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Stuck in an alternate universe during World War II, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy of the U.S.S. Walker has found an unlikely but invaluable ally in Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy. And now they are united in their desire to hunt down the traitor who abducted two women both men would die to protect: Reddy's love, nurse Sandra Tucker, and young Princess Rebecca of the New British Empire. But first they have a new battle to win.

However, this battle will not be fought with broadsides and broadswords, but with cunning and intrigue. For when Reddy and Jenks report the situation to the New Britain Company, they are met with scorn and disbelief. It soon becomes obvious that the ruthless Company is attempting to overthrow the Imperial Throne - and that someone involved knows where Sandra and Rebecca are. From the halls of power to the ballrooms of the nobility, Reddy must navigate through a tempest of politics, deception, and betrayal if he is ever going to save the hostages and live to fight another day.

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Destroyermen series.
©2010 Taylor Anderson (P)2011 Tantor

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  • DAVID
  • 03-02-2011

Each book in this series is better than the last!

If you have not started this series yet, I envy you. If you have started this series, than you are likely in the same boat as myself...in agony, knowing there will be such a long wait for book 6. I wish there was a device that could erase specific parts of my memory so that I could go back and listen the these books again for the first time.

I enjoyed this book even more than the first 4 even though there was much less action. It's obvious Mr. Anderson is setting up the sequence for future events, and I usually hate that, but he did such a great job, I'm afraid the actual events are going to be anti-climactic. I'm sure my fear is unwarranted.

As always, a superior performance by the narrator. I absolutely forget that all those characters are coming from just one person. Well done Mr. Dufris!

22 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • Lehua
  • 09-02-2011

LOVE THIS SERIES

The series is terrific and this book is another WONDERFUL hit. Five stars should also be awarded to the narrator William Dufris! I love the way he allows each character a voice and brings the world written by the author to life.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Herb
  • 14-02-2011

Favorite series

The Destroyermen has turned into my favorite sci fi series. Taylor Anderson can sure spin a tale and William Dufris is one of the best narrators in the business. My only gripe with this series is that I can read faster than Anderson can write.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-2011

Destroyermen is a don't miss series.

Outstanding, Taylor Anderson has done a superb job with this story line, each book in the series expertly moves various individual aspects along while at the same time keeping things fresh and exciting. The character development and dynamic stories emerges you into this wonderfully exciting world and the complexity that has been put into each part of these books set the stage for a wide rage additional stories. Well worth adding to your Audible collection no matter what your genre preference is.

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  • gary
  • 15-05-2011

great book

Taylor Anderson continues to weave a good story in this series. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Luis
  • 25-02-2011

Excellent...Best since book1

The book was excellent. I do wish there had been more as some part left you hanging and then you found out later what happened. I cannot wait for the next in the series. The narator has been great throughout the series. Listen to them all!!!

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  • Dan
  • 21-02-2011

Excellent addition to the series

I really look forward to these books, and I hope I don't have to wait that long for the next. It's a great alternate work series with pointed real world themes. Taylor Anderson has an excellent sense of humor while telling a very thought provoking story.

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  • Joe
  • 19-02-2011

Slow Burn ends with a bang

Best yet. Mr. Anderson has out done himself. He was able to masterfully move between numerous subplots and spin an exciting tale. I can't wait for the next adventure for our WWII Destroyermen.

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  • Janet
  • 04-05-2014

Flawed, but compelling

I get bogged down in the battle scenes, don't care much for William Dufris, sometimes come across a minor anachonism, but cannot stop listening to these adventures or caring about an absolutely crazy cast of characters!

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  • Daniel O. Buchholz
  • 21-06-2012

Still chugging along

Rising Tides: Destroyermen, Book 5 by Taylor Anderson is a solid book. But it feels like you are treading water, because overall the story is taking its sweet time in developing. I still have high hopes and at this point I am quite invested in the characters in series and am curious how things will progress.

This really felt like a development book, setting up the next couple of books for some bang up, drag out fights. Not to say that the book is totally devoid of action, but the biggest danger in this book really came from nature (rouge waves, volcano's) and not from the Grik or to a lesser degree the New Dominion.

The fun (but sometimes dragging part) of this story is that there are number of diverse story lines all running concurrently. CPT Reddy and the Walker visiting New Britain, Sandra and the Princess still shipwrecked, the recovery of the ship full of P-40E's, the attempts to recover S-19, and the ongoing campaign against the Grik. Add in the nature of slow travel and sheer size of the Pacific and things are going to slow down.

That said, I will buying the next novel shortly. Great writing style and even when it is slow it is still a great read with engaging characters and societies.

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  • M. Eyre
  • 10-04-2014

I have never contemplated returning a book .......

What would have made Rising Tides better?

Difficult to say I could not get into the book and am unlikley to finish it

Has Rising Tides put you off other books in this genre?

I will try others but NOT in this series

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The alternative Earth story is something that has some attraction for me.

Any additional comments?

I rarely do not finish a book even if it is tedious and predictable. With this book I feel that there is nothing in the plot that I can associate with. Maybe if I had read earlier books in the series I would view it differently but I doubt it.

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