Collisions of the Damned: The Defense of the Dutch East Indies: Usurper's War, Volume 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The Usurper's War has resumed, with disastrous results for the Allies. In Hawaii, US Pacific Fleet lies shattered after the Battle of Hawaii. Across the Pacific the Imperial Japanese Navy, flush with their recent victory, turns its gimlet eye towards the south and the ultimate prize for their Emperor: The Dutch East Indies.
For Commander Jacob Morton and the other members of the Asiatic Fleet, the oncoming Japanese storm means that the USS Houston and her Allied companions must learn to fight against overwhelming odds against an enemy who claims the night as their own. In the skies above Houston and the other old, tired vessels of the ACDA Fleet , Flight Lieutenant Russell Wolford and his men attempt to employ the Allies' newest technology to even the odds. With full might of the Japanese Empire falling on them, the ACDA's soldiers, sailors, and marines must fight to hold the line long enough for reinforcements to come.
On the Japanese side, the Dutch East Indies campaign quickly becomes a maelstrom that they did not expect. Vice Admiral Yamaguchi, commander of the Kido Butai and victor of Hawaii, finds himself fighting to preserve the First Air Fleet's carrier wings rather than fritter them away in a battle of attrition. For even as brave pilots such as Lieutenant Isoro Honda and his fellow Shiden pilots cut a bloody swathe through their Allied counterparts, Yamaguchi realizes that his remaining carriers must prepare for one thing: the decisive battle.
Collisions of the Damned is the continuation of the Usurper's War series. Picking up where Acts of War left off, this book contains even more relentless combat and breathless naval actions than its predecessor. As Japan confronts a divided United States and its desperate allies, ordinary men and women are forced to make decisions that will have far reaching consequences for both themselves and their nations.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 57 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||November 23, 2016|
|Publisher||James L. Young Jr|
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#311,792 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#874 in Alternate History Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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#6,016 in Alternate History Science Fiction (Books)
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So we have interesting people to engage our attention. And then he puts them in some of the most harrowing, detailed situations I have ever read. Want to know what it is like to engage in a sea battle at night, in restricted waters, with an opponent who had every bit as much courage and professionalism as you do? It isn't much fun but it is exciting as all get out.
Young, a trained as a soldier, has a vivid way of describing battles at sea and in the air. Who would have expected that from a ground pounder?
His grand strategic vision is reasonable and coherent. His tactical grasp is very impressive.
If you want a realistic, well developed alternate world filled with authentic characters, this is it. Highly recommended.
Again James Young has impressed me with his characters. He makes them live, despite the amazing action scenes so integral to the story. What I like about his heroes and heroines is the fact that they are human, not supermen. The characters interaction keep it interesting for the reader, as does the sweep of the story arc. James Young's attention to historical details keep the story's authentic, even in an alternate history setting.
The only thing that diminishes this work, are minor editing bobbles here and there throughout this book, but I expect that will improve in the future.
I eagerly await the next book in this series, as I dearly wish to see how things turn out James Young is definitely an author to watch, as I expect to see great stories come from his wordsmithing pen. I recommend his work to everyone. It's worth your time and dime. . .
I have one small problem though, Mr. Young really needs to get someone to proofread his work before publishing. It is very irritating to have to see the typos and grammatical errors that abound in all of his books. I love a smooth, good story...as his could be if he would just get it edited properly.
I will get the next novel in this story, I just hope he sharpens up.
Congrats for having Weber like your stories - that in itself is a selling point, except if Weber is reading your work he is not doing his work, hope he fixes that.
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The story is excellent and l can't wait for the next part to come out - hopefully error free.
Some reviewers have complained about the numéous editing lapses such as bad punctuation spelling and mixed up dialogues These are there but in a fast paced novel like this they are not that important and usually do not effect the story
What is bothersome to me are the numerous technical errors and chance events that are there it seems more for plot than a accuracy.The ships' gunnery and torpedo accuracy is just too good Actual hit statistics in WW1 and WW2 were low maybe less than 10%:Here there are numerous examples of first round hits and correct changes on the second round correction ships seem to be made of paper and get sunk a way to easy
Still if you suspend belief and forget actual history you can still enjoy the book as good escapist fiction Like a comic book or action hero movie if you subscribe to the mantra that," Things blow up real good!"you will keep on going and waiting for the next episode