It took a little bit of time for me to get "into" the story. But once I did, I didn't want to stop listening. The characters were engaging and the a..Show More »ction riviting. The narrator did a great job giving each character a distinct voice. He didn't sound silly doing women's voices either. My only complaint was with the author's use of the words "evenly", "coldly" and "grimly". It got to be tiresome to hear those words over and over and over again to describe how someone was speaking. Other than that, I would now like to find out what happens next! Looks like I must get the next book!
[Cut down one of those redwoods; hollow-out a dozen 2’x4’ diameter holes around the top, and one 4’x12’ diameter hole on the back end; pack the dozen ..Show More »small holes with black-power and shot and line the big hole on the back with bronze to form the combustion chamber. Then use the Zn shavings and sulfurous acid to make the hydrogen fuel and SWOOSH!!!…].
Just kidding; it’s not quite that bad but it is very imaginative. Don’t misunderstand, I love this stuff .
This is an absolutely outstanding series ! In an alternative reality Union soldiers and freemen fight the ultimate war of survival. The books resonate..Show More » with military planning, and epic battles. It also covers the human costs of people determined to survive in freedom.
Down to the Sea is the beginning of a new chapter in The Lost Regiment series. I've read the entire series although I have to admit I struggled throu..Show More »gh books 7 and 8. It's not that William R. Forstchen is a bad writer, he's not. Or that Patrick Lawlor makes the books difficult to listen to, he doesn't. It's that the topic is gruesome and it begins to weigh not just on the mind but also on the soul. Anyone that has seen violence up close and personal will have no problem seeing in their mind's eye the picture of war that Forstchen paints and Lawlor makes come to life. Leaving the violence and butchery out of the picture the writting is good and the performance is just as good. But, this series is not for the faint of heart, the young, or those that have personal demons from war or violence. Forstchen does a little too good a job in painting his picture and makes you face a reality most people would rather not. For those unfamilar with The Lost Regiment it is about a group of Union soldiers trapped on a world far from home facing annihalation by an enemy that sees them as food. It is a story about the strength of the human spirit, human enginuity, the will to live, and the desire all men have for freedom. Down to the Sea continues the story with the second generation. It's now their turn to stand and to find out for themselves just what they are made of. I enjoyed the book and it was a nice change from the earlier series.
Patrick Lawlor is not the most versitile actor on Audible, but he does a good job with Forstchen's work. He has narrated the entire series and brings with him a knowledge of the work that is necessary to communicate Forstchen's complicated engineering concepts. Lawlor does a fine job delivering Forstchen's work.