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Rally Cry Audiobook

Rally Cry: The Lost Regiment, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Union Colonel Andrew Keane led his blue-coated soldiers aboard the transport ship, he could not have foreseen that their next port of call would be neither in the North nor the South, but on an alternate world where no human was free. Storm-swept through a space-time warp, Keane's regiment was shipwrecked in an alien land, a land where all that stood between them and destruction was the power of rifles over swords, spears, and crossbows.

Into this serfdom ruled by nobles and the Church, Keane and his men brought the radical ideas of freedom, equality, and democracy, and a technology centuries ahead of the world they must now call home. Yet all their knowledge and training might not save them from the true rulers there, creatures to whom all humans were mere cattle, bred for sacrifice!

©1990 William R. Forstchen; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Some of the best adventure writing in years!" (Science Fiction Chronicle)

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    Peter Camp Springs, Maryland, United States 06-19-11
    Peter Camp Springs, Maryland, United States 06-19-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Solid entertainment, civil war era flavored"

    Like a kid mismatching toys from a mass box, wonder no more what might happen when you match a regiment of Union troops against a vast horde of 10 foot man eating alien mongols.

    Several genuinely likable characters, not-too-pretentious on the abolitionist/freedom side and certainly NOT the bald faced hubris you'd find in stuff like 300. Some peeps grumble about an excess of grimly this n sullenly that but listening through it I didn't even notice. If you came to Rally Cry for the battles (see the toy box above) you won't be dissappointed.

    The narrator definitely took some getting used to. It wasn't till halfway in I finally decided I could live with him. Maybe a 3/5 narration. The other reviews are spot on that his 'standard' voice is lacking, but Lawlor does sound much better when he kicks in the accented characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jerry 04-15-11
    Jerry 04-15-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Accept the time/space travel premise in the beginning and everything else is logical, well thought out and very well written

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    Jon Ringwood, Australia 04-04-11
    Jon Ringwood, Australia 04-04-11 Member Since 2006
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    "All I expected .. and more!"

    I love "what if?" stories, and this series is among the best. Well plotted and great description.
    Best feature = the convincingly detailed descriptions of battles, which are obviously strongly influenced by Civil War battles. The author zooms in and out between the whole battle and individual struglles almost like a movie.
    Worst feature = the treatment of defeated native foes. I am part native Australian and the treatment of my ancestors was of it's time, but now is so saddening. The 35th Maine in the books treats defeated natives in like fashion. But to give the author his due, that was exactly the way it was done in the nineteenth century.
    Summary = We ll worth the time and money for the complete series.

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    Charles 03-06-11
    Charles 03-06-11
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    "Aweful just aweful!"

    Avoid this book as it is not worth the time or money. It is the worst audio purchase I have ever made.

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    Tyrone T. Crockett Rowlett, TX United States 11-30-10
    Tyrone T. Crockett Rowlett, TX United States 11-30-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Time Travel Historical Fiction"

    I have just found this sub-genre. It is awesome. I like the pace of the book and the style of Forstchen's writing.

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    Bapário Louisville 11-05-10
    Bapário Louisville 11-05-10 Member Since 2005

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    "Excellent Historical Science Fiction!"

    As a long-time Audible member with almost 300 titles, I found this book to one of the most interesting and engaging that I've experienced to date. Granted, I enjoy both Science Fiction and History titles, usually as a change of pace from mysteries and thrillers, and I found this one to be one wild trip. The characters are well developed and at the end of the book I almost felt that I knew them. Exciting battles, engaging characters along with a great storyline make for a great listen. Although fairly long, it seemed to be at it's end all too quickly. I might caution listeners that this book can be somewhat graphic about humans being used as food i.e. cattle, and the author spares no details, however harrowing about this aspect of the story.

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    Robert Trophy Club, TX, USA 09-11-07
    Robert Trophy Club, TX, USA 09-11-07 Member Since 2013

    Sci-Fi fan extraordinaire! Not Fantasy; just Sci-Fi.

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    "Fun Listen"

    I have enjoyed reading this series and enjoyed this "Listen". It kept one enthralled. Would like to see the other books come on line.

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    Dave Norway, ME, USA 02-23-06
    Dave Norway, ME, USA 02-23-06
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    "rally cry"

    i liked the book,i have all 8books and hope to see all of them on audiobook.thanks

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Grifton, NC, USA 07-11-06
    Dennis Grifton, NC, USA 07-11-06 Member Since 2009
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    "Rally Cry"

    Rally Cry is probobly the best book i have ever read. I have searched everywhere online for the audio versons of the rest of the books in the series. I would gladly pay hundreds of dollars to have them. That is how good this book is.

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    Bill Austin, TX, USA 02-17-06
    Bill Austin, TX, USA 02-17-06
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    "Rally Cry"

    one of the best book I've heard

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