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?
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.