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Firestorm: Destroyermen, Book 6 | [Taylor Anderson]

Firestorm: Destroyermen, Book 6

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.
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Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Destroyermen series.

©2010 Taylor Anderson. (P)2011 Tantor

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    Don Memphis, TN, United States 11-13-12
    Don Memphis, TN, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Firestorm"
    If you could sum up Firestorm in three words, what would they be?

    was great listening


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Slvia -- he is such and gruff but loving character


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    Slvia


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Earth 2 Firestorm


    Any additional comments?

    Don't want the story to end yet!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Riverhills, Australia 11-05-12
    Simon Riverhills, Australia 11-05-12
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    "Love the whole of this series."

    Not my usual genre as I prefer military. Bought the first of these not knowing it was set on an alternate world.

    Got sucked into the story half way through the first book. Have listened to all 8 now and can;t wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Drewzilla VA 11-02-12
    Drewzilla VA 11-02-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Win, or perish."
    Would you listen to Firestorm again? Why?

    The story once again heats up dramatically as we see the strife between the tyrannical Holy Dominion which spans the west coast of the Americas in this alternate Earth as it seeks to purify the 'heretics' of the New Britain Empire and their newly forged allies of Matthew Reddy and crew.
    Meanwhile the out of sight Grik have new weapons at hand thanks to the their own Japanese alliance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jean-Guy Ninomiya-machi, Naka-gun, Japan 08-17-12
    Jean-Guy Ninomiya-machi, Naka-gun, Japan 08-17-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Firestorm the most enjoyable?

    Gripping story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    All the Limurians and Denis Silva


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    had a few sneakers


    Any additional comments?

    This series rivals David Drake's RCN Series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Rockland, MA., United States 08-09-12
    James Rockland, MA., United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Another link in a good chain of a story"
    Where does Firestorm rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It's entertaining. I find myself not wanting to stop listening when life invades my listening. It keeps me wanting to hear more.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Taylor Anderson? Why or why not?

    Yes. His stories keep my interest. It doesn't always go as I thought it would.


    What about William Dufris???s performance did you like?

    He's very good. You forget you are listening to a story. He really brings it alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept me wanting more. A smile or 2 might have escaped during the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand the need to recap in every book, but it gets exhausting. i would prefer that the author spent more time telling the current story and less time retelling the previous books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William 03-11-12
    William 03-11-12

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    "Love Taylor's Books!"

    I would have given this 5 stars across the board as I love this series and the author ( a nice fellow, BTW, I have exchanged email with him regarding e-book availability).

    Maybe it is just me, but I always find it distracting when a book that contains both male and female characters has only a male or only a female narrator. It tends to take one out of the story and therefore impacts negatively on the book.

    For some books (mostly non-fiction) where there are no real characters, it does not matter what the sex of the narrator is, as long as they are good, but for most fiction both a male and a female narrator are needed. I know it costs more and I, for one, would be willing to pay more!

    So I may buy the next book in the series in eBook form unless the narration is properly split.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David corpus christi, TX, United States 03-08-12
    David corpus christi, TX, United States 03-08-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Loved Previous Books"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't know what happened but this book completely lost its way. Their is absolutely no plot or organized story anymore. Its just a bunch of micro stories that don't fit together. I was confused thru the whole thing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Taylor Anderson again?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barry soldotna, AK, United States 02-02-12
    Barry soldotna, AK, United States 02-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Series matures"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Building to a climatic event. The characters have matured in the writing as the series has gone on. The story line is cleaner even with the different fronts and stories contained within the overal book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 11-23-11
    Jim 11-23-11
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    Tired story line, why did I listen I keep asking myself. I guess the first 3 in the series kept me in up to this point but never again.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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