In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, the crew of the USS Walker, and their allies battle an ever-growing host of enemies across the globe in a desperate battle for freedom.
War has engulfed the other earth. With every hard-won victory and painful defeat, Matt Reddy and the Allies encounter more friends-and even more diabolical enemies. Even, at last, in the arms of the woman he loves, there is little peace for Reddy. The vast sea, and the scope of the conflict, have trapped him too far away to help on either front, but that doesn't mean he and Walker can rest. Cutting short his "honeymoon," Reddy sails off in pursuit of Hidoiame, a rogue Japanese destroyer that is wreaking havoc in Allied seas. Now that Walker is armed with the latest "new" technology, he hopes his battle-tested four-stacker has an even chance in a straight-up fight against the bigger ship - and he means to take her on.
Elsewhere, the long-awaited invasion of Grik "Indiaa" has begun, and the Human-Lemurian Alliance is pushing back against the twisted might of the Dominion. The diplomatic waters seethe with treachery and a final, terrible plot explodes in the Empire of New Britain Isles. Worse, the savage Grik have also mastered "new" technologies and strategies. Their fleet of monstrous ironclads - and an army two years in the making-are finally massing to strike.
©2012 Taylor Anderson (P)2012 Tantor
Unless I'm mistaken there were a couple of battles that were rehashed from other books in the series. (IMHO). That was why I gave the story 3stars instead of 4. Other than that it was a very entertaining book.
William Dufris continues to do excellent work.
The characters are all well defined, sometimes predictable, but still providing a good storyline
As I said, I have never really been a sci-fi fan, but this series has gripped my imagination. About the only downside that I have had a issue with is that in Iron Grey Sea, the audio level was a lot lower. I drive a truck for a living, so I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and books 1 thru 6 were fine, but this one was so hard to hear over the truck noise.
I really enjoyed all the characters and the story line is interesting with a parallel to our own WW11 experiences from hind sight
Many, want to read the next one hopes Mr Anderson will continue writing and give us more of the story closer to the end
This reader is remarkable in his wide range of characters, I liked them all
Lost battles Lost worlds
Look forward to getting the next book, enjoyed the story line and the characters
Yes. Love the narrator and I'm a sucker for alternate reality books.
I really enjoyed the flow of the story and how the narrator handles multiple characters. I've heard all of the other books in the series and have come to feel as if the characters are old friends. I particularly love his portrayal of Silva..the lovable rogue of the bunch.
No, but I plan to.
So I recently finished the last published book in the series and i am still hungry for more. The story closely resembles another series a gratly enjoyed " The Lost Regiment". I like the dynamic between the main characters and also the flow of the book was very smooth, never realy felt lost while reading this series. I love the British guy who is always talking about the animals and plants on the new world, what a fun character. The only rip I have on this series now that I have finished book nine is that there were sevral parts that were just plain slow or unneeded. Love the series as a whole and cant wait for the next book which I think comes out in the summer of 2013.
The story seems to be getting larger, to the point that an end to it would be much more difficult to write within one book.
The most interesting aspect to me is the events described in the epilogue.
My favorite character, as performed, is Silva.
This book does not inspire me to do anything.
There is no obvious end in sight for this storyline. Feeling this way after book 7 in a series worries me about the authors ability to finish the storyline.
I have listened to all of the books in this series and have enjoyed them very much up to this point but even with the book before this one the story line is getting a bit long in the tooth for me. Each book seems to now be just more of the same except now there are multiple grounds to keep track of.
The Iron Grey Sea stays right on track. It fits in wonderfully with the previous books and still keeps you guessing what is up next. The Griks and the Japanese still linger and the battle is far from over. Keep it up Taylor. You're great.
I am going to give this series one more shot. However I need some closure with some of the plot lines. Anderson keeps adding and adding without giving closure or even a measure of satisfaction to the reader.
I enjoy the characters and the world that the author has created. I'd like to feel that we're getting somewhere.
It keep me entertain. Every time I listen to it I always seem to be missing a part.
The way the old ship always makes it back.
One of them
If you have not listen or read the other books, do so. That way you will know what is going on.
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