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Download Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 5 3.31 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Taylor Anderson Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Davie | 2/8/2014

    " Destroyermen-2 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klug | 2/7/2014

    " Liked it. Run of the mill sci\war-fi. Bit worried this would be another poorly written time waster like the "Lost Fleet". It isn't. Not as good as Abercrombie, more Bernard Cornwell. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cassie Donlen | 2/2/2014

    " I have this on audio books and it has great reviews but I just cannot get into the book and finally hopped over to another book. It might be the narrator but the story beginning is slow and not capturing my attention. I haven't comletely given it up yet though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Marlowe | 1/29/2014

    " Good read. I'm looking forward to the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry B Gray | 1/15/2014

    " Action packed and thought provoking. Very good read and hard to put down. I look forward to reading the next book in the series as this on has left me hanging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Gage | 1/1/2014

    " A fun quick read. Navy ship in middle of battle in WW2 finds themselves in alternate universe. Interesting new character types. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 1/1/2014

    " I love the premise and enjoyed the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brinn | 12/15/2013

    " Did not put it down. Fun Read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chadd | 11/24/2013

    " Pretty solid story telling. A lot of blasphemy. Great characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Higgins | 11/5/2013

    " This was in extremely good book. I read all the books in the series to date. Even though I read the last one a while aqo, I still think about the series and am awaiting the next book--coming out soon. I already pre-ordered it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 George | 9/10/2013

    " I thought this was well-written, but it really wasn't my thing. It reminded me of a 80's movie called "The Final Countdown," which was about an aircraft carrier transported back in time. In this version the destroyer is transported to an alternate dimension. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 1/6/2013

    " While this story begins interestingly enough, it does not maintain it. 2 of 10 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 12/6/2012

    " Not so good that i'm rushing to get the second one, not so bad i am ruling it out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laritza | 6/6/2012

    " Could not get through the first chapter "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 4/25/2012

    " Read this when it first came out and it was even better listening to it!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 CB | 2/15/2012

    " Man, if you're going to tease me with dinosaurs and an alternate reality, you've got to get there a heck of lot faster. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryon | 12/29/2011

    " This was a good book. It was an interesting situation on what they were faced with. The plot was not very deep, but at the end of the book it leaves you wanting more. In fact, I think it leaves a little too much out personally. But, I guess that also gets you wanting to read the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 9/2/2011

    " A trilogy about World War II era naval ships transported to an altenate timeline? I'm just a complete sap for these types of books. Loved it, sorry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Steely | 6/6/2011

    " Good alternate history story about 2 WWII destroyers that are transported to another world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 5/11/2011

    " Nice surprise with this one. I was expecting historical fiction from the first few pages I read... then discovered it was more than just that. What happens when a WWII destroyer in the Pacific enters a storm and emerges in an alternative reality? Have a read and find out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fred | 4/19/2011

    " as a potboiler, not too bad. its almost character driven
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klug | 3/29/2011

    " Liked it. Run of the mill sci\war-fi. Bit worried this would be another poorly written time waster like the "Lost Fleet". It isn't. Not as good as Abercrombie, more Bernard Cornwell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/20/2011

    " Really enjoyed the story of a WWII destroyer going to an alternate place and dealing with the situation that presents itself. Looking forward to book 2 to see where the story takes us. Reminds me a little of the lost regiment series by William forstien. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doc | 3/10/2011

    " Two World War One-vintage, four-stack destroyers in action in the Pacific in World War 2 suddenly find themselves on an alternate earth, and acquire new friends and new enemies.
    Good, straightforward military SF with a tinge of forthcoming romance.
    The first in a series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chad | 3/3/2011

    " Was decent until page 70 when the prehistoric creatures started talking to one another. Had to throw in the towel at that point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 "Nabila" | 3/1/2011

    " Loving it so far! Nice slow reveal of information (no easy solutions to the "why" of the predicament). Military and WW2 history buffs will like this. Loooonnnng chapters make it hard to put down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 3/1/2011

    " Slooooowwww start, and not really gripping characters. The Final Countdown did it better. Book group book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/10/2011

    " An interesting mixture of sci fi, fantasy, historical fiction, and war. I liked it enough that I'll keep reading the series because I want to know what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 1/29/2011

    " Desperate ships evading much more powerful Japanese fleet in WW2, enter a squall which lands them into even more peril. Very interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GaiusPrimus | 1/25/2011

    " Trully entertaining book. Fast paced story, curious to see where it will go. Started on Crusade. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stina | 1/1/2011

    " Book #21 for 2010. Rather predictable, somewhat tedious in spots, and generally unimpressive, yet kind of entertaining in a mindless popcorn flick kind of way. Still, not inspired to read the further adventures of the Destroyermen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry B | 10/26/2010

    " Action packed and thought provoking. Very good read and hard to put down. I look forward to reading the next book in the series as this on has left me hanging. "

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About the Author
Author Taylor Anderson

Taylor Anderson is a gun maker and forensic ballistic archeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He has a master’s degree in history and teaches at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Anderson is the author of the historical work The Life and Tools of the Rocky Mountain Free Trapper and the Destroyermen series.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.