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Summary

Thirteen outstanding authors. Thirteen aviation stories that never happened. 

Throughout the human experience, historians have wondered, “What if?” What if Americans had fought on the side of Germany in World War I? What if Germany had invested in naval aviation in World War II? What if Russia had started World War III? 

Wonder no more, for these questions, along with many others, are answered within this audiobook. Told by a variety of award-winning authors, like Sarah Hoyt, the 2018 Dragon Award Winner for Alternate History, Richard Fox, the 2017 Dragon Award Winner for Best Military Science Fiction, and Kacey Ezell, the winner of the 2018 Baen Reader’s Choice Award, To Slip the Surly Bonds deals with aviation warfare that never happened in our world…but easily could have. 

The second book in the exciting new Phases of Mars anthology series, there is something for everyone inside! From fighting alongside the Red Baron, to flying a P-38 Lightning, to present day air warfare, “To Slip the Surly Bonds” traces a century of aviation warfare…that wasn’t. From learning how the PBY got to the new world in Taylor Anderson’s The Destroyermen series…to fighting the French in a very different Vietnam, this book has it, so come aboard and find out “what if” all of these things had changed history…just a little. You’ll be glad you did!

©2019 Chris Kennedy (P)2020 Chris Kennedy

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I’ve always loved to think what if.
It was an interesting collection of tiles that look at the if and they were all very enjoyable well worth the time.
I think The only criticism I have is that in some of the stories I wish there was more because they open the door to a very interesting alternate history but the stories are so short and you’re thinking what happens next I almost wish I do wish that the writers of the short stories would write novels on their stories.

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  • 20-02-20

Was it history

It could’ve been history or was it. I started this book thinking maybe it was not for me, but once I got into the meat of the book I couldn’t put it down.the narration was excellent, the author did a outstanding job of pulling this book together.Yes I would recommend this book.

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  • 07-08-21

Red Baron on Trial

This book is an excellent selection of wartime aviation stories. Fans of “The Destroyermen” by Taylor Anderson should buy it for another harrowing story in that universe. The story “Zero Dark 30” surprised me by being a genuinely suspenseful thrill!
The narrator has improved with this, the second in the series.