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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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In the extraordinary World War tetralogy, set against the backdrop of World War II, Harry Turtledove, whom Publishers Weekly has called the Hugo-winning master of alternate SF, wove an explosive saga of world powers locked in conflict against an enemy from the stars. Now he expands his magnificent epic into the volatile 1960s, when the space race is in its infancy and humanity must face its greatest challenge: alien colonization of planet Earth.

Yet even in the shadow of this inexorable foe, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany are unable to relinquish their hostilities and unite against a massive new wave of extraterrestrials. For all the countries of the world, this is the greatest threat of all. This time, the terrible price of defeat will be the conquest of our world and perhaps the extinction of the human race itself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nimblehearse | 10/24/2013

    " i thought the book was very good and i loved seeing all my favorite characters from the world war series in here as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Pedersen witt | 3/4/2012

    " #5 in the series. I have to go to the next one now. Very interesting concept. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boyd | 10/17/2011

    " A new Cold War? Find out in this alternate timeline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 6/26/2011

    " The continuation of Turtledove's Worldwar series is even better than its predecessors! Lots of intrigue, a slim and focused (for Turtledove) plot and super awesome new characters! Read my full review @ my book review blog. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doe E. | 1/22/2011

    " Too slow for my taste. I read over 100 pages, waiting for the story to pick up. It didn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 9/4/2010

    " Good continuation of the World War series. If you like Turtledove, you will like this. I would recommend starting with World War: In the Balance, however, to see if you like his style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rytr_1 | 6/16/2010

    " Maintains the consistency of the overall Worldwar/Colonization series of books. In fact I liked it a bit better than the four Worldwar novels, though this may be because it's an alternative take on the 1960s, one of my favorite eras in history. Held my interest very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kallierose | 5/2/2010

    " I love these alternate history books. This book follows the WorldWar trilogy, with many of the same characters and problems of the previous series. It's well-plotted, fast-moving, and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 3/20/2010

    " The Race on Earth. Okay, a bit lame at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 2/18/2010

    " This sequel series to Worldwar, while still a very enjoyable read, suffers from much padding I think. It would have been stronger as a single massive novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/28/2009

    " The world war is basically over and the aliens start to colonize. A great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricrk patrick | 5/9/2009

    " contact can change cultures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/5/2009

    " The world war is basically over and the aliens start to colonize. A great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kallierose | 4/5/2009

    " I love these alternate history books. This book follows the WorldWar trilogy, with many of the same characters and problems of the previous series. It's well-plotted, fast-moving, and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/25/2008

    " This sequel series to Worldwar, while still a very enjoyable read, suffers from much padding I think. It would have been stronger as a single massive novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rytr_1 | 2/26/2008

    " Maintains the consistency of the overall Worldwar/Colonization series of books. In fact I liked it a bit better than the four Worldwar novels, though this may be because it's an alternative take on the 1960s, one of my favorite eras in history. Held my interest very well. "

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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

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.