Stuck in an alternate universe during World War II, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy of the U.S.S. Walker has found an unlikely but invaluable ally in Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy. And now they are united in their desire to hunt down the traitor who abducted two women both men would die to protect: Reddy's love, nurse Sandra Tucker, and young Princess Rebecca of the New British Empire. But first they have a new battle to win.
However, this battle will not be fought with broadsides and broadswords, but with cunning and intrigue. For when Reddy and Jenks report the situation to the New Britain Company, they are met with scorn and disbelief. It soon becomes obvious that the ruthless Company is attempting to overthrow the Imperial Throne - and that someone involved knows where Sandra and Rebecca are. From the halls of power to the ballrooms of the nobility, Reddy must navigate through a tempest of politics, deception, and betrayal if he is ever going to save the hostages and live to fight another day.
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©2010 Taylor Anderson (P)2011 Tantor
I get bogged down in the battle scenes, don't care much for William Dufris, sometimes come across a minor anachonism, but cannot stop listening to these adventures or caring about an absolutely crazy cast of characters!
I love this entire series, and Rising Tides doesn't let you down. If you are jsut starting the series and are looking forward to the reviews of the later books, read no more. I can tell you that this is a series worth starting and finishing.
When is the next book coming out?!
Rising Tides: Destroyermen, Book 5 by Taylor Anderson is a solid book. But it feels like you are treading water, because overall the story is taking its sweet time in developing. I still have high hopes and at this point I am quite invested in the characters in series and am curious how things will progress.
This really felt like a development book, setting up the next couple of books for some bang up, drag out fights. Not to say that the book is totally devoid of action, but the biggest danger in this book really came from nature (rouge waves, volcano's) and not from the Grik or to a lesser degree the New Dominion.
The fun (but sometimes dragging part) of this story is that there are number of diverse story lines all running concurrently. CPT Reddy and the Walker visiting New Britain, Sandra and the Princess still shipwrecked, the recovery of the ship full of P-40E's, the attempts to recover S-19, and the ongoing campaign against the Grik. Add in the nature of slow travel and sheer size of the Pacific and things are going to slow down.
That said, I will buying the next novel shortly. Great writing style and even when it is slow it is still a great read with engaging characters and societies.
These 5 books are one of the best I heard in years. well writen, great story line.
William you realy put me in the mood to lisen, can't stop. I get into trouble with wife for lisening too long.
could put the player down
But I lost where is the book 6? hanging on! plaese make the story finish, don't leave us fans hanging!!!!
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I love this series and i hope there is more, like a book six. But you have to start at book one to understand, the story.
wasn't a huge fan of the performance on the end of the reader, I found at times that his accents were difficult to listen to, but he did an acceptable performance. the material is phenomenal.
This is a great addition to this series in which American and Japanese ships from WWII have gone through a warp to a parallel world filled with strange creatures and a cannibalistic enemy, the Grik. I like facing the adventures in this strange world with these wonderful, quirky characters. The story had me laughing out loud when the Americans were introduced to the British Governor. At another part I was near tears as struggles to complete a mission turned to tragedy.
There is interesting detail of munitions, replacing supplies of weapons and transport, ships and aircraft, as well as battle strategy that I find fascinating. There is also plenty of action to keep the listener interested. Taylor does a great job of making the characters full and real. One or two of the events are in the nature of miracles, but, hey - I believe in miracles! And not all of it has happy endings as this is full of war and struggling in hostile environments.
Audio Notes: Dufris does a fabulous job building on the real characters by giving them believable accents full of nuances and emotion. His narration is remarkable and definitely enhances the reading enjoyment for me. I am excited to listen/read on to book 6!
(More details of the storyline available on my blog review.)
This engaging story just got more complex. Love the humor and drama. Very touching ending! I can't wait for the next one.
Anderson has done another exciting book in #5 of the destroyermen series. From the title, I assumed that it would be a connecting book between the set up last book and whatever comes in the next one; I was not disappointed. Author balances several plot lines and finally brings a couple of them together at the end while cementing future actions. Where is book #6?
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