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Publisher's Summary

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.

Then, in a radical rewriting of history, Japanese forces sweep into Australia, foreign agents begin a campaign of terror in the USA, and Germany prepares for an all-out attack on Britain. The 21st-century forces must resort to the most extreme measures yet and face a future rife with possibilities - all of them apocalyptic.

Picking up from where he left off with Weapons of Choice, John Birmingham shocks and awes us with this gripping second instalment in the Axis of Time trilogy.

©2006 John Birmingham (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Narrator is much improved

The narrator must have practised a fair bit before this one. There are still a few that aren't quite right, but it is not jarring like it was with the first book.

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More narrators maybe?

The attempted Aussie accents were indeed hard to listen to. But overall a good,gripping book.

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Shocking accents

Interesting story clouded by terrible accents that need to be ignored.
Some of the characters are implausible and one or two important players in WWII are missing and should have been explored, people like cryptanalyst Alan Turing.

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Same terrible narrator

Once again I’ve enjoyed the story enough to be able to tough out the painful accents and sometimes inaccurate readings of this book.
It’s still a good yarn, it could be so much more with the right narrator.

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Great story, terrible accents

Love these books, but seriously who sanctioned the accents? Every non American character sounds like either Dick Van Dyke or an East End Villain (even the women). Other than that the narration is excellent. Caw Blimey Prince Harry...

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Fantastic

After reading all 3 books, totally enjoyed the experience of listening to all 3 on audio.

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  • 04-04-2020

Number Two is done - onto the third

I'm not a fan of series books which leave you short at the end but it's one is different. it's not so much of a hook to get you to buy the next one but a yearning to complete what is an engaging story. Characters are real, though you have to get past the almost comical female voices and the rather dubious accents, and some of the story threads disappear but the core storyline is imaginative, and - though I can't believe I'm going to say this about such a fanciful idea - totally believable.

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  • d
  • 11-05-2018

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Narrater spoils the story, by doing silly voices and silly accents such as English welsh Scottish and women

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  • Mike
  • 26-07-2017

good time travel book

If you could sum up Designated Targets in three words, what would they be?

I have all three of the audio books in this series and got through the them in 1 week.Te way the story develops is well paced and you get a good feel for the story. The way the groups in the books play off against each other is well thought out and the action is exciting. The way the futuristic weapons are used and historical characters portrayed is believable.

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 03-06-2017

Brilliant

This is the second part in the series. Great developments and sets up 3 perfectly.

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