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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (774 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781400184019
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With his epic novels of alternate history, Harry Turtledove shares a stunning vision of what might have been-and what might still be-if one moment in history were changed. In the Worldwar and Colonization series, an ancient, highly advanced alien species found itself locked in a bitter struggle with a distant, rebellious planet: Earth. For those defending the Earth, this all-out war for survival supercharged human technology, made friends of foes, and turned allies into bitter enemies. For the aliens known as the Race, the conflict has yielded dire consequences. Mankind has developed nuclear technology years ahead of schedule, forcing the invaders to accept an uneasy truce with nations that possess the technology to defend themselves. But it is the Americans, with their primitive inventiveness, who discover a way to launch themselves through distant space-and reach the Race's home planet itself. Now-in the twenty-first century-a few daring men and women embark upon a journey no human has made before. Warriors, diplomats, traitors, and exiles-the humans who arrive in the place called Home find themselves genuine strangers on a strange world and at the center of a flash point with terrifying potential. For their arrival on the alien home world may drive the enemy to make the ultimate decision-to annihilate an entire planet, rather than allow the human contagion to spread. It may be that nothing can deter them from this course. With its extraordinary cast of characters-human, nonhuman, and some in between-Homeward Bound is a fascinating contemplation of cultures, armies, and individuals in collision. From the man whom USA Today has called "the leading author of alternate history," this is a novel of vision, adventure, and constant, astounding surprise. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A grand spectacle of alternate history that depends as much on its individual moments as on its large-scale encounters. Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MVV | 1/5/2014

    " The series started out with a bang and then just went on and on and on.....until the end; and then over with this book which was just a wimper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Tarver | 1/3/2014

    " The book was good and well written, but it was past time to end this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nimblehearse | 12/27/2013

    " it was a great series, and i'm sad to have finished it. defanatly worth at least two more re-reads ^^ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 12/17/2013

    " When I first read this series I was kind of put off by the plot but Turtledove quickly drew me in. His writing is strong, his stories are well paced and compelling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 12/14/2013

    " The last of the series - but not the best one - I like turtledove, but sometimes even the best are not quite the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Tice | 12/9/2013

    " Very interesting book. It made me want to read the prior novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Caserta | 3/28/2013

    " One of the great alternate history books of all time, and a VERY worthy end to the exceptional Worldwar series. This book has everything - pathos, surprise, clash of civilizations, what makes us human and the others alien, pride and a real sense of completion. Way to go Harry! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rick | 2/5/2013

    " The last Colonization book set up this story, but Harry's heart didn't seem to be in it as much. At least it brought the series to an end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russell Dixon | 1/14/2013

    " Loved the reactions of the Home world to Humans and how others perceive humans and how human perceive others "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellysun | 12/27/2012

    " Excellent book 4. Alternative sci fi. Wish I knew more history. Might have enjoyed it even more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 4/29/2011

    " Very weak ending to an excellent series. Again, excessive padding. Still worthwhile to read if you've read the prior books. NOT a good book to start on Turtledove with! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/2/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book and the whole series; a really fun read. I would really love to see another few books in this series and feel Harry Turtledove left a number of story lines that would make interesting reading. I highly recommend anyone to read the whole series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/6/2011

    " The book was good and well written, but it was past time to end this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 8/5/2008

    " When I first read this series I was kind of put off by the plot but Turtledove quickly drew me in. His writing is strong, his stories are well paced and compelling.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 7/25/2008

    " Very weak ending to an excellent series. Again, excessive padding. Still worthwhile to read if you've read the prior books. NOT a good book to start on Turtledove with! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rick | 3/16/2008

    " The last Colonization book set up this story, but Harry's heart didn't seem to be in it as much. At least it brought the series to an end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/4/2008

    " Very interesting book. It made me want to read the prior novels. "

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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 Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews.