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3.00079176563737 out of 53.00079176563737 out of 53.00079176563737 out of 53.00079176563737 out of 53.00079176563737 out of 5 3.00 (1,263 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The American Empire Trilogy Release Date: June 2002 ISBN: 9781436132930
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In this sequel to Blood & Iron by Sidewise Award-winning master of alternate history Harry Turtledove, the Great Depression leaves the USA and CSA vulnerable. Though victors in the War of Secession, the CSA still reels from losing the Great War. Powerful and bloated by prosperity, the USA ignores ominous events nearby. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 4/7/2016

    " This is the second book of the "inter-war" series from the "Confederate Victory" timeline. It's a little slow, at least compared to the books from the "Great War" series, but considering there's no war going on, it's still pretty good. Without giving away much, I'll say that it does a really good job of moving thing along to start to set the stage for the "Settling Accounts" series. I'd recommend. The only downside is that the last series of 4 books in this timeline, the "Settling Accounts' books, are not available in audio format (at least as of April 2016). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Federman | 5/12/2013

    " Finished! Next one downloaded and ready to go. I am loving the storyline but to be honest, there are some things that get too repetitive. Turtledove treats each book as if you have not read the predecessor, which seems highly unlike. Nonetheless, I am pushing on!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 1/26/2013

    " This is where the series really started to drop off, by paralleling events of our time line too closely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Richard | 4/3/2012

    " Really interesting to look at history from a new angle. I love the "what ifs" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 1/11/2012

    " The continuation of the long and intricate alternate history track Harry Turtledove began with a "what if" change of events during the Civil War. For me, this series is addictive. The characters and events are intriguing and I want to know what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 10/26/2010

    " Really interesting to look at history from a new angle. I love the "what ifs" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 3/30/2009

    " The continuation of the long and intricate alternate history track Harry Turtledove began with a "what if" change of events during the Civil War. For me, this series is addictive. The characters and events are intriguing and I want to know what happens next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 3/16/2008

    " This is where the series really started to drop off, by paralleling events of our time line too closely. "

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About the Author
Author Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove, known as the “Master of Alternative History,” is the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of a number of bestselling series and standalone novels. He received his PhD from UCLA in Byzantine history and worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education before becoming a full-time fiction writer. He also served as the treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written a number of successful series, including the Crosstime Traffic series, the Darkness series, and the Worldwar I Colonization series, among others. His standalone works include Ruled Brittania, Every Inch a King, Conan of Venarium, Household Gods, and Justinian.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.