Axis of Time

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,697 ratings

Weapons of Choice Publisher's Summary

The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultra-modern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942...right into the path of the U.S. 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)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Weapons of Choice

    • Axis of Time, Book 1
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 522

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The story line is a political stretch

    • By Bruce on 04-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Weapons of Choice

    • Axis of Time, Book 1
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 2

    • Designated Targets

    • Axis of Time, Book 2
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    The Second World War was turned on its head at the moment Admiral Kolhammer's ultra-modern stealth warships were hurled back through time from 2021. But no one could have predicted just how much of a nightmare would ensue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alternative history at its best

    • By Michael on 07-05-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Designated Targets

    • Axis of Time, Book 2
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Second World War was turned on its head at the moment Admiral Kolhammer's ultramodern stealth warships were hurled back through time from 2021. But no one could have predicted just how much of a nightmare would ensue. Only months after the Transition, the great powers scramble to develop the weapons of tomorrow. The year 1942 is now a world of crude jet fighters, monstrous attack helicopters, and unholy dirty bombs - a mongrel technology, born decades prematurely.

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Final Impact

    • Axis of Time, Book 3
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    In the year 2021 a multinational fleet - experimenting with untested weapons technology - pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools, and twenty-first-century ways of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Would like to see it become a movie.

    • By Alan on 07-24-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Final Impact

    • Axis of Time, Book 3
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In the year 2021 a multinational fleet - experimenting with untested weapons technology - pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools and 21st-century ways of war.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Stalin's Hammer

    • The Axis of Time Series
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Ten years have passed since Admiral Kolhammer's 21st-century battlefleet was dragged into a wormhole and thrown across oceans of time, emerging with disastrous consequences and shattering the history of the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great return to world. More strategy & K, please!

    • By Edwin Li on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95