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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:
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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.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.