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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    • 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 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    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

    • 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 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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

    • 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 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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 Road of Danger

    • RCN Series, Book 9
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Captain Daniel Leary with his friend–and spy–Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By MrBoobo on 08-12-12

    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 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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

    • 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 592
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 431

    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

    • 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 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    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

    • Ranks of Bronze

    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • Counting the Cost & The Warrior

    • Hammer's Slammers Series
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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
    • Good Book - Poor Reader

    • By Avery Abernethy on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Sea Without a Shore

    • RCN Series, Book 10
    • By: David Drake
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    Cinnabar's chief spymaster is a mother also - and her son is determined to search for treasure in the midst of a civil war....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Time to move on with a new series

    • By Luv2Read on 06-19-14

    Regular price: $24.95

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