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.
From the way she acts when I take them off, I've a feeling my baby girl thinks I have headphones graphed to my skull.
This is a wonderful, well writen adventure that has the makings of a real classic. Imagine you are crew on an elderly American destroyer caught up in world war II and are hopelessly running for your life from more powerful Japanese ships. Then pass through a strange storm and find yourself on an alternate earth, where everything on land and sea is trying to eat you and Ewoks are being warred on by monsters. but both sides have only wooden ships with sails and no one knows about gunpowder. I loved it! My only complaint is the abruptness of the ending, mostly because I wanted more. I already downloaded book 2.
I'm a Big fan of Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I don't have a long history with reading books but most of what i find is enjoyable. My favorite series i have ever come across is Dresden Files.
This series is a compelling story of a WW2 US navy destroyer sent through to an alternate reality. Everything is different and way more deadly. The sailors make an ally and a enemy along the way. The Grik are pure predators wanting to eat and kill everything in its path. The Lemurians are peaceful human like creatures with attributes of cats and monkeys. They ally with the destroyermen to fight for survival.
The story i would say isn't anything really unique, the bad and good guys are obvious and so on. However the characters are great, and the new world is scary and exciting. The destroyermen are from the 1940s bringing up issues and ideals from that time. It's exciting how the destroyermen plan to fight on with limited ammo and fuel with no known resupply. The overall series is vastly enjoyable and this book is a great introduction.
What makes me really enjoy listening though is the narrator, oh William Dufris... I wish he could do every audiobook. This series has at least 30 different recurring characters and William seems to have a unique voice for every single one. Roughly half of them are human, the rest have a reptilian voice (grik) and a feline voice (Lemurians). For each of these races the unique characters have unique voices... I have to say this story wouldn't be nearly as entertaining if read from a book versus Mr. Dufris.