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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cranky old fart
Hey, it's a great series to listen to while you are running down the road, and this installment is actually one of the better ones, although Anderson does tend to get bogged down in character development a little more than I care for.
He has a pretty good grasp of tactics and a great wealth of knowledge regarding seagoing minutia making the books a great listen. I keep buying them, so they have to be pretty good. I'd like to see a lot less talk and a little more action.
Mr. Dufris does a good job. Very consistent in the overall cadence and tone of the story.
If you are looking for a fun series to listen to, one not requiring any "in depth" thinking about, this is a great one, especially if you enjoy a good war story.
I love this series, this book was not the best in the series, but it was well written as I have come to except from Taylor Anderson. As always this book left me wanting the next book to come out. Generally I hate series because of this fact, but this one has pulled me in. The narrative was what I have come to expect.
This is hard to answer since they are all great, personally I love the time period these characters are set in. World War two was a hard time for America and this book demonstrates the determination that the men and women of this time period possess.
I liked them all.
They better not make a movie, they would ruin the story, it's way too big for the movies.
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