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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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    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 08-03-10
    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 08-03-10 Member Since 2009

    Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.

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    "Not bad not great"

    I find little to recommend here except that it is action-packed. For me, there needs to be much more. It was not badly written nor was it great. At my age, I only have time for the great ones. I was not blown away by anything unique or compelling. I was not drawn to any of the characters particularly. The plot was predictable and not once was I surprised by the story or the characters. This is only the first book in a series and perhaps things get better but I will not get sucked into that trap again. I read through 4 of Robert Jordan's Wheel of TIme series before I realized things never got better than the first book.

    If you're just looking to kill time, it's not a bad book but there are plenty of great ones I haven't gotten to yet.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Noe Edinburg, TX, United States 12-10-09
    Noe Edinburg, TX, United States 12-10-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Gem of a little story."

    More fantasy than sci-fi, this well-written story hearkens back to the 1980 movie "The Final Countdown." In both tales, a U.S. naval vessel is suddenly transported back into time and/or a parallel dimension. I had a little trouble at first getting into this book but ended up finding it surprisingly engaging. It was reminiscent of Burroughs' John Carter series with a bit of J.R.R. Tolkien thrown in.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Big Troy 02-24-09
    Big Troy 02-24-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Just Plain Fun"

    This book was a very entertaining read, with excellent narration and good pacing. Im usually not a fan of alternate history but this series is a blast. If you like naval fiction, or military fiction in general you will have a lot of fun with the destroyermen series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 02-11-10
    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 02-11-10 Member Since 2009

    I love books a lot

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    "Great Story!!!"

    I really enjoyed book one. I will be using my a my one credit on book two. If you are in to sci-fi and and parallel dimensions, this book is for you. I thank this series will become one of the best ever. Taylor Anderson is a good writer, and William Dufris is very good at telling the story.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Frisco, TX, USA 03-06-09
    Michael Frisco, TX, USA 03-06-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Great Story, Fantastic Action"

    The author has done an amazing job of bringing the characters to life, and the battle scenes are riveting and exciting. This is a great book and I hope there are many more in the series.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joki Helsinki 06-16-13
    Joki Helsinki 06-16-13 Member Since 2008
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    I really wanted to enjoy this more - but I just had too hard a time getting into it. I think it has to do with a pet peeve in sci fi when the author gives us the perspective of the aliens and what they are thinking. It always comes out sounding too anthropomorphic and, well, human.

    I got half way through it and didn't finish it. It just didn't interest me - not the human nor the alien characters.

    The narrator on this was fine. I just wish his accent for the main character, a Texan, didn't sound so much like a bad George Bush impersonation.

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    Thomas goleta, CA, United States 02-14-12
    Thomas goleta, CA, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2007
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    What did you love best about Into the Storm?

    I took a chance on this book and was very surprised, I'm buying the second book in the series today. I've read the Newt Gingrich alternative US history series and loved them so much that when I saw


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like the Lemurian characters and their reactions to the U.S. sailors. The story is built upon the foundation of the sharing of these two cultures.


    Have you listened to any of William Dufris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is the first. His style is well suited to this story.


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

    An epic story of survival and fellowship.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 04-07-12
    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 04-07-12 Member Since 2008

    Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!

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    "A Little Warning Please. THIS BOOK IS FOR CHILDREN"

    First off, I think Audible should implement a new rule, where if you're this irritated by a book, they should DONATE your credit to a worthy charity somehwere. What I'm about to write only applies to this book as an ADULT review. As a children's book, I'm sure this waste would be quite highly rated. I could certainly see how a 10-yr old with little/no expectations of original story, interesting characters, and somewhat believable premise would love a work of fiction such as this.

    However, if you are over 10 yrs old, have an IQ north of 70, and have ever read any book relating to WWII or Sci Fi, skip this one. It will set you back intellectually to a place where only the most depraved souls linger. The story is not original at all, the lack of details is truly atrocious (both characters, language, and setting), and the characters are so shallow and dull that they will mean absolutely nothing to you.

    Again, this is an adult's perspective on this book. I'm sure there are children out there that would think this book is the greatest thing since Harry Potter. I just wish these people (Audible) would've warned me, in the description of the book. "WARNING: FOR KIDS" would have been nice.

    I tried to keep this review spoiler free, but there is one last thing... If you're going to put a "Sea Monster" in your story, make it scary, original, and interesting. Otherwise, LET US KNOW they're purely in there for kids! Let us know this ON THE COVER OF THE BOOK! The monsters/creatures in this book are obviously written for children, and I couldn't believe the level of juvenile absurdity I was listening to. I wish I could get a refund for this one.

    The narrator is great. Clearly, he did the best with what he was given.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Kent Gulfport, MS USA 06-06-09
    Bruce Kent Gulfport, MS USA 06-06-09 Member Since 2006

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    "Riveting Read, Numb Narration"

    From the very first, the author sucks you right into the most improbable situations and causes your suspension of disbelief,to flow seamlessly. Whether you're a fan of naval action or a sci-fi nut, (or both like me), you can effortlessly forgo reality and take an escape. The author weaves the technology of a US Navy, 1919 WICKES Class destroyer into an entire world, all of his own creation. The sole problem is the failure of the narrator to do his homework to learn how to pronounce simple naval and military terms properly. Someone needs to explain to Mr. Dufris that a B.A.R., (Browning Automatic Rifle), is not a 'public house', and so isn't pronounced, "bar", and that the front of a ship, the fo'c's'le, differs from a "focksall" or a "foxhole". His constant and nerve grating mispronunciations through ALL 3 books ought to have been caught by the producers. These are only 2 examples of everyday terms that are consistently mangled by the narrator to the detriment of an otherwise excellent story. The flow of the story is significantly effected by the narrator's ignorance of things both Naval and military, making it all too obvious that all 3 books were recorded at the same time - and that the producers didn't really care.

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    K. Waters 03-12-10
    K. Waters 03-12-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story and a fantastic narrator"

    But, there's a lot of foul language. If that kind of stuff doesn't bother you, then you owe it to yourself to get this book.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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