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Publisher's Summary

Taylor Anderson continues his powerful New York Times best-selling series of alternate history and military strategy, as the conflict is about to become terrifyingly personal....

Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides. Although desperate to confront Kurokawa, Captain Reddy fears he's subordinating the war effort for personal reasons. But Kurokawa is too dangerous to be left alone. With the mighty League battleship Savoie at his command, he plots a terrible vengeance against Reddy and his tiny, battered destroyer. The stage is set for a devastating cataclysm, and Reddy and his allies will have to risk everything to protect what they hold dear.

©2017 Taylor Anderson (P)2017 Tantor

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An average, repetitive addition

So I am not going to lie. I am starting to find this series stagnant. In fact there were quite a few areas in the beginning of the book that I almost stopped and moved on to another book.

To its credit it did pick up near the end with some great fights, deaths, and dialogue.

While I will pick up the next book, if the next is a repeat performance of this then I will likely jump ship.

It is my belief that Mr. Anderson needs to wrap this series up soon or inject some major plot twists and new content.

A lot of what happens has become quite predictable in many ways and I do find my mind wandering from the narration regularly.

Mr. Dufris is still good as always but I find that his Lemurian accents starting to get more annoying than immersive. Also the recording quality seems a bit quiet.

I have so far enjoyed this series quite a bit, but I do think it is time to do the ending and soon.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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a great continuation of a wonderful series

Where does Devil’s Due rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the latest book so far in the Destroyermen series. The series follows the crew of two US Navy ships in WWII somehow transported to an alternate earth, where the dinosaurs never died out, various intelligent species exist, and several groups of humans from other alternate earths have been transported in ways similar to the US Navy Destroyermen. the world building is outstanding and the books are all most difficult to put down.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Devil’s Due?

the elimination of one of the major antagonists.

What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

I enjoy his use of different voices for the many characters. his reading is done well and makes these novels most desirable additions to the Audible library.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No books I read or listen to create extreme emotion, but I had difficulty putting this, as well as the other books in this series down. they are exciting and suspenseful.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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World War. alt

I have slavishly followed the 'Destroyermen' series since "Into the Storm", some 9 years ago. At that time my only criticism was Mr. Dufris' lack of familiarization with the proper pronouncing of standard naval and military terms. Now that is no longer a problem, it has allowed his vocal acrobatics to deftly allow the listeners to have no doubt as to which of the many human and human characters are speaking. Mr. Dufris has given each of the many primary characters their own distinct and appropriate voice, making it ever so seamless to follow the storyline.

In this latest installment of 'Destroyermen' the war has gone truly global as we are exposed to new threats as old ones are conquered. And as old heroes die, new ones are born. Mr. Anderson keeps the plot fresh while maintaining the mystery and suspense of what is yet to come. The "Destroyermen' series has kept a large fan base by keeping his readers entertained. "Devil's Due" does not disappoint!

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Time for this series to end

Destroyermen has been one of my most favorite series but it has grown too sprawling and mired in technical details for its own good. A good part of the first seven or so chapters is taken up by rehashing the backstory. From then on much of the story feels like listening to repair and logistics manuals as our heroes prepare for yet another series of battles.

The wonderful sense of discovery and progression of the story has been lost. It is mostly a linear progression from the last book. It feels like filler. I often cranked the speed up to 2x to get through it faster.

If you'd made it this far in the series, you're going to buy this book. Just set your expectations appropriately. However speaking for myself, if book 13 isn't the conclusion, I think I'll give it a pass and be done with Destroyermen.

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When will it end

Another lengthy chapter in the Destroyerman saga. It is time for it to conclude. While performed well by William Dufris, the story is becoming more and more repetitive. It would be nice to see a conclusion on the horizon, but this book ends with more of the same ahead

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Wow! What a good series

Slow start but the last 5 hrs were intense. Wrapped up some things that was satisfying but left me ready for the next one.

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Same book different day!

This whole series after book 1 or 2 has is the same ole story with different scenarios.
No new weapons, boats or people. With the premise of this series,you'd think they would find some more advanced science or weapons to help them out along the way. But nothing new,just killing and more killing. author needs to freshen the story line up if I'm going to continue the series.
Really need to find new weapons from a future time to get the story kicking. at this point it's just boring.
The only saving grace is William Dude is whose narrasian is spot on as always. He's always a pleasure to listen to.

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Redundant.

The first half of this book in the series was redundant. A repeat/recap of what has happened previously. Enjoying the series but a waste of my time.

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Loved it.

Always a fun read. Enjoyed the narrator's many voices. Winning formula of stories. Just good fun!

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Another Page Turning Attention Grabber

Who was your favorite character and why?

The wisdom of Dennis Silva appearing always when he needs it typically when it's unexpected in this book was my favorite character. The nice thing about Taylor Anderson is that he surprises the reader from book to book in character importance.

What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The way he plays each character with his voice differences is what makes the Audible series so good. I might not have never read this book or the series and missed the experiences without Audible.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It seems like a movie version would leave the riches of the book series on the cutting room floor. The books each at 16 plus hours contain so many adventures. I would hate to see a disaster like Tom Cruise playing, a six foot five 230 pound, Jack Reacher. Casting and costumes and make up would be just so difficult.

Any additional comments?

As always, when I finish listening to a Destroyer men book, I immediately start looking for the next one. Waiting a year or more is tough. The various war fronts visited separately make the books work. If multiple major battles were taking place at each front it is hard to imagine our hero's prevailing considering the resources needed and the size of the fleets required.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful