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

    • Though Hell Should Bar the Way

    • RCN Series, Book 12
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 427

    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

    • Northworld

    • Northworld, Book 1
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review Northworld book 1

    • By Stephen Bergquist on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Far Side of the Stars

    • RCN Series, Book 3
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, David Drake
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    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

    • Starliner

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • Death's Bright Day

    • RCN Series, Book 11
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Captain Daniel Leary thinks that his marriage will allow him to slip into the quiet role of a naval officer in peacetime....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There's a Reason I Always Read David Drake's Books Immediately.

    • By jah on 07-05-16

    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 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SciFi combat, with real world grit

    • By G. Parish on 12-02-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When the Tide Rises

    • RCN Series, Book 6
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In the Stormy Red Sky

    • RCN Series, Book 7
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: David Drake, Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars, to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By Lacy on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Way to Glory

    • RCN Series, Book 4
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • RCN forever

    • By Jutta Carroll on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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