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Iron Gray Sea Audiobook

Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, the crew of the USS Walker, and their allies battle an ever-growing host of enemies across the globe in a desperate battle for freedom.

War has engulfed the other earth. With every hard-won victory and painful defeat, Matt Reddy and the Allies encounter more friends-and even more diabolical enemies. Even, at last, in the arms of the woman he loves, there is little peace for Reddy. The vast sea, and the scope of the conflict, have trapped him too far away to help on either front, but that doesn't mean he and Walker can rest. Cutting short his "honeymoon," Reddy sails off in pursuit of Hidoiame, a rogue Japanese destroyer that is wreaking havoc in Allied seas. Now that Walker is armed with the latest "new" technology, he hopes his battle-tested four-stacker has an even chance in a straight-up fight against the bigger ship - and he means to take her on.

Elsewhere, the long-awaited invasion of Grik "Indiaa" has begun, and the Human-Lemurian Alliance is pushing back against the twisted might of the Dominion. The diplomatic waters seethe with treachery and a final, terrible plot explodes in the Empire of New Britain Isles. Worse, the savage Grik have also mastered "new" technologies and strategies. Their fleet of monstrous ironclads - and an army two years in the making-are finally massing to strike.

©2012 Taylor Anderson (P)2012 Tantor

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    Scott Bethlehem, PA, United States 08-20-12
    Scott Bethlehem, PA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very enjoyable"
    Where does Iron Gray Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Taylor Anderson has put together a great group of characters. I like forward to each new book.




    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Brad Garrett


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

    He bring the characters more to life. Each character has his or her own voice in the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of Flin's rangers


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan McGowen Nebraska 08-20-12
    Jordan McGowen Nebraska 08-20-12 Member Since 2010

    Cranky old fart

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    "Another decent installment of a decent series"

    Hey, it's a great series to listen to while you are running down the road, and this installment is actually one of the better ones, although Anderson does tend to get bogged down in character development a little more than I care for.
    He has a pretty good grasp of tactics and a great wealth of knowledge regarding seagoing minutia making the books a great listen. I keep buying them, so they have to be pretty good. I'd like to see a lot less talk and a little more action.
    Mr. Dufris does a good job. Very consistent in the overall cadence and tone of the story.
    If you are looking for a fun series to listen to, one not requiring any "in depth" thinking about, this is a great one, especially if you enjoy a good war story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sonic0620 Rockford Il USA 08-13-12
    Sonic0620 Rockford Il USA 08-13-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Good listen"
    Where does Iron Gray Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this series, this book was not the best in the series, but it was well written as I have come to except from Taylor Anderson. As always this book left me wanting the next book to come out. Generally I hate series because of this fact, but this one has pulled me in. The narrative was what I have come to expect.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is hard to answer since they are all great, personally I love the time period these characters are set in. World War two was a hard time for America and this book demonstrates the determination that the men and women of this time period possess.


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

    I liked them all.


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

    They better not make a movie, they would ruin the story, it's way too big for the movies.


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    Richard Hong Chatsworth, GA 08-13-12
    Richard Hong Chatsworth, GA 08-13-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "My favorite series"

    This series has become my all-time favorite. It’s packed with action and adventure, romance, suspense and great characters. I’m a stickler for details and Anderson makes sure that everything that happens has a practical and logical explanation. My wife thinks some of Dufris narration gets kind of corny but having listened to him narrate all of the books, the voices and accents he uses for the different characters just seem normal to me. I highly recommend this series of books.

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    todd orange, ca, United States 08-13-12
    todd orange, ca, United States 08-13-12
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    "Best Series EVER!"

    This is the most entertaining series I have personally read/listened. Taylor Anderson's Military knowledge paints a very vivid picture. His story telling Keeps you glued to the story. And the story itself has evolved into an epic masterpiece. Its hard to read this and not fall in love with most of the characters.
    The worst part of this book is that know that its over I have to wait another year or so for the next one.

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    Bruce 08-13-12
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    "It Will Be Hard To Wait for the Next One"
    If you could sum up Iron Gray Sea in three words, what would they be?

    Action-Suspense-Imagination


    What other book might you compare Iron Gray Sea to and why?

    Lost Regiment series; Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series: a projection of the culture of the American military at its best into situations that were never anticipated.


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

    Dennis Silva


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    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 08-02-12
    Alvin Perris, CA, United States 08-02-12 Member Since 2014

    I love books a lot

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    "Book #7 is great can't weight for #8"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Iron Gray Sea to be better than the print version?

    Yes i would!!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like All of the good guys


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

    He makes the Character come alive


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Ready for book #8

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    Garth Olivier Dallas TX 07-29-12
    Garth Olivier Dallas TX 07-29-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Story is good as ever/7th book but staying strong"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Iron Gray Sea to be better than the print version?

    Yes audio is great.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron Gray Sea?

    Characters are great as ever and naval technology is used well in story.


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    Nancy 07-29-12
    Nancy 07-29-12
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    "THE BEST EVER!"
    What made the experience of listening to Iron Gray Sea the most enjoyable?

    I have fallen in love with the people in this book. I can't wait to see what happens next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything! I would love to meet the Lemurians and see the Grik. And Silver....


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

    I know just who is talking when he changes characters. Wonderful.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    A moment?!! This series is full of those moments that make you moan, laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    I WANT MORE!!!!

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    BBB 07-29-12
    BBB 07-29-12 Member Since 2007
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    "The war continues..."

    Another solid addition to the Destroyermen saga.

    William Dufris is still doing a great job with the narration. Voices are consistent and recognizable from previous books in the series. As with the other books, it takes a minute to get acclimated to the 'accent' of the Lemurians, but it really serves to emphasize that we are in a different world.

    The story moves along at a fairly good pace. There are some areas which slow down, but that issue is quickly solved. The number of characters and story lines is beginning to creep upwards, however. There are definitely sections which feel rushed; there is a feeling that details and some character development are glossed over so that the story can shift to another flash point.

    It is at a manageable state right now, but the next few books are in definite danger of having too many things happening at the same time, leading to quickly changing points of view and story lines, which will make things very confused.

    Still, this universe just gets more and more interesting, and I'm really looking forward to the next book.

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