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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William R. Forstchen Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lost Regiment Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455184033
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To victory—or death!

When Union Colonel Andrew Keane led his blue-coated soldiers aboard the transport ship, he could not have foreseen that their next port of call would be neither in the North nor the South, but in an alternate world where no human was free.

Swept through a space-time warp, Keane’s regiment is shipwrecked in an alien land, a land where all that stood between them and destruction was the power of rifles over swords, spears, and crossbows. Thrown into this serfdom ruled by nobles and the Church, Keane and his men bring with them the radical ideas of freedom, equality, and democracy—and technology that is centuries ahead of the world they must now call home. Yet all their knowledge and training might not save them from the true rulers there—creatures for whom humans are mere cattle, bred for sacrifice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Some of the best adventure writing in years!”

    Science Fiction Chronicle

  • “A rousing tale with plenty of action. The battle scenes are exciting without glorifying war. The characters suffer real losses, and we feel their anguish. If you are a Civil War buff or like military SF this is a book not to be missed.”

    SFFAudio.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E.A. | 2/17/2014

    " I have read every book of the Lost Battalion series and loved every minute. So often the books that become series have a thin story stretched to a breaking point over the span of numerous books. Not so here. Forstchen has a big story in a complex world that needs the books he uses to tell it. I never got tired of it. Forstchen brings such civil war knowledge to his piece that it is often a history of the weapons of war in a novel form. Still, his strength is in the power of his character creation. So many memorable and living people inhabit his books. There are moments in these series that will stay with me as long as I live. Well worth checking out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dacinky | 1/30/2014

    " Union troops on another planet fighting against orcish beings while surrounded by the backdrop of medieval Russia -- such a combination is hard not to like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Arnett | 1/13/2014

    " Loved this series! For any lover of fantasy and history this is the ultimate book. This book gives you a civil war regiment based on the legendary 20th Maine, on an alien world populated by medieval Russians, ancient Egiptians, and an alien race which cultivates humans for food. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy Smith | 1/10/2014

    " This is good but very predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 1/3/2014

    " Pulp adventure, but I love it. I've re-read this book several times over the years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny Stone | 12/30/2013

    " Loved the entire Lost Regiment series, and would have liked to have seen it continue. Excellent mix of history and fantasty, action and suspense, with very real characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/28/2013

    " If you can find this series and read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Rowe | 6/18/2013

    " Not a bad book. I would read the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Gill | 10/29/2012

    " Aternate reality. A little steam-punkish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily Bart | 9/21/2012

    " The Union Army fights the hordes of Genghis Khan -- in space!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 7/28/2012

    " Its not bad, I well read the next one, Union Forever. Not as good as Lost Fleet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 5/23/2012

    " Ok, so I won't read any of the others, but this was pretty entertaining - Civil War soldiers transported to an alternate universe where humans are fighting aliens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/22/2012

    " The 35th Maine Regiment of the Army of the Potomac, after being withdrawn from the siege of Petersburg, finds itself relocated to a planet inhabited by 11th century Russians and human-feasting aliens. A cross between Pournelle's Janissaries and Anderson's Destroyermen series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Farrell | 10/9/2011

    " Totally different from anything I've read and amazingly climactic and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 7/9/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book about a group of civil war Union army soldiers who mysteriously get transported to another planet. Their struggles to survive in a world where human beings are food for aliens are fascinating. Great characters made me putting the book down difficult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 6/24/2011

    " First in what turned out to be one of my favorite SF series. Forstchen knows his Civil War history and transplants it perfectly to an alien planet. Very exciting, with great characters and ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ned Barrett | 4/25/2011

    " I really like this book and the whole "Lost Regiment" series by Forstchen. The premise is solid and actually pretty scary. I am very critical of the believability of sci-fi and this novel holds together very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 3/3/2011

    " I loved this book the second I started reading it. Recommended it to my brother who also loved it.
    Doesn't have the tired formula of allot of other Fantasy/Sci-Fi books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bev | 9/10/2010

    " Recommended by my friend Anne, and it did not disappoint.
    Think Sci-Fi meets History. And hold on...you have 8 more books in this series to enjoy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 9/10/2010

    " Its not bad, I well read the next one, Union Forever. Not as good as Lost Fleet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/4/2010

    " I don't know why I reread this... the plot is awful, the writing is stiled, and the names of the characters are inconsistent throughout the book. But it's got some great battle scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 2/5/2010

    " Totally different from anything I've read and amazingly climactic and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dacinky | 8/3/2009

    " Union troops on another planet fighting against orcish beings while surrounded by the backdrop of medieval Russia -- such a combination is hard not to like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 12/2/2008

    " Ok, so I won't read any of the others, but this was pretty entertaining - Civil War soldiers transported to an alternate universe where humans are fighting aliens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/18/2008

    " First in what turned out to be one of my favorite SF series. Forstchen knows his Civil War history and transplants it perfectly to an alien planet. Very exciting, with great characters and ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mkoll | 3/1/2008

    " A sci fi story with technology that never goes past civil war tech. first book in a long multi-book series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Varmint | 1/27/2008

    " this is why i didn't use my real name when signing up for this site.

    okay, i like fortschen. it's fun schlock adventure fiction. not everything has to be profound or life changing. feel free to mock me now. "

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