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Weapons of Choice

Axis of Time, Book 1
Narrated by: Jay Snyder
Series: Axis of Time, Book 1
Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
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The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultramodern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942...right into the path of the US naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll.

History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun. The veterans of Pearl Harbor have never seen a helicopter or a cruise missile - let alone nanotechnology, ceramic bullets, and F22 Raptor stealth jetfighters.

Allied and Axis forces are then caught in a desperate struggle to gain the upper hand - each hoping to tip the balance with a fist full of 21st-century firepower. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare.

©2005 John Birmingham (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Micky the Ring
  • 04-28-17

What a dreadful narrator!!!

I've been waiting for years for these books to come on the audio market, the story is a real boys own adventure, but why have they got this narrator, when he's doing an American character it's ok but when he try's a female one
It's laughable, a female British voice is dreadful, a female Australian voice OMG talk about Dick Van Dyke in Mary poppins.
It's a real shame they've really missed a trick here.
I still bought the trilogy through as I love JB's work.

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  • Not a Walter
  • 05-17-17

Good book spoiled by narrator

I've not taken much notice of reviews to date but oh do I wish I had. Good story but shocking narration. The female characters are poor, as are British and Australian accents - so poor that the book is unlistenable - apologies to author but it just doesn't work

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  • Andy T
  • 08-18-17

Worst. Narrator. Ever.

Purrlease, Audible! Why would anyone who had ever heard an English accent, or an Australian accent, or a woman's voice, contract Mr Snyder to read this apparently interesting book? Seriously, I truly believe I could have done a better job myself. Since when did Britain's royalty speak in Estuary English?
This will be the first book I've ever tried to return as unlistenable. Truly atrocious!

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 03-15-17

Absolutely Brilliant Trilogy

Simply one of the best books i have ever listened too Epic scale and content. A lot of thought has gone into this. Entire series download.. Narration by Jay Snyder was for me, excellent. Do not be off by some of the reviews. Make up your own mind.

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  • Johhnyh
  • 09-24-18

Great story, absolutely awful narration.

I've read these books before and loved the story. Thought I'd give the audio book a listen.....big mistake. Imagine Dick Van Dyke's chimney sweep from Mary Poppins narrating and you're coming close to how appallingly, toe curlingly bad the narrator's accents are. Unlistenable, avoid.

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  • Mike
  • 07-26-17

Good time travel book

Would you consider the audio edition of Weapons of Choice to be better than the print version?

I have all three of the audio books in this series and got through the them in 1 week.Te way the story develops is well paced and you get a good feel for the story. The way the groups in the books play off against each other is well thought out and the action is exciting. The way the futuristic weapons are used and historical characters portrayed is believable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-18

Great story, wierd accents

loved the story and will be getting the 2nd book directly. The general naration was great and read in a strong easy to listen to voice. The only thing that let the recording down was the accents. In particular the supposedly Australian and British voices, they are so bad as to be funny in what apart from an underlying cheekyness is not supposed to be a comedic novel. Would still thourougly recommend both the story and recording

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  • Hawk
  • 07-11-19

Excellent story

The start of a fantastic series, highly recommended.

Absolutely first rate riveting story. I couldn't put it down. I really like the central premise of the time traveling fleet. The action sequences were tense and suspenseful even and the writing is tight.

While the narration was good he did have trouble pronouncing Tobruk, Alamein, Changi, Sevastopol and feral - I wish someone had corrected him.

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  • Jeremy
  • 11-08-17

Some awful accents detract from the story

Most of the time, the narrator is pretty good, but some of his accents are awful. I know the Australian accent can be tough for some people, with an Australian author you are going to have a lot of Australian listeners and I found it painful to listen to. I eventually almost got used to it, but it detracted from what is a great story.

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  • Dales
  • 07-17-17

Fabulous

A great book lots of action to keep the interest. i want more! NOW please.

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  • Sande Baulch
  • 10-18-18

TERRIBLE!

please re -record with someone else. these accents are ABYSMAL! I cant even push through chapter 1.
and I've listened to Stephen king narrate his own books...
this is bloody awful!

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