Yes I'd listen to this again, the story is riveting as the in essence "calm before the storm" culminates to the transport of this expendable WW2 weary group of destroyers to a parallel world where mankind never evolved and dinosaurs and dangerous creatures roam the lands and seas. I'd read this again easily to see how the characters transform and adapt to the new life, where they are not the apex predator.
The USS Walker coming to the aid of the Lemurians as they repel a Grik onslaught
Walker's first encounter with the primitive life that inhabits this alternate Earth...namely rescuing the Japanese from the mouth of the grikaka and flasher fish.
Not the best audiobook but not the worst, I good solid book.
The unfolding of the characters personalities especial the Captain
I like William Dufris's voice and his very good impersonations of the characters though I did giggle at his women's voices. But a very good performance I will listen to him again.
a surprisingly well-written sci-fi, alternative history sort of story. It's the author's knowledge of the workings of an old destroyer and it's crew that fleshes this story out and makes it so compelling to listen to. Well read, too.
Capt of the Walker (commander of the destroyer), and the flexible Chaq, but hey, listen for yourself. It's kinda a boy story, being military and all, but it's a good one. One that would not disappoint on a long car trip.
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.
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).