• Designated Targets

  • Axis of Time, Book 2
  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (561 ratings)

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Designated Targets

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

The Second World War was turned on its head at the moment Admiral Kolhammer's ultra-modern stealth warships were hurled back through time from 2021. But no one could have predicted just how much of a nightmare would ensue...

Only months after the Transition, the great powers scramble to develop the weapons of tomorrow. The year 1942 is now a world of crude jet fighters, monstrous attack helicopters, and unholy dirty bombs - a mongrel technology, born decades prematurely.

Then, in a radical rewriting of history, Japanese forces sweep into Australia, foreign agents begin a campaign of terror in the USA, and Germany prepares for an all-out attack on Britain. The 21st-century forces must resort to the most extreme measures yet and face a future rife with possibilities - all of them apocalyptic.

Picking up from where he left off with Weapons of Choice, John Birmingham shocks and awes us with this gripping second instalment in the Axis of Time trilogy.

Listen to the entire Axis of Time trilogy.
©2006 John Birmingham (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Potty Mouth in Training

Would you try another book from John Birmingham and/or Jay Snyder?

I wouldn't buy another book by these authors for a several reasons. They use way too much foul language, e.g.,

What do you think your next listen will be?

My next listen will be one of several books by Joel C. Rosenberg, Stephen Coonts, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Stephen King.

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Alternative history at its best

Designated Targets is the first book of a military, political, social alternative history trilogy that shows what can happen when an experiment in quantum physics goes terribly wrong. It is very clever, well written, and even somewhat thought provoking. It only requires you to suspend your disbelief a bit. The trilogy is a most entertaining listen or read.

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Another winner

Heard the first one HAD to get this one and just got tne last of the three part series.
Too bad it's almost over, would make for a great movie but guess it'd be too long.
Very enjoyable.

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Outstanding

A very good read, i like it very MUCH!!!!!!!!!

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HOOKED

I've read many alternate history books and milti-universe genre books over the years. This is fast becoming one of my favorite series.

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Worth the time, an excellent read.

I was expecting a spin on The Final Countdown. This series definitely was a different take on things. An excellent well thought out book.

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Interesting story

The story was good, but the author seems to forget sometimes that he’s already told us something. For example, the CI computer was processing information too fast for humans to understand and was breaking it down for them. This was said a few times. I didn’t forget it from the last chapter.

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Just as good as the first book!

I IMMEDIATELY began listening to this title after I finished the first book. I'm glad that the author AND narrator continue deliver in this novel. The only draw-back I noticed was that the Narrator's female voices leave a lot to be desired. It is a bit of a distraction hearing him shift from COL Jones' deep voice into Julia's somewhat higher pitched voice.

The other drawback is that the author goves OVERBOARD on artistic description of certain things. It really turned into a frickin' book of poetry at times when he would go into EXTENSIVE detail describing a scenic view or some piece of military technology.

Beyond all of that, I greatly enjoyed the book and look forward to the 3rd entry.

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narrator is perfect!

the large cast of characters would be impossible to sort out without the gifted narration. very well done

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Great storyline, but... I

Great story but when the narrator does two of the female voices, he make them sound like "Mort Goldman" from Family Guy. Every time I hear one of their voices I picture him. Kind of a distraction from an other great narrative.