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Maelstrom: Destroyermen, Book 3 | [Taylor Anderson]

Maelstrom: Destroyermen, Book 3

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the U.S.S. Walker, are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come, searching for resources to support their forces - even as they look for allies to join their struggle.
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Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the U.S.S. Walker, are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come, searching for resources to support their forces - even as they look for allies to join their struggle.

Meanwhile, the Japanese juggernaut Amagi, also trapped in this strange world, is under Grik control---with her fanatical commander approaching madness. And soon they will have amassed a force that no amount of firepower and technology will be able to stop.As the raging conflict approaches, Reddy, his crew, his allies, and his loved ones face annihilation. But if there is one thing they have learned about their new world, it is that hope - and help - may be just over the horizon.

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Destroyermen series.

©2008 Taylor Anderson; (P)2009 Tantor

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    Luv2Read 11-04-09
    Luv2Read 11-04-09

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    "As bad as the first two were good"

    I can't remember when a book has disappointed me as much as this one did. In the first two books the author developed characters and plot lines that were original and interesting. In this book the monologues, dialogues and mental monologues drag on and on. You could skip the first half of the book and miss nothing at all. Then when the final battle comes in drags on and on in such confusing detail you reach the point where you don't care anymore who wins just as long as it will get over. I finally ended up listening to hours of it in the background as I did other things. It's as if the author has fallen so in love with the world he has created that he is rapped up in minutia that only he could care about.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 03-02-10
    Jim 03-02-10
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    "Boring"

    Loved the first, liked the second. I find the third barely tolerable. Did I really pay for this, what was I thinking. Winded, repetitive, became so contrived and I found the story to fall apart.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 04-23-15
    Daniel 04-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Series Without Fail"

    This epic doesn't lose steam for even a minute. Incredible behind description with heartbreaking war tragedy and twists at every chapter. Unbelievable.

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    Joey BREWER, ME, United States 01-13-15
    Joey BREWER, ME, United States 01-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Leaves you hungry for more!"

    Series is difficult to continue. This one however seems to be continued with effortless after three books I am convinced that the rest of the series will be just as good as the first

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    Carol 04-21-14
    Carol 04-21-14
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    "So far so good"

    Story line follows and adventure is end to end. What's next, a good question. Can something from the future be next? Keep reading you will enjoy it.

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    Jeffrey Sherman, CT, United States 03-18-13
    Jeffrey Sherman, CT, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My Commute Addiction"
    What did you love best about Maelstrom?

    I drive at least 2-3 hours a day and have been listening to Taylor Anderson's Destroyermen series. I simply can't get enough - I used to dread my commute time, but now I look forward to every chance I get to listen. I've even exchanged my music list while jogging for more time to listen to these stories. Dufris is amazing as the narrator; he has brought each of the characters alive. I will be incredibly sad when I have completed the series (and will likely grieve by listening to them all over again!!!). I'm simply addicted to this story and hope Mr. Anderson has no plans to stop the series any time soon.


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    Richard Riverview, FL, United States 02-25-13
    Richard Riverview, FL, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011

    Love to read or listen....busy all of the time except when I am out and about....

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    "Maelstrom Redefines Science Fiction"
    Where does Maelstrom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ahead of the rest, but not number one


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Maelstrom?

    The last third of the book when the planning all comes together


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The coming together of Becky the strip lizard with the crew.....


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

    Book made me laugh in many different locations through out the book....it was fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like the rehashing of the features of the past book....

    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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    "The tension builds and confrontation looms"
    What made the experience of listening to Maelstrom the most enjoyable?

    The whole alternate Earth landscape adds to the mystery and beauty of this series, always injecting itself into the strife and battles that occur, a menacing factor that seems to be just below the surface, ready to gobble up any hapless victim or straggler that falls behind. This book accounts for both sides of this other worldly struggle, as a defeated Grik force, amasses its forces for a confrontation with the formerly peaceful Lemurians


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dennis Silva, a slapstick naval officer with charismatic charm to heighten your sense of patriotism and loyalty to ones fellow crew mates. His character immerses you into his shoes as you are living the role.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    Dufris is spot on in maintaining a distinct voice for nearly all characters, even the somewhat mindless Grik are differentiated in their speeches.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely eager to never stop listening, this makes my daily commute to work so enjoyable and time just whisks by as the story progresses.


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    Nils heber, UT, United States 10-28-12
    Nils heber, UT, United States 10-28-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Boring and slow"

    I really liked the first two books in this series. This one was really slow and boring. Did not finish it. Lousy follow up book.

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    Winston 09-17-12
    Winston 09-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Should have been part of another book in the serie"

    This book seemed to have been broken off of another book - seems to not have any actual story other than to roll of the first and lead into the 3rd book

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