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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,097 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Colonization Series Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781400183999
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In 1942, Hitler led the world's most savage military machine. Stalin ruled Russia while America was just beginning to show its strength in World War II. Then, in Harry Turtledove's brilliantly imagined Worldwar saga, an alien assault changed everything. Nuclear destruction engulfed major cities, and the invaders claimed half the planet before an uneasy peace could be achieved. A spectacular tale of tyranny and freedom, destruction and hope, the Colonization series takes us into the tumultuous 1960s, as the reptilian Race ponders its uneasy future. But now a new, even deadlier war threatens. Though the clamoring tribes of Earth play dangerous games of diplomacy, the ultimate power broker will be the Race itself. For the colonists have one option no human can ignore. With a vast, ancient empire already in place, the Race has the power to annihilate every living being on planet Earth. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Turtledove demonstrates his talent for crafting drama on a global scale by concentrating on the individual stories that make up the big picture. Library Journal

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 4/10/2013

    " Noting much happens "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boyd | 12/30/2012

    " In this Cold War? How do these nations learn to coexist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Pedersen witt | 5/27/2011

    " This is such a long series, but I just have to keep on reading to find out how it ends. One more book to go. Harry Turtledove has the most fascinating imagination. He uses real history and then changes things, like aliens invading Earth during WWII in this case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Pier | 11/24/2010

    " ...still to be read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 10/19/2010

    " Problems abound...some solutions...some continue....Love me some Turtledove.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MiloÅ¡ Petrik | 9/3/2010

    " It appears that the author made some continuity errors in the final chapter. "

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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.