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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Atlantis Series Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove has intrigued readers with such thought-provoking “what if” scenarios as a conquered Elizabethan England in Ruled Britannia and a Japanese occupation of Hawaii in Days of Infamy and End of the Beginning. Now, in the first of a brand new trilogy, he rewrites the history of the world with the existence of an eighth continent.

Atlantis lies between Europe and the East Coast of Terranova. For many years, this land of opportunity lured dreamers from around the globe with its natural resources, offering a new beginning for those willing to brave the wonders of the unexplored land.

It is a new world indeed: ripe for discovery, for plunder, and eventually for colonization? But will its settlers destroy the very wonders they had journeyed to Atlantis to find?

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/16/2014

    " I expected a lot more from this book. The premise really had me intrigued. I wish the author had picked a character and fully developed him instead of going back and forth. I wanted to enjoy the whole story, but I wound only enjoying parts of it. I'll give it another try later. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tamara | 2/15/2014

    " It started off interesting, but as it moved forward through generations my interest started to wane. And once war broke out, it devolved into battle descriptions, which I don't care about for real or fantasy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erik Bates | 2/11/2014

    " I just couldn't get into this one. Quit part-way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 1/24/2014

    " Turtledove is a well-known author of speculative fiction, and particularly alternative histories, though I've never read any of his books. So, I spotted this at the library and thought it would be a good place to start. Hopefully, for the sake of his other books, it wasn't. Essentially, the alternative in this history, is that the American Eastern seaboard is seperated from the rest of America by about two hundred miles and thus sitting in the Atlantic much closer to Europe. This leads to an alternate history of discovery and colonization. The real problem with this book is that this is just not an interesting premise. Turtledove is obviously a proficient writer, and there were several scenes in the book that were very entertaining, but by and large, the novel's overriding idea was so bland that I just could not wait to move on. "

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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.