Destroyermen

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 20,982 ratings

Into the Storm Publisher's Summary

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.

©2008 Taylor Anderson (P)2008 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Into the Storm

    • Destroyermen, Book 1
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,777
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It just never grabbed me.

    • By Lore on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Crusade

    • Destroyermen, Book 2
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. They have allied with the Lemurians - a mammalian race whose peaceful existence is under attack from the warlike, reptilian Grik. The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Woman's Perspective

    • By Laura H. on 04-12-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Maelstrom

    • Destroyermen, Book 3
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the U.S.S. Walker, are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come, searching for resources to support their forces - even as they look for allies to join their struggle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating story continues to expand and evolve

    • By David on 04-29-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Distant Thunders

    • Destroyermen, Book 4
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416

    After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commaner Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy - an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable - could have used more action

    • By John M on 06-17-10

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Rising Tides

    • Destroyermen, Book 5
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

    Stuck in an alternate universe during World War II, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy of the U.S.S. Walker has found an unlikely but invaluable ally in Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy. And now they are united in their desire to hunt down the traitor who abducted two women both men would die to protect: Reddy's love, nurse Sandra Tucker, and young Princess Rebecca of the New British Empire. But first they have a new battle to win. However, this battle will not be fought with broadsides and broadswords, but with cunning and intrigue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Each book in this series is better than the last!

    • By DAVID on 02-03-11

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • Firestorm

    • Destroyermen, Book 6
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A smashin good read and an excellent performance

    • By Waldo O. Berry III on 10-14-11

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 7

    • Iron Gray Sea

    • Destroyermen, Book 7
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I want longer books!

    • By Casey Ferrell on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 8

    • Storm Surge

    • Destroyermen, Book 8
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

    In the Pacific, as USS Walker is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire. But time is running out for the Alliance army in India, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief. All other plans go on hold when the attempt proves more difficult - and more heartbreakingly costly - than anyone imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can not wait for book 9. Book 8 is Great !

    • By Harry Boyle on 07-09-13

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 9

    • Deadly Shores

    • Destroyermen, Book 9
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

    The long-planned raid on the heart of the Grik Empire has grown more ambitious - and dangerously ill-defined. Only Matthew Reddy, commander of the old destroyer USS Walker, seems focused on its original intent. Many Lemurians see an opportunity to reconquer their sacred homeland, which was stolen long ago, and have no intention of simply striking a blow and then pulling back. Others, Lemurian and human, have their own agendas - which may not be in the best interests of the Alliance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fastest in the series

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 11-04-14

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 10

    • Destroyermen: Straits of Hell

    • Destroyermen, Book 10
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

    Matt Reddy's old Asiatic Fleet destroyer USS Walker has been mysteriously transported to an alternate version of earth. Here, WWII is no longer raging, and Reddy and his crew have been trying to find a new place for themselves in this strange new world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More of the Same - And That's a Good Thing!

    • By Daryl on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 11

    • Blood in the Water

    • Destroyermen Series, Book 11
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 963

    Ever since the USS Walker came from another world war to defy the terrifying Grik and diabolical Dominion, Matt Reddy and his crew have given their all to protect the oppressed Lemurians. But with the Walker in desperate need of repairs just as the Grik's first general is poised to strike, Reddy is desperate. With more enemies than ever before arrayed against them, the crew of the Walker needs new allies. That means combing the lethal wilds of Madagascar to find the Lemurians' fabled ancestors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Little payoff for a long listen...

    • By FootballNutter on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 12

    • Devil’s Due

    • Destroyermen, Book 12
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 825

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great continuation of a wonderful series

    • By Holdt Garver on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 13

    • River of Bones

    • Destroyermen Series, Book 13
    • By: Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    Commander Matt Reddy and his crew are afraid it may finally be the end of the USS Walker. Ever since their ship was transported to another world, and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik, the Walker has been taking a pounding. With Walker out of commission for repairs, Reddy takes command of a different ship and joins a desperate battle to block the Grik swarm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I find this series incredible !

    • By Nelson A Hill on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $24.49