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Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1 | [Taylor Anderson]

Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1

Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.
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Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

Familiar landmarks appear, but the water teems with monstrous, vicious fish. And there appear to be dinosaurs grazing on the plains of Bali. Gradually Matt and his crew must accept the fact that they are in an alternate world---and they are not alone. Humans have not evolved, but two other species have. And they are at war.

With its steam power and weaponry, the Walker's very existence could alter the balance of power. And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear: They must decide whose side they're on. Because whoever they choose to side with is the winner.

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Destroyermen series.

©2008 Taylor Anderson (P)2008 Tantor

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    John Huntington Beach, CA, United States 07-10-10
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    "Looking forward to book 2"

    Great characters, an interesting adventure and excellent narration. I will probably go right to the next book. The only surprise was that the ending almost requires you to go on to the next book. The ending seemed to cut off in the middle of the adventure without a conclusion. Still, well worth the credit. Just get ready to get all 4 books if you like the first one.

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    paul big pine, CA, United States 03-04-10
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    "enough"

    It's the first book of a series I won't be pursuing. The premise has run far enough in this 3-part narrative for me: the initial engagement of the absurd premise has worn off, and the promise of upcoming conflicts with the coming-to-focus distant enemy doesn't, for me, promise enough to make me continue.

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    Good read. Didn't like the narration at first, but it improved quickly enough. I'm buying the next one.

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    Charles Calhan, CO, USA 01-20-09
    Charles Calhan, CO, USA 01-20-09 Member Since 2009
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    Bringing historical times into a another dimension in a very creative format. I was looking for a book with more hours than normal and picked this because it seemed to be interesting, I liked it,

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    Sally Andrews United States 04-28-11
    Sally Andrews United States 04-28-11 Member Since 2013

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    I kept trying to get into the story but I did not care for any of the one dimensional stock characters nor was I interested in what they were doing.

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    Doug Hamden, CT, United States 04-24-11
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    "Couldnt finish"

    I Couldn't finish this book. I found the narrators voice inflections so annoying that I had to shut it off. I am real sorry I bought the first two books right off the bat, no I have two credits wasted.

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    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 10-10-10
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    Loved this book. The story is great I liked the characters. The naration is excellent.

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    Alan Venable Wauconda, WA , USA 08-12-10
    Alan Venable Wauconda, WA , USA 08-12-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Poor Narration"

    I am surprised and disappointed that the Taylor Anderson doesn't know how to pronounce a simple conatraction - and there are many in this story. He sounds like a small child that hasn't learned how to speak correctly.

    Rather than "couldn't" he says "coulddent" and "wouldn't" he pronounces as "woulddent". Alwasy adding an additional "d" and "e" in the word.

    Because there are so many contractions in the book, it is very annoying and ruins the story. The narration makes the story come alive normally but not in this case.

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    Luvs2Read09 Fayetteville, NC USA 07-02-10
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    "Great!!"

    This is a great story with wonderful characters. I really enjoyed it! I am always so hesitant to buy books by authors that I havn't read before but I'm glad I took a chance on this one.

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    This is one of those books that I was upset when it ended. Very well read, found myself sitting in my car for an hour after I parked..

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