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Clockwork Century
2 : Dreadnought

by Cherie Priest
Jul 1, 2014
7 Hours
978-1-62851-075-1
Ages 13+
Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Mercy sets out toward the Mississippi River. Once there, she’ll catch a train over the Rockies and—if the telegram can be believed—be greeted in Washington Territory by the sheriff, who will take her to see her father in Seattle.

Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure by dirigible and rail through war-torn border states. When Mercy finally arrives in St. Louis, the only Tacoma-bound train is pulled by a terrifying Union-operated steam engine called the Dreadnought. Reluctantly, Mercy buys a ticket and climbs aboard.

What ought to be a quiet trip turns deadly when the train is beset by bushwhackers, then vigorously attacked by a band of Rebel soldiers. The train is moving away from battle lines into the vast, unincorporated west, so Mercy can’t imagine why they’re so interested. Perhaps the mysterious cargo secreted in the second and last train cars has something to do with it?

Mercy is just a frustrated nurse who wants to see her father before he dies. But she’ll have to survive both Union intrigue and Confederate opposition if she wants to make it off the Dreadnought alive.
 

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Director & Cast

Director Colleen Delany
Starring Colleen Delany, Elizabeth Jernigan, David Jourdan, Andy Clemence, Eva Wilhelm, Scott Graham, Bradley Smith, Dawn Ursula, Joe Brack, Steve Wannall, Rex Anderson, Christopher Graybill, David Harris, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Casie Platt, Matthew Bassett, Thomas Keegan, Eric Messner, Laura Harris, Matthew Schleigh, Michael Glenn, Danny Gavigan, Dexter Hamlett, Karen Carbone, Nick DePinto, Evan Casey, Rebecca Sheir, Lily Beacon, Gregory Gorton, Steven Carpenter, Dylan Lynch, Christopher Scheeren, Drew Kopas, Scott McCormick, Tracy Olivera, David Coyne and Kimberly Gilbert
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Doug Krentzlin
Dialogue Editors Thomas Hogan
Sound Designers Thomas Hogan
Original Theme Music Thomas Hogan
Cover Illustrator Jahbulani Ori
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette

Reviews

Clockwork Century: Dreadnought by Steve (Posted on 2/18/2019)
Just as the first book in this series just a fatastical world created by this author. The actors in this production are, as always with any GA production, top shelf and make my long days driving just disappear.
A must have series for Steampunk & Zombie fans alike! by Kevin L (Posted on 12/19/2018)
After finishing Boneshaker I was hooked and I bought the entire series, so I looked forward to Dreadnaught like a kid on Christmas morning! This story had me from the very start.

The story begins in an alternate world with an American civil war lasting over twenty years. You can almost begin with this story to be introduced into the series because for the vast majority you really do not need to know anything about Boneshaker to enjoy dreadnought, however you would be missing out, be sure to get Boneshaker first! It is indicated in the previous story that there was a vast world outside Seattle, the walled off forgotten city with a small underground society under a perpetual toxic gas cloud that, from the teasers, may have infected the rest of the world with zombies, and this installment brings that to world to life.

This story is told from an entirely different point of view from Boneshaker, the main character in this story is Mercy, a nurse who has lost her Union Soldier husband and now finds herself working in a Confederate hospital patching up and caring for the men who may have been responsible for killing her husband. Mercy injects her thoughts and opinions on just about everything. This really helps to get into her mindset and to see the supporting case in a similar way as her. I cannot overstate how vivid the author writes and her descriptions seem to come to life right out of the pages. While not every part is action packed, and this story does a much better job of immersing you into the experience the characters are feeling. You may be tempted to skim past them, but do not! You will rob yourself of some truly excellent imagery. I also especially love how the author plays with other senses, describing sound and smells in ways that bring them to life.

The reason I gave this book four instead of five stars is because of the extended epilogue. This is the part where the book really ties in with Boneshaker and I found it excessive and not necessary. The epilogue spends way too much time devoted to the tie in and if you have just heard the Boneshaker this seemed to be an almost annoying waste of time, especially since the entire rest of the story can be enjoyed without reading Boneshaker, I would have liked it if the epilogue was drastically shorter. Needless to say I still enjoyed the story a great deal and it quickly became one of my most recommended series.
Dread Not... by Wm Reid (Posted on 5/11/2017)
As the second book in the series, this one does not disappoint... Very well writer and performed... Can't wait to listen to the next one...
Suspensful by Rosendo (Posted on 1/30/2017)
Not as good as boneshaker but still good
Dreadnaught by Brandon (Posted on 12/8/2016)
This was the first book in the series I bought and I am not in any way shape or form disappointed with it. The series is intricate in its details of the world and the plot is well thought out and moves along at a brisk pace. I will definitely be listening to more of this series.
good story by Bos (Posted on 11/1/2016)
I enjoyed the storytelling in this book.
Dreadnought by Marlisa (Posted on 12/20/2015)
I just listen to these over and over again!
Dreadnought by angela (Posted on 5/12/2015)
I liked this book but book one was better i am looking forward to book 3!!! It is nice to have a series that holds the story line and characters throughout the series!! Keep up the good work GA!!
Getting into this series. by Timothy (Posted on 1/15/2015)
I like series that keep the storyline and characters across multiple books and I was unsure about the Clockwork Century ones because it's different each book. Fortunately I am enjoying them so far and just got the next in the series and will continue if they keep pleasing me.
Amazing Installment by Chris (Posted on 1/12/2015)
This is another great story from The Clockwork Century series. A nurse finds out about her dying father and heads west to see him; but she gets caught up in the middle of a war, steampunk machinery, a conspiracy, and zombies! An amazing story that makes you want to keep listening till the very end. Graphic Audio does an amazing job once again with providing sound effects and descriptions of the steampunk machinery/settings to really immerse you into this amazing story.
Dreadnought by Craig (Posted on 1/11/2015)
Really well written, with a good pace. I liked how they tied the 1st book to this one
Loved it by Daniel (Posted on 12/31/2014)
A great continuation to a fantastic series.
I can not wait to listen to more
Deadnought by Lee (Posted on 12/20/2014)
man another good book from GA just got book #3 great cast!
love it by Justin (Posted on 11/29/2014)
Love it
dreadnaught by Jerry (Posted on 11/22/2014)
The story stays fresh with each title and keeps getting better.
dreadnought by Justin (Posted on 9/20/2014)
Amazing. Finished the book in one shift.
Good, not great by James (Posted on 8/25/2014)
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the 1st book. It was good, very good even but not as good. Looking forward to book 3.
Impressive! by Amy (Posted on 8/25/2014)
I picked up this audio book on my return trip Somewhere in the middle of Nevada with at least another 15 hours of driving ahead of me. My husband suggested it because it was steampunk and western, something both of us could enjoy. We didn't know what to expect, but it definitely pulled us into the tale as soon as the first obstacle was placed in front of the main character. We really enjoyed it and were quickly swapping the discs out, not bothering to take a small breather in between them as we had with other books. We still talk about it; well, we make the sound effects from it mostly. It was a lot of fun and recommend it.
Dreadnought by daniel (Posted on 8/18/2014)
Texas Ranger, train robbery, and zombies!?!?!? Can't get much better than that unless you add in a ware wolf or vampire lol, great book to follow book 1 and as always a great performance by the crew.
Choo Choo! by Jared (Posted on 8/9/2014)
A Steampunk train robbery western....I should NOT have to say more than that! Good fun, didn't expect steampunk to translate to an audio format as well as it did.
Getting better by James (Posted on 8/8/2014)
You got me again. Starts off slow with slow moving story. Then hooks you in, as the story ties together with 1st book and you are waiting to hear what's happens next.... book ends aaaaahhhhh I want my part 3!!!!! I am hooked started slow but now I have no choice must continue.
deadnought by Linda (Posted on 8/6/2014)
it is nice to have all of them

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