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Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of Gettysburg, the 35th Regiment of the Union Army were pulled through a time warp, leaving them stranded in a strange alien world. Now it's time for exploration - and to discover a way to survive.

©2000 William R. Forstchen (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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  • MaugerDStaunton
  • 31-07-2012

A New Generation Gives a Fresh Feel

Down to the Sea is the beginning of a new chapter in The Lost Regiment series. I've read the entire series although I have to admit I struggled through books 7 and 8. It's not that William R. Forstchen is a bad writer, he's not. Or that Patrick Lawlor makes the books difficult to listen to, he doesn't. It's that the topic is gruesome and it begins to weigh not just on the mind but also on the soul. Anyone that has seen violence up close and personal will have no problem seeing in their mind's eye the picture of war that Forstchen paints and Lawlor makes come to life. Leaving the violence and butchery out of the picture the writting is good and the performance is just as good. But, this series is not for the faint of heart, the young, or those that have personal demons from war or violence. Forstchen does a little too good a job in painting his picture and makes you face a reality most people would rather not. For those unfamilar with The Lost Regiment it is about a group of Union soldiers trapped on a world far from home facing annihalation by an enemy that sees them as food. It is a story about the strength of the human spirit, human enginuity, the will to live, and the desire all men have for freedom. Down to the Sea continues the story with the second generation. It's now their turn to stand and to find out for themselves just what they are made of. I enjoyed the book and it was a nice change from the earlier series.

Patrick Lawlor is not the most versitile actor on Audible, but he does a good job with Forstchen's work. He has narrated the entire series and brings with him a knowledge of the work that is necessary to communicate Forstchen's complicated engineering concepts. Lawlor does a fine job delivering Forstchen's work.

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  • Dan
  • 05-09-2010

Beginning of Act II

Book 9 starts a new story. The stage is expanding and so are the characters; there is a risk that the world grow too big. Unlike in the Weber/Ringo "Prince Roger" series, where the main characters move from horde to horde, this series is bringing new hordes onto the orginal stage. Also, technolgy is developing at a frightful pace. Nuclear weapons if not aliens in flying saucers can't be far off (the raw materials for nuclear weapones were introduced in Book 2).

Also, I'm often reminded on Charles Stross's "A Colder War"......Don't go into the light!

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  • Michael
  • 12-01-2016

Questions unanswered

where is book 10. now i am the Lost Reader. the fear of the unknown may forever haunt my soul.....

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  • D. J. Schultz
  • 08-09-2021

Great series, but where is the rest?

Great series! Nicely crafted story. Engaging well thought out content. The performance was excellent as well..... but..... Where the heck is the next book and the rest of the story? Down to the Sea was released in 2010 and ended with the set up to the next book, which after 11 years is still MIA. Mr Forstchen, did you get bored with The lost Regiment concept. Please sir, say it isn’t so. Better yet, write book 10.

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  • Suspect
  • 03-07-2021

Where’s the rest of the series??

WTF!? This book was released in 2010. It’s 2021 and I’m still waiting for the rest of this excellent series to be released on Audible. It’s better than books 1-8, and they were great, esp books 1-3.
Patrick Lawlor narrates superbly.
Highly recommended.

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  • Bruce
  • 16-06-2018

William frosting fan for years.

a decade or more ago I started reading this series in paperback. I've read the paper bags several times. And listen to the entire episode 2 audio books on a regular basis for several years.

I believe it if you wanted the finest adventure novels ever written. I hope William frosting continues to write other novels based on the theme of this one.

I feel that this series one of the most outstanding series I've ever read in my life. Be sure that you learn about it until others. Thank you

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  • Bob P.
  • 07-05-2018

unfinished

would have been rated higher but it is only part of a story that's incomplete

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  • Apolon I.
  • 25-01-2017

Really enjoyed the new generation of the story...

Any additional comments?

It's a shame that it looks like it's the last of the series given it was written in 2000. I would I have loved to see the storyline move further given the new generation of characters and tech advancement.

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  • Manuel A. Valdivia
  • 10-12-2016

A comment & a question

This book was splendid but it leaves the story unfinished. When will it be completed ?

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  • Badjuju
  • 17-10-2016

enjoyable and unpredictable

The book makes a great transition to the next phase of the Republics history. It kept me glued to my headphones.

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  • Ace
  • 23-08-2018

What happened to book 11?

I loved the series but this one needs another two books after it. Just ends!

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  • M. J. Todd
  • 18-10-2016

Don't bother

A very good series of books but this one just stops and there's no more which is a pity

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