This is akin to watching episode two of a long TV-series with unconcluded episodes. Anderson is a technically gifted writer, no doubt. But I hope he respects his readers enough to write a "BOOK" next time.
Excellent narration by Dufris as usual.
enjoyed first book quite a lot. cost of these on Kindle is extremely high. had credits so got book 2 on audible.
Still like story, developing well. great characters, strong adventure and constant twists and turns.
Good fun to read or listen to, just a bit costly.
Remarkable! I loved the first book and didn't expect the second to match up. However, despite unusual pacing at the start, it flew to incredible heights and left off with a great cliffhanger. Starting the next one tomorrow now that part two is over, three days after acquiring it.
Audiobibliophile who loves his audio books for the commute to work and personal travel.
While not alternate history, it is a rousing sea tale. Narration is excellent. So far it's an excellent story. Looking forward to the next installment.
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?