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  • Weapons of Choice

  • Axis of Time, Book 1
  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (295 ratings)

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Weapons of Choice

By: John Birmingham
Narrated by: Jay Snyder
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Publisher's Summary

The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultramodern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942...right into the path of the US naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll.

History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun. The veterans of Pearl Harbor have never seen a helicopter or a cruise missile - let alone nanotechnology, ceramic bullets, and F22 Raptor stealth jetfighters.

Allied and Axis forces are then caught in a desperate struggle to gain the upper hand - each hoping to tip the balance with a fist full of 21st-century firepower. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare.

©2005 John Birmingham (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Great story, wierd accents

loved the story and will be getting the 2nd book directly. The general naration was great and read in a strong easy to listen to voice. The only thing that let the recording down was the accents. In particular the supposedly Australian and British voices, they are so bad as to be funny in what apart from an underlying cheekyness is not supposed to be a comedic novel. Would still thourougly recommend both the story and recording

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Some awful accents detract from the story

Most of the time, the narrator is pretty good, but some of his accents are awful. I know the Australian accent can be tough for some people, with an Australian author you are going to have a lot of Australian listeners and I found it painful to listen to. I eventually almost got used to it, but it detracted from what is a great story.

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Painful on the ears

Please, please do not attempt accents unless they are realistic. Agree with others, this should have been corrected before release as it detracts from an otherwise good story.

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Narrator needs to stop!

I read the reviews about this book and the terrible narrator trying to do accents and female voices. I thought I could tolerate it and look past it. I was wrong..... I have never heard such atrocious narration of what would be an amazing story. Just awful, please stop this narrator audible!

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TERRIBLE!

please re -record with someone else. these accents are ABYSMAL! I cant even push through chapter 1.
and I've listened to Stephen king narrate his own books...
this is bloody awful!

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great story but the narrator let's it down, please stop trying to do an Aussie accent, you just sound like a chipmunk in a blender. many of my family died in Changi prison. Please learn to pronounce it correctly, I found that disrespectful AF.

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great story,

it is a great story, but as an Australian the actors Australian accent is terrible.

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Good story, poor narration

A pretty good story, but the narrator drove me nuts with his accents. For a book with so many Australian characters in it , the producers stuffed up with their pick of narrator.

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Excellent story

The start of a fantastic series, highly recommended.

Absolutely first rate riveting story. I couldn't put it down. I really like the central premise of the time traveling fleet. The action sequences were tense and suspenseful even and the writing is tight.

While the narration was good he did have trouble pronouncing Tobruk, Alamein, Changi, Sevastopol and feral - I wish someone had corrected him.

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Great book

Agree that the accents were pretty dire, but only minimally detracted from a rollicking ride.

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