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Ever since the USS Walker came from another world war to defy the terrifying Grik and diabolical Dominion, Matt Reddy and his crew have given their all to protect the oppressed Lemurians. But with the Walker in desperate need of repairs just as the Grik's first general is poised to strike, Reddy is desperate.

With more enemies than ever before arrayed against them, the crew of the Walker needs new allies. That means combing the lethal wilds of Madagascar to find the Lemurians' fabled ancestors as well as the enigmatic dwellers east of the Pass of Fire. But what Reddy's crew unearths may be more than they can handle - discoveries so shattering that they could tilt the balance of the war in either direction.

But Reddy's greatest adversary is from his past: a madman named Kurokawa whose single-minded mission of revenge will shake the Alliance to its core and raise the stakes to the most personal and terrifying levels Reddy has ever faced.

©2016 Taylor Anderson (P)2016 Tantor

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Little payoff for a long listen...

I have to start by saying that l have enjoyed this series from the beginning. I'll keep getting these books as they are released. But like the last book in the series there is too much going on in the story and you never really get to sink your teeth into anything. The battle scene is good and reminiscent of the Battle of Midway from WWII. Missing is the character interaction and development that was so fun and prevalent in the first half dozen books. If possible I'd recommend readers ask Audible to put out an omnibus version of the last, this and the next book.

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  • Joseph
  • Woodbridge, VA, United States
  • 08-30-16

Getting old

What made the experience of listening to Blood in the Water the most enjoyable?

This series is well written and enjoyable. However, the rate of change, and incredible proliferation of different people is really straining incredulity. From sailing ships to modern steel destroyers in 3 years! The initial advances in technology was fun and believable. But the tools to make the tools to make the tools, all in three years? Hard to keep swallowing the expanations.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Series is getting even better

For the past couple of books we've been focused more internally. This book expands this into a true operatic series. Warning there is a cliffhanger that will leave you waiting for the next in the series. If you have yet to start the series from the beginning I strongly recommend that.

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It's incomplete, but I forgive him!

I think this is an extraordinary series, in fact I'd like to see each book as a season of a mini-series, as long as the author retained creative control, so the script writers don't screw it up as they usually do and spoil it for readers who like it fine just the way it was written. It would be predominantly CGI anyway.
This book started a bit slow but did end up with plenty of action. The one thing about the semi-cliffhanger status is that we know there's another one coming up! The way this series is put together means unlimited scope for expansion and bringing in new characters and groups. It's a really excellent creation!

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Too many characters; too many places

I like the series, but they are taking way too much time setting up for the action. This one basically was mostly logistics for the first 3 quarters of the book. The last quarter was excellent. It featured my favorite character, Dennis Silva. He even sings in this one. There are way too many characters and places. I don’t see how anyone could keep track of so many characters and places. This book also did a lot of setting up (logistics) for the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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When will it end?

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It was for me I am addicted to this series and I wish I wasn't. Taylor Anderson is a a decent writer but he no longer writes novels, only chapters of a story with no ending point.

What other book might you compare Blood in the Water to and why?

David Weber's Safe hold series. He is a n interesting story teller but several of his books have had no beginning and no end, only a really good middle.

Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

The reader should never become intrusive. I am legally blind and have listened to talking bfor almost fifty years. A skilled reader such as Durris fades into the background.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Blood in the Water?

Mr. Anderson has recently began doing to many information dumps that do nothing but increase his word count.

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  • Dennis
  • FORT PIERCE, FL, United States
  • 08-08-16

An action packed story like the others

What made the experience of listening to Blood in the Water the most enjoyable?

It had a full range of emotions with the characters and their settings gave it real life

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood in the Water?

I wasn't too happy about the fate of the hospital ship but there were many memorable moments it the story

What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

Mr. Dufris is a gifted reader who can bring a complex story to life with the many different characters Look forward to his next read

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I never have that much time but yes, I could have listened to the whole thing then want it to go on the story line was that interesting

Any additional comments?

Please continue the series Mr Anderson you have alot of us hooked on DD Walker

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Good but too short.

Yes I said it. 17 hours but not much movement in the story line.. I hope for more next time.

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Still going strong

After 10 books, you would think things would start to get stale. I assure you that is not the case. This book delivers the goods, like it's predicessors.

Offering new twists and turns. New sub plots, plety of character development, and even more world building.

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SO GOOD!

I cannot wait till book 12 comes out, on the edge of my seat the whole time!

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  • Bevs
  • 10-06-16

I can't wait for the next novel in this series

I love this series, the way it is narrated, can't wait for the next novel

1 of 1 people found this review helpful