History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun. The veterans of Pearl Harbor have never seen a helicopter, or a cruise missile - let alone nanotechnology, ceramic bullets, and F22 Raptor stealth jetfighters.
Allied and Axis forces are then caught in a desperate struggle to gain the upper hand - each hoping to tip the balance with a fist full of 21st-century firepower. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare.
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©2005 John Birmingham; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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Oh no I am once again addicted to a long series about military time travel/alternative universe! I am as hooked on this one as I was at first with ‘Destroyermen’ by Taylor Anderson. This is something I am not happy with because the ‘Destroyermen’ series is not yet complete or available yet! I swear if this series leaves me hanging as well I will go crazy!
I loved this first book. It was well written, had plenty of characters, created just enough tension, and involved enough history and modern day problems to help you feel the drama of the story.
This book screams for a multiple narrators to help with the different characters. But none the less I didn’t mind the narration. The speed was easily increased which decreased the length of listening time. However, even if you watch your listening credit per hour ratio (like I do as I am a cheap skate) this title still gives you a lot of listening time. The problem is you won’t be able to put it down and it will be over before you know it!
I brought this one without checking the reviews or even reading the blurb about. I didn’t even know it was a series, and to be honest as I was listening to it and getting closer to the end I was wondering how is this going to finish? The closer I got to the end the more I became certain it was going to be a series. The more I became certain of this the more I became worried that it will just continue on and on like ‘Destroyermen’. However, if the rest in the series are as good as this one I won’t complain!
I don’t think this book is meant to be a thought provoking blow your mind type deal. It is simply great value for money to entertain. I will certainly be buying the next in the series.
Two thumbs up from me!
A school bus driver for 10 years and love the kids. They make you feel so young!
This is a great read and Jay Snyder does a wonderful job of it. Wow, what a Tom Clancy type action tech thriller. I can't put it down and can't wait to read the next one. A terrific science fiction time twister indeed. Fabulous!
Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.
I really enjoyed the premise of this book and rank the storytelling right up there with Jack Campbell's "Lost Fleet Series" in the intensity of the action and portrayal of characters.
There may be too much gratuitous sex sprinkled throughout though. I really don't need to know about Beria getting ready to masturbate to pornography while talking to Stalin (book 3). And way too much with Slim Jim.
Worth the credits.
This is a brand new genre for me. The idea that the near future can meld into 1942 is mind blowing.
The great reading by Jay Snyder paints the picture so well.
Some very interesting mind warps to boot. 10/10!
This is a great read- if you a history buff and loved how things unfolded at midway, this is a great alternate universe read. I can see this as a major motion picture with Tom Hanks as Kolhammer. This would be a great movie trilogy.
I read the reviews prior to purchasing and saw several had mentioned the language of the book as a negative. I can tolerate most language, but WHOA... I wasn't prepared for the rampant use of the N-word, the F-bomb, and other racial slurs.
I also found the book to have several areas that are unbelievable, even for sci-fi. The author does a fairly good job setting the scene of the 1940's, but I find some of the technology from 2021 (just a mere 12 years away) to be a stretch. The author fails to recognize how slow the military is to implement cutting edge technology.
The narrator is decent and makes an effort to sound like the real historical figures (like Roosevelt and JFK).
Unlike other reviewers, I did push through to the end, but it was a difficult task. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this book to most people.
Yes I realize this is a combination of the past and future but I became overloaded with the political correctness, e.g., a super aircraft carrier named the USS Hillary Clinton et al. The narrator could not go from male to female voices with so many flashbacks I lost track of past or future, male or female, what ship we were on etc. I pulled the plug when there seemed to be no end to the emesis on board one of the ships; I was ready to vomit myself.
Half way through part 1 of 3 I kissed off my purchase fee. I have downloaded over 1300 books from Audible and I can not remember the last time I gave up on a book, save your money, this one is just not worth even the member price.
This was a pitiful attempt to remake a classic;The Final Countdown & starring Kirk Douglas, Katherine Ross and Martin Sheen while dodging plagiarism.
I couldn't finish this book. Birmingham is trying so hard to be like Clancy that it was just too much. Besides that, we run across a ship named "USS Hillary Clinton" very early in the book. No thanks. You only name ships in honor of something(person, place, event). It's insulting to say the least especially her attitude towards the Benghazi killings. There is nothing honorable about the Clintons, especially Hillary. Seven to eight years after the book is published, her true colors are revealed. I may try again someday, but this one just isn't for me.
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