This has quickly become one of my favorite series due to the talented writing and a very enjoyable story that spans from the power and responsibility derived of far superior technology to a war of epic proportions. Integral to the war-effort is a review of some historical battle tactics and formations that bring the span of the story from primitive combat up to modern warfare. The main character as well as the auxiliary characters are all quite likeable and well-imagined even if the narration of the voices is a bit too gravelly. I have already listened through part of the second book and it is shaping up to be a compelling series that I would recommend to any consumers of sci-fi or historical warfare.
Two things are good about this book. First, there’s plenty of action and the plot is not overly dramatic or filled with political machinations. It’s easy to listen to and understand what’s going on. Second, I came across this book well after several sequels had been published. I hate waiting a year to listen to the next book in a series. With this book, I did not have that problem.
Matthew Ready because of his overall leadership style.
I liked to scene where the destroyer men first encountered the cat-monkey people and waved. It was funny.
William Dufris brings Taylor Anderson's book to life. This is a keeper.
His vocal abilities were so wide and convincing.
Yes and wanted more.
I will definitely be purchasing more in this series.
The descriptive blurb about this book misled me inti believing it is about WW II. It is not; rather it is fantasy.
This is a pretty good story and narrated pretty well. I am looking forward to hearing the second book in the series once it comes out. I enjoyed this audiobook.
The start of a good series...great fun and interesting story line. As one who has studied the "real" history on which the story is based, the details are important and largely accurate. The sci-fi aspect is great as well. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Like my title eludes I found this book a little hard to get into but I'm so glad that I kept on listening because the meat of the book was definitely worth cracking through the hard exterior shell. I highly recommend this book to anyone over 17 but might shy away from the younger crowd do to some course language (no worries no f-bombs but a smattering of s and g-d bombs).
Characters are portrayed realistically by both the story and the narrator.
The ship's captain shoulders his burdens with insight, and just the right mix of compassion and authority.
He evoked the characters' temperaments with great realism.
amusing amorous scene between a boatswain's mate and a Lemurian
1. Some nautical words are not pronounced correctly (in particular: forecastle) - not a show stopper but annoying.
2. The ending leaves you hanging a bit too much. Most possibilities are rather grim.
I enormously enjoy nautical story telling, esp in a historical setting , like the British Navy in about 1800. This tale carries WW2 American Naval action well beyond its history and creates a sci-fi adventure every bit as entertaining as the old British Navy in action. Only negative I noted was it seemed more like a young readers book selection, employing very simple phrasing and sentences. All in all, tho, I look forward to the next book in this series as I enjoyed the author's use of his imagination..
Approaching the Home, Big Sail and first sea battle with the Grek.
Into the Storm: Destroyer Men
Just picked this book up a few days ago, after finishing the “The Lost Regiment” series. I was looking for a good adventure series, stumble across Destroyer Men and figured I would give it a try. Even though I’m not into battle ships or destroyer boats at all, the story was very solid and ended up being better than expected. I loved the character build, plot line and enjoyed the variety of characters in the book. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I Would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed “The Lost Regiment” or that likes Sci-fi adventures.