• Red Ice

  • Winds of War, Book 1
  • By: William C. Dietz
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

World War III is a month old. After attacking and sinking the Destroyer USS Stacy Heath, the Chinese invade Tibet, and India counterattacks. Rather than allow the Chinese to seize control of the subcontinent, the US sends 20,000 US soldiers and Marines in to join the fight. The Russians invade Ukraine, which leaves NATO with no choice but to respond. A full-fledged ground war begins.

American forces are spread thin, and the decision is made to evacuate all personnel from Afghanistan. Troops have already begun to pull out, when Air Force JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) Dan Falco receives orders to kill a ruthless Taliban leader named Noor Mohammad Hashemi. But it won't be easy.

Meanwhile, 7,000 miles to the north, the Russians are holding a training exercise called Red Ice. Except that it isn't a training exercise, and if American forces fail to stop the enemy, the Russians will land on American soil. An accomplishment that would be a tremendous blow to American morale and would suck much-needed resources away from the conflicts in Europe and Asia.

Army Air Force and even Coast Guard personnel will do their best to push the Russians back. But will their best be good enough?

©2018 William C. Dietz (P)2021 Tantor

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Great start to WW3 Series

Love the action with the different branches of the military engaged in an operation by the Russians to attack the United States in Alaska. Great character development and a wonderful start to a new series.

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ruined by narration

Solid war story that I wish I had read and not heard. The limited voice range of narrator irked me to not finishing the book.

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booooooring.

the book has too many women as leads in a military thriller. its unbelievable. the book is waaaay too slow. im an hour in amd if i could get my money back i would.

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Great Story! Hooked!

Dietz writes a great tale. He incorporates it all, plot, characterization, descriptive prose and reasonably believable action scenes within limits. The book deserves a better voice actor, however. His major fault is not being a veteran or a serving member. Not his fault! AUDIBLE, et al! Start recruiting veterans for mil and mil-sci-fi stories! They’d be much more likely to not drop a listener out of the experience due to mis-pronunciation or incorrect emphasis. You’re Welcome.

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worst military fiction I have ever listened to.

I don't know where to begin with this review first the dialogue sounds like it's never been read out loud before and people don't talk like that. to the performance was so bad I had to stop the voice actor was completely not ready to do a military fiction book. the writer should never write again.