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Into the Storm Audiobook

Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1

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Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

Familiar landmarks appear, but the water teems with monstrous, vicious fish. And there appear to be dinosaurs grazing on the plains of Bali. Gradually Matt and his crew must accept the fact that they are in an alternate world---and they are not alone. Humans have not evolved, but two other species have. And they are at war.

With its steam power and weaponry, the Walker's very existence could alter the balance of power. And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear: They must decide whose side they're on. Because whoever they choose to side with is the winner.

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Destroyermen series.

©2008 Taylor Anderson (P)2008 Tantor

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    John S MA 03-06-14
    John S MA 03-06-14 Member Since 2014

    Avid audible listener for over 10 years.

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    "Kind of fun"

    I had this series in my wish list for some time. When they dropped price of first book to $6, I tried it. Good strategy because now I am hooked. Interesting concept with good narration. It a combination WWII book, Distopia novel, and SCIFI. If you like any of those genres you will like this. I had images of pirates of the Caribbean and Alien in terms of movies. Also combines some British naval action which is another genre I enjoy. So if you like series like Master and Commander or Horatio Hornblower you may like this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JB 08-29-12
    JB 08-29-12 Member Since 2012

    En Dieu Ma Foy

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    "A Good Start!"

    Into the Storm is a good start to a series that has real potential. Taylor Anderson starts with a good storyline. He does start slow however. Anderson seems to be personally facinated with naval warfare and so becomes very involved with his battle between the US and the Japanese at the beginning of this work. As much as it adds to the later series it drags this book down to a crawl to begin with. It also seems that his characters are a little slow on the uptake. I'm not sure someone who spent as much time on the sea as Anderson lets on his main characters have, would be so slow as to not realize their situation much sooner than he allows them to in the book. Anderson gets off to a good start with this book even though it moves about as fast in the beginning as a fully loaded frieghter under tow by a tug.

    Even though William Dufris has many books under his belt and is an accomplished vocal theaspian, he seems to struggle early on with this work. It was not bad but it was noticable. As the book continued however he seems to settle in and become comfortable with his subject. When taken as a whole this work is good start to finish.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 01-28-11
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    "Great Listen!!! Great Fun!!! Great Narration"

    I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this book (can I give it 6 stars?). Anderson and Dufris have a winning combination. This book is SciFi meets Fantasy meets History meets Alternate Reality. The language was a little ruff (they are Navy men after all) though not crude. A few slight sexual references (IE, "boobies" no sexual acts), though not that bad (I've seen a lot worse on TV). It was refreshing to listen to a book that is not filled with unnecessary sex, extremely crude language, vampires, and such. Funny, exciting, sad. Great adult book, would be a great listen for older teens as well.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Victoria, BC, Canada 12-17-10
    Greg Victoria, BC, Canada 12-17-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Dinosaurs and Destroyermen"

    This book is just "Fun". They have combined two of my childhood loves which were dinosaurs and WWII weaponry and made it into a adventure romp with no equal in recent memory. The book reminds me a bit of the The "Final Countdown" but with non of the moral questions about should we interfere in another peoples history. They have a destroyer and they are going to blow up some "Grick" Spanish galleons. Fun characters but a bit stereotypical, from the Wise captain to the gentle giant deck ape Sylvan. The characters do develope more as they hit the later books. In closing I have to say fun read and couldnt reccomend it more.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 08-03-10
    Robert Yamhill, OR, United States 08-03-10 Member Since 2016

    Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.

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    "Not bad not great"

    I find little to recommend here except that it is action-packed. For me, there needs to be much more. It was not badly written nor was it great. At my age, I only have time for the great ones. I was not blown away by anything unique or compelling. I was not drawn to any of the characters particularly. The plot was predictable and not once was I surprised by the story or the characters. This is only the first book in a series and perhaps things get better but I will not get sucked into that trap again. I read through 4 of Robert Jordan's Wheel of TIme series before I realized things never got better than the first book.

    If you're just looking to kill time, it's not a bad book but there are plenty of great ones I haven't gotten to yet.

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    N. R. Gawlak 06-14-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Entertaining and Well Narrated"

    Didn't think I was going to like it as much as I
    did. First, it was well written, fast paced,
    with genuine characters, all of whom, even the
    aliens, seemed realistically motivated. Second,
    the narration, overall, was first rate. I have
    picked several losers, lately, but this wasn't
    one of them. I can only hope that the sequels
    are as well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noe Edinburg, TX, United States 12-10-09
    Noe Edinburg, TX, United States 12-10-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Gem of a little story."

    More fantasy than sci-fi, this well-written story hearkens back to the 1980 movie "The Final Countdown." In both tales, a U.S. naval vessel is suddenly transported back into time and/or a parallel dimension. I had a little trouble at first getting into this book but ended up finding it surprisingly engaging. It was reminiscent of Burroughs' John Carter series with a bit of J.R.R. Tolkien thrown in.

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    Big Troy 02-24-09
    Big Troy 02-24-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Just Plain Fun"

    This book was a very entertaining read, with excellent narration and good pacing. Im usually not a fan of alternate history but this series is a blast. If you like naval fiction, or military fiction in general you will have a lot of fun with the destroyermen series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Professor 11-28-12
    Professor 11-28-12

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "GOT STUCK!!!"

    Very popular in modern Sci fi idea of shifting into parallel universe during WW2 just caught me off balance.
    I read all 7 books in the series available at the moment and it still keeps my attention sharp and focused so I greedily expect book 8.

    NEXT BOOK IS "Storm Surge" Expected publication: July 2nd 2013

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 02-11-10
    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 02-11-10 Member Since 2014

    I love books a lot

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    "Great Story!!!"

    I really enjoyed book one. I will be using my a my one credit on book two. If you are in to sci-fi and and parallel dimensions, this book is for you. I thank this series will become one of the best ever. Taylor Anderson is a good writer, and William Dufris is very good at telling the story.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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