I enjoyed the book quite a lot. It's a little 'Dirk Pitt'ish with things being accomplished in very short period of time but in all quite good.
Enjoyed the storyline and the battle tactics. Industrial capacity sure helps when pressed. Not sure "modern" man could fair as well as the Yanks.
Suspense, Dramatic, Adrenaline
Hawthorne--He undergoes a dramatic transformation throughout the story.
Lawlor does a great job. In fact I'm thrilled he narrates the entire series. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. This is even though I've already read the entire series twice.
I would have loved to do so but I'm WAY too busy for that. However, it was hard to turn off.
The similarities between this book and the Destroyermen series are just amazing! I'm sure neither author was aware of the other, but the number of congruent plot details is quite fun to note.
I found this book was fun to listen to as a stand-alone series, but I found myself wishing that I was listening to the next book in the Destroyermen series, instead. (Which isn't really fair to Rally Cry as I prefer the WWII era).
I think that if you're into the Civil War era and SciFi/Fantasy, then you would like this book.
I'll probably get the next book in the series, sometime.
71 year old avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books. I also keep in mind that you have to kiss frogs to find princes - time's too short to bother with losers.
This might have been a good listen but I couldn't get far enough into it to find out. The narrator is bland and sounds like he's reading rather than telling a story. I've read one other by this author (try One Second After - great read) so I thought I'd give this a try (and it was on sale). And I often try books by really prolific authors figuring that if lots of his stuff gets published there must be something there.
Sorry, Mr. Forstchen, I can't waste my time on books I'm not enjoying.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
Action Courage Pride
Too many to mention liked them all
When the damn is a weapon
Yankees in time
Liked the story line and will read some more
I fell in love with this series from the first book. The plot line moves quick and captivates at every new encounter. Both good and bad characters were fun to get to know and made this a very interesting read when wars and disputes broke out. Anyone that likes adventure and exploration books will certainly like listening to this.
Middle aged Male, lives in England, works for US Government.
It was a very intersting and unique storyline.
Abdrew Keane was a COL in the Union army transprted to a world in which humans were cattle. He decides not to play the game with the local humans and fights back.
I don't think I would. His voice was a bit odd for me. Although I still got into the story but it just keep rubbing me the wrong way. Kind of like a Nat that just won't go away. I hate to be harsh but I am not sure he was the best choice for the narration.
Transported to a world where man is cattle, these humans bring guns to a sword fight.
This was a great book with ok narration.
My taste vary. I love a good, blood stained horror, but also a well written kids story. Lots of Sci-Fi, but also Hist. Fiction. No boring!!!
This is a planet that has all of earth's war like people from the past (Mayans, Romans, Russians, etc.) All of these war like communities are treated like cattle by the natives who are similar to Klingons. Spike TV's Versus on a grand scale. The natives are 8 to 10 feet tall, eat human flesh and keep humans as pets.
The novel starts out with promise, then gets bogged down in the details of starting a colony and industrialization. There is a lousy attempt at a romance (WF really needs hlep in this area). There is a bunch of patriotic speeches to the point of nausea. The regiment is mostly from Maine and are glorified as the perfect regiment. Almost every man is the perfect solider. This is counter to how the Maine regiment was pictured in Shaara's Gettysburg. In Gettysburg they signed up for like two months and when the crops where ready for harvest they were ready to desert. A few other things bother me, such as the Colonel finding out who was responsible for the death and torture of several of his men and instead of killing the man, he threatens him.
If you buy the book and toward the middle you want to quit like I did, hold on or fast forward to chapter 14. When the Yankee's take on the Tugar's then the book gets good. While most of the book dragged on and felt like it was written by a ten year old, the last three to four hours went by fast. WF's strength is in battle scenes and war strategy, he does this better then almost anyone.
If the rest of the series goes on sale like this book was, then I might listen to them, but I will not be paying full price.
I have only read a couple of Harry Turtledove's books, but he writes books on similar themes and I believe him to be a better writer.
Like a kid mismatching toys from a mass box, wonder no more what might happen when you match a regiment of Union troops against a vast horde of 10 foot man eating alien mongols.
Several genuinely likable characters, not-too-pretentious on the abolitionist/freedom side and certainly NOT the bald faced hubris you'd find in stuff like 300. Some peeps grumble about an excess of grimly this n sullenly that but listening through it I didn't even notice. If you came to Rally Cry for the battles (see the toy box above) you won't be dissappointed.
The narrator definitely took some getting used to. It wasn't till halfway in I finally decided I could live with him. Maybe a 3/5 narration. The other reviews are spot on that his 'standard' voice is lacking, but Lawlor does sound much better when he kicks in the accented characters.