Axis of Time

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

Weapons of Choice 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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  • Book 1

    • Weapons of Choice

    • Axis of Time, Book 1
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What a dreadful narrator!!!

    • By Micky the Ring on 28-04-17

    Regular price: £32.79

  • Book 2

    • Designated Targets

    • Axis of Time, Book 2
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    The Second World War was turned on its head at the moment Admiral Kolhammer's ultramodern 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By d on 11-05-18

    Regular price: £28.09

  • Book 3

    • Final Impact

    • Axis of Time, Book 3
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    In the year 2021 a multinational fleet - experimenting with untested weapons technology - pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools and 21st-century ways of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good time travel books

    • By Mike on 26-07-17

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Stalin's Hammer

    • The Axis of Time Series
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Ten years have passed since Admiral Kolhammer's 21st-century battlefleet was dragged into a wormhole and thrown across oceans of time, emerging with disastrous consequences and shattering the history of the Second World War.

    Regular price: £23.49