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William's War

Earth Under Siege, Book 1
Narrated by: Tory Bozeman
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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When William gets thrown 500 years into the future, humanity is on its knees in a war for survival. The same gene that sent William to the future brings him other benefits. As his body develops special powers he meets Sara, the resistance's best warrior. 

Sara is the only other person to have shown these powers and has become formidable in their use. 

Can Will develop a friendship with Sara and between the two of them do they stand a chance against earth's invaders?

©2018 Andrew McDermott (P)2019 Andrew McDermott

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Great performance

Loved the performer and the book. Loved the accents. Can’t wait for part 2 to come out.

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Dystopian Future War

Great story and narration. Time is like a stream put a rock in the flow of it, and all it does is flow around it. A boy's imagination is no different. Will's war is set in a dystopian future where we're at war with an alien species. Good vs. Evil. And a young boy is thrust in the middle of it. Packed full of action and science fiction, this one is a must read!

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William's War: Earth Under Siege, Bk 1--Czn't Wait

I can't wait for Book 2, it can only get better. Slow starting getting the story going. Needed to listen a third time, I needed to really pay attention better! Fast finish left to reader wanting more. It seems to have great potential!

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EXCELLENT!!

Loved this audio! The way the story was written of time traveling in William's own body as a boy into his adult body in the future was great! Having to train how to fight and learning about his powers that will help with the war going on in the future is very cool! I enjoyed it so much and got distracted forgetting I was at work listening to it!! Oops! LOL The narration by Tory was well done also! Looking forward to listening to the next book!!

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Interesting premise but missing something

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I did not find I got invested in the characters or found the storyline overly compelling. Regardless, I’m intrigued and curious where the story is headed. The book ends with a cliffhanger and obvious lead into the next book.
William is a 14 year old boy and he finds he’s transported into the future and is in an adult’s body. He also has gained special abilities. He learns he’s fallen into a battle- the resistance vs the Humans. Except in this story Humans are giant Greek god-like beings who seeded the planets with genetically designed creatures (people like us) made in the Human’s image. He meets Sara, she’s in the resistance and also has a special ability.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Tory Bozeman ). He uses the same cadence to most characters. He makes use of accents. The emphasis he placed made me still realize I was being read to, but it was not uncomfortable.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence. There is some swearing. There is a pulsing sound in the background that becomes very loud during chapter changes.


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Williams War

I didn't really connect with this story.William dreams,there are clones and abuse.I was lost.Tony Bozemans narration was good. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Enjoyable read, I look forward to the sequel

William's War, my second read/listen from author Robert McDermott. I don't restrict myself to a particular genre. I'm a sucker for anything with memorable characters! Narrator Tory Bozeman’s matter of fact narration added to the book’s enjoyment. I'm not a real science fiction reader but really enjoyed this short read. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I look forward to the sequel. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Definitely pulls you in from the start.

As always, I have to state that this book was given to me for free in exchange for a review.
I always like to state that this does not impact my review or my opinion of the book. My reviews are honest and my own opinion of the story, performance, and overall thoughts on the book.

Definitely pulls you in from the start. I was thinking, oh Twilight Zone but was surprised by where the story went. Pleasantly surprised! An intriguing story but I was disappointed by the unnecessary anti-religious comments. Believing you have a soul does not automatically translate to religion. But overall, I enjoyed the story and hope to read more from this author.

This book is really good. Everything happens so fast in the beginning that it keeps the reader on the edge. It is a good short story which is fast-paced and makes for an interesting read. The climax gives an indication to what may happen next opening a wide range of possibilities for what's gonna happen.

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it was all right

not fan of timeslips and non paradox. good concept but ending had battlefield earth feel to me.

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kept me interested

I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next one. It was interesting.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 07-07-19

Pain subsides after scars are healed

A fourteen years old boy, afraid of the dark and his vivid nightmares, sales to find himself in a futuristic world in the body of a twenty tours years old man and endowed with super powers - though not knowing what they were or how to activate them. He and a young woman named Sara, who also has special abilities, are the best hope of that earth's humanity in the fight for survival. But even working together, will their combined powers be enough?

A nice concept for a series obviously aimed at younger readers, but with a lost opportunity to make it really interesting by giving more character to the main protagonist. This reader felt little (if any) empathy with William and so the entire novella felt two dimensional, at best, without any investment of caring in what happened to him or the girl, Sara. A great pity as the ideas in themselves were good and the ending obviously promises more adventures in the future. The narration by Tony Bozeman was delivered briskly, well read but again emphasising that two dimensional feeling so that I found my concentration drifting away and had to make an effort to return to the story.

I was fortunate in being freely gifted a complimentary copy of William's War, by the rights holder, at my request via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. It is not a book which I would recommend to most readers, even big S.F.fans, although I do feel there is a lot of potential here and that it could well appeal to young adults and older children more interested in the adventures than the people themselves. It is a young superhero story, more cartoon than three dimensional realism.

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  • Angel Cross
  • 06-30-19

An Excitingly Wild Ride!

Sometimes books are just for entertainment. Sometimes books are for guidance or instruction. Sometimes books can be inspirational. Sometimes books tell a story based on truth. Every so often a book comes along that is entertaining, offers both guidance and instruction, leaves us inspired and is full of truths. This is such a book. I look forward to Book 2.

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  • ZOE R
  • 06-17-19

William's War

A fast paced story set in a possible future world; our hero discovers special powers with which he and a sometimes irritating fellow warrior defeat the invaders.

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  • Helen
  • 06-16-19

Great storyline

Great Enjoyed everything from storyline to narrater felt I was next to him great job 10/10 can’t wait for next book