David Drake
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David Drake

The Army took David Drake from Duke Law School and sent him on a motorized tour of Viet Nam and Cambodia with the 11th Cav, the Blackhorse. He learned new skills, saw interesting sights, and met exotic people who hadn't run fast enough to get away.

Dave returned to become Chapel Hill's Assistant Town Attorney and to try to put his life back together through fiction making sense of his Army experiences.

Dave describes war from where he saw it: the loader's hatch of a tank in Cambodia. His military experience, combined with his formal education in history and Latin, has made him one of the foremost writers of realistic action SF and fantasy. His bestselling Hammer's Slammers series is credited with creating the genre of modern Military SF. He often wishes he had a less interesting background.

Dave lives with his family in rural North Carolina.

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    • The Storm

    • Time of Heroes, Book 2
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The thrilling re-telling of Arthurian legend from master of science fiction and fantasy David Drake continues! A young Champion must rescue a friend and battle an enemy at the heart of a chaotic world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Storm

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-12-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Far Side of the Stars

    • RCN Series, Book 3
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    While the Republic of Cinnabar is at peace with the Alliance, warriors like Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must find other work....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Serenity Now

    • By Dan on 10-31-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Spark

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    In the time of the Ancients the universe was united - but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whole New Universr

    • By Larry on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Though Hell Should Bar the Way

    • RCN Series, Book 12
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever he was offered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing take on a long Series

    • By Peter J. on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • With the Lightnings

    • RCN Series, Book 1
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 451

    Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Master and Commander in Space

    • By E. Atkinson on 01-17-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Some Golden Harbor

    • RCN Series, Book 5
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    The tyrannical Alliance continues its war against the Republic of Cinnabar, and Daniel Leary, newly promoted to Commander, and his crew have a new mission....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I agree - Drake's Best Writing

    • By Dan on 05-17-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lt. Leary, Commanding

    • RCN Series, Book 2
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    Lt. Daniel Leary of the Republic of Cinnabar Navy commands the corvette Princess Cecile....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Swashbuckling at Storytime.

    • By Craig on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • At Any Price & Rolling Hot

    • Hammer's Slammers Series
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    This two-story compiliation, read by Stefan Rudnicki, offers two stories from David Drake's popular Hammer's Slammers series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing start....

    • By Allan on 12-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When the Tide Rises

    • RCN Series, Book 6
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Sure How I Got This Far in the Series

    • By Donald on 03-11-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starliner

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57

    When hostile necessity knows no law, Ran Colville and the rest of the complement of the Empress of Earth must bring home their ship and the passengers entrusted to them....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Sure WHAT To Think Really...

    • By Trip Williams on 08-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

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