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2.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 5 2.63 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781400188147
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A famous naturalist seeks a near-extinct species of bird found only on the rarest of lands in "Audubon in Atlantis." A young American on a European holiday finds himself storming an enchanted German castle in "The Catcher in the Rhine." The philosopher Sokrates plays a key role in the Athenian victory over the Spartans in "The Daimon." Centaurs take a sea voyage aboard "The Horse of Bronze" to a land where they encounter a strange and frightening tribe of creatures known as man. London's most famous detective, Athelstan Helms, and his assistant, Dr. James Walton, are in Atlantis investigating a series of murders in "The Scarlet Band." Atlantis and Other Places includes these and seven more amazing stories of ancient eras, historical figures, mysterious events, and out-of-this-world adventure from the incomparable Harry Turtledove. Track List for Atlantis and Other Places: Disc 1 "Audubon in Atlantis"—Track 1 Disc 3 "Bedfellows"—Track 1 "News from the Front"—Track 5 Disc 4 "The Catcher in the Rhine"—Track 4 "The Daimon"—Track 18 Disc 6 "Farmers' Law"—Track 22 Disc 7 "Occupation Duty"—Track 10 "The Horse of Bronze"—Track 22 Disc 9 "The Genetics Lecture"—Track 20 "Someone Is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy"—Track 22 Disc 10 "Uncle Alf"—Track 5 Disc 11 "The Scarlet Band"—Track 1 Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Turtledove's research is always solid, his speculation thoughtful, and his execution professional. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 S | 12/28/2013

    " if the first tale is any indication of what's to come, you're in for a slow, drawn out, unremarkable read. this book and the tales are interesting in theory, but the execution is so weak and predictable that i'm putting this down after two stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/20/2013

    " Alternate history short stories. Makes me want to read more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 12/9/2013

    " A wonderful collection of short stories etc. Loved audubon and also Helms in Atlantis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 11/30/2013

    " I keep dipping my toe in the alternate history pool & keep coming up uninspired. Unless it involves dragons. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marci Glasgow-Haire | 9/24/2013

    " I liked the first story. The second was a groaner. Beyond that, I would lose interest early on in the story and go on to the next, just to quickly lose interest in that one, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 6/14/2013

    " A decent collection of short stories that cover many AH worlds and times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 4/29/2013

    " This is a collection of short stories. I only read the first one, "Audobon in Atlantis." It was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Roy | 3/6/2013

    " An intriguing group of short stories by one of the masters of alternate history. For those who loved the Atlantis series Turtledove wrote, two of the short stories bring you back to that strange land. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy | 1/28/2013

    " Horribly slow, didn't even get out of the first story... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti McDermott | 8/27/2012

    " I guess alternate history is not my cup of tea. I only made it half-way before giving up. Just could not hold my interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mrrogers | 4/17/2012

    " just did not like it as much as hos othrt books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maksim | 12/10/2011

    " It was pretty okay, not good, not bad really. Just an okay book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/4/2011

    " Occasionally does more than fan service. His treatment of centaurs is impressive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sunita yadav | 6/15/2011

    " okay,probably good but didn't interest me as such for what ever reason.couldn't finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 3/8/2011

    " Couldn't finish it. When there are so many good books waiting to be read, why should I waste my time? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maksim | 2/11/2011

    " It was pretty okay, not good, not bad really. Just an okay book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 1/31/2011

    " A decent collection of short stories that cover many AH worlds and times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 1/10/2011

    " I guess alternate history is not my cup of tea. I only made it half-way before giving up. Just could not hold my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/3/2011

    " A wonderful collection of short stories etc. Loved audubon and also Helms in Atlantis. "

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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

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?