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I feel like I need to say, 'forgive me father for I have sinned... I have ventured away form my usual zombie genre again'. Truthfully, I am glad I did. I took a punt on this one. There were no real detailed reviews. I was running low on cash and needed a title which was long enough to make certain I could see the end of the week out.
This one took me an hour to really get into it. At first I was thinking this is just a simple army transported back in time deal. That in itself isn't a bad story line. But as the story went along it really developed into so much more. The author needs to be congratulated for the great ideas which were gradually introduced in this one. Actually, this kind of summarised my thoughts of the whole story, wasn't expecting much, but as the story went it gradually grew on me, to the point that I have purchased the next in the series.
Narration: not the best in sound quality more static than usual. The breathing of the narrator is more obvious. Speed was acceptable and could easily be listened to at normal speed. The slightly less quality might be due to the fact that this is a old release... I think 1990. The benefit of not needing to be sped up like so many titles these days is that you get full value dollar per hour wise. And at over 15 hours it is excellent value!
The story is similar to 'Destroyermen' series by Taylor Anderson, or is it the other way round? Destroyermen is similar to Rally Cry The Lost Regiment??? Either way it doesn't matter. I loved Destroyermen and now I am hooked on this one!
What I found very pleasing is the ending of this one. I won't give away any details. However, I will say this one does end well and it is not one of those stories which forces you to buy the next in the series to find out what happens. The reality is that you will buy the next in the series because you won't want it to end!
PS. Some people have tracked me on the good old inter webs and asked if I receive free copies of the titles I review, or if I get paid for reviews. I can say beyond any shadow of doubt, the answer is no I have not. Some authors have offered, but I have said no.
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And my brother went to Bowdoin. Somehow the little College in Mainre keeps in touch with me, although I went to Holy Cross. Commodore Chamberlain used to come and give talks about the Arctic at the School,, Thayrer Academy , that was founded by the "Saviour of West Point" Sylvanus Thayer. I also recommend " Kabloona", a trueb tale about the pre industrial Iniuit by Gontrans de Poncins. Commodore Chamberlelains schooner was the Bowdoinn. De Poncins said the Inuit of Mackenzie Land were the best equipped to survive climate change. We shall see.
John Thurston, for my tfather Bowdoin '29 and my brother Bowdoin '54.
I wasn't sure about this title but i'd say if you like Harry Turtledove, Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series or the Civilization games by Sid Meier; then you will probably enjoy this!
I have a fondness SF Alternative history combos so was already its target audience but its look at religion, the task high speed industrialization and civil war battle tech and tatics really made this book enjoyable.
Also its nice to have a book where a Quaker is one of the main character and their struggle with non-violence principles in a barbarous world.
Thought this was going to be a bit crappy and it did have a crappy seeming start but I loved it and would suggest to anyone