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Weapons of Choice: Axis of Time, Book 1 | [John Birmingham]

Weapons of Choice: Axis of Time, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultra-modern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942...right into the path of the U.S. naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll.

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.

Listen to the entire Axis of Time trilogy.

©2005 John Birmingham; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 03-06-15
    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 03-06-15 Member Since 2014

    the world's fastest fat man

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    "Great... addicted to another loooooong series!"

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nelson Glen Burnie, MD, United States 01-20-11
    Nelson Glen Burnie, MD, United States 01-20-11 Listener Since 2009

    A school bus driver for 10 years and love the kids. They make you feel so young!

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    "Superb!"

    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!

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    Jesse Lovettsville, Va United States 03-19-09
    Jesse Lovettsville, Va United States 03-19-09 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "Excellent Alternate History"

    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.


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    Dave Adelaide, SA, Australia 04-05-09
    Dave Adelaide, SA, Australia 04-05-09
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    "Alternate history book"

    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!

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    john elk grove, CA, United States 04-25-11
    john elk grove, CA, United States 04-25-11
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    "weapons of Choice- Excellent!"

    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.

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    David Huntington Woods, MI, USA 07-09-09
    David Huntington Woods, MI, USA 07-09-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Not a bad read, but think twice before you buy"

    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.

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    nancy Panama City, FL, United States 07-08-09
    nancy Panama City, FL, United States 07-08-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much of everything"

    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.

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    Jerry 05-22-10
    Jerry 05-22-10 Member Since 2014
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    "realistic SiFi"

    buying the next in the series

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    Richard Gardner 06-25-15
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    "Save your money"

    Save your money. Just bad story. I listen to three or more books a month. This first one I could finish just plain BAD the whole thing.

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    Amy Hsu 06-05-15
    Amy Hsu 06-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great premise, poor execution"

    Premise had all kinds of potential, but the author was never able to deliver. Dialogue between characters made me cringe, their actions and choices were almost as bad, and the events in the story too far-fetched to accept (outside the time/dimension travel). I'm usually not this critical, but I'm really disappointed with this book. It should have been better!

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