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
A good book and redemption from last book. He is no S. King and does not turn out good books each and every time, this is a winner.
It will be interesting to see if the next one is thrown in or thoughtfully written.
I like the series very much but some have a loss of cohesion and too much filler.
The background universe and refreshing story
I have to go back and get the earlier books. To refresh my memory. Silva is a hoot and I want to see more of his development. It's very nice to find books not openly dismissive of basic American values. This series is about freedom.
Well the saga continues! I am happy that the story and the author's imagination continue to rock along without any depreciation in quality. We are introduced to more humans in this installment. I have to say that the narrator's talent is up to the task of providing the many dramatic voices for this novel. His performance is top notch and I have wondered how much I would enjoy reading the printed version as opposed to the audio version. I really like the audio. I now go to the Amazon website and "look inside" the printed versions to bring up maps and sketches that are included in the books, but the audio versions don't include. I photograph my computer screen with my camera and then print the photo so I can have a map. The world of the destroyer men is ever expanding and the maps are becoming necessary to appreciate the story - I still don't know why the audio books don't have a PDF file of the maps included. However, this installment carries the story and the world farther than I thought possible, but the author, as usual, did it in spectacular fashion. I just wonder how many more books he'll be able to write. I suppose that it could be an infinite number.
The characters and their adventures especially Dennis Silva
Yes. Enjoyable story with a great narrator.
William mixes up his voices well and seems to enjoy his work.
Survival moments were well done.
The story needs to end sometime. It's starting to become a story with no ending.
Absolutely! I love alternative history and science fiction. This is the best of both worlds. World War II is a favorite of mine and quantum physics is a great way to bring about a change in history.
It was a continuing story that gave you a chance to get to know and form an attachment to the charachters.
My favorite, i guess, was the irrepressible Dennis Sylva.
It made me do both in turn as you experienced the continuing struggles of the main characters with whom you had formed a bond.
Dennis Silva's escape from the traitorous New Britain Company henchmen, and fighting to survive on a truly hostile land over a thousand miles from rescue all the while trying to keep Princess Rebecca and Sandra Tucker alive another day.
Emotion and character depth brought to life.
the story and characters are so cryptic that if you don't already now everyone and everything that has preceded this book you will be lost and bored.
Who doesn't love a great series that is imaginative, well written, with wonderful characters and lots of action? i listen or read two or three books a week and am always on the lookout for good, entertaining series. These characters are so vivid that I become totally enveloped in the alternative world. Imaginative entertainment for adults. Well produced and well worth the credits for the series.
Great imaginative story. Taylor has a reservoir of great ideas. It's a very John Wayne western disguised in sic fi, with fun, accurate, technical flourishes. Mr. Dufris is beyond excellent as a narrator. I will be sad to find the ending.
I have really enjoyed the Destroyermen series; with its epic battles, fights for survival, nation building. It is a grand story told on a grand scale. However I find myself constantly annoyed at the book. The author is constantly providing character assessments, shedding introspective light, and providing background for thought. Great once maybe twice, but I was perturbed in the first book, livid in the next, flabbergasted in the third, and so on. Maybe if I had read the books a year or so apart I would have appreciated the reminders, but as I read them in succession I was just annoyed.
Despite this I would recommend the book, it has a great dynamic story told well enough to draw you into the alternate realm.
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