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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Best Sellers

    • 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 601
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 440

    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

    • What Distant Deeps

    • RCN Series, Book 8
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Unless Captian Daniel Leary, Adele Mundy, and their unlikely allies succeed, galactic civilization will disintegrate into blood and chaos....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keep 'Em Coming

    • By Dan on 09-25-10

    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 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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

    • Lord of the Isles

    • Lord of the Isles, Book 1
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    With Lord of the Isles, David Drake returns to fantasy with a towering and complex epic of heroic adventure in an extraordinary and colorful world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The start of an epic

    • By Higuchi on 04-06-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Northworld

    • Northworld, Book 1
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Consensus ruled twelve hundred worlds - but not Northworld. Three fleets had been dispatched to probe the enigma of Northworld. None returned....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I thought it would be

    • By Timothy Knox on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Way to Glory

    • RCN Series, Book 4
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy must face riot-torn streets, spies in an outlying base, and an anarchic planet where violence is the only law....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great leary story

    • By Crawtrapman on 08-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ranks of Bronze

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    They were Roman soldiers - and they were still alive because there were no better killers in the galaxy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book.

    • By Crawtrapman on 09-24-18

    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 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    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

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • 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 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great book

    • By Crawtrapman on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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