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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,339 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Great War Series Release Date:
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A main selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, Breakthroughs is the third installment of bestselling author Harry Turtledove’s Great War series of remarkable alternate histories. As the frightening war to end all wars continues to spread with vengeance around the globe, the swiftly modernizing armies of the Confederacy and the United States battle for control of the North American continent. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The multitude of plot lines takes a while to get going, but Guidall tackles each one with finesse and aplomb, as only a Golden Voice can do.”


  • “The third volume of Turtledove’s alternate-reality World War I presses on to 1917, which proves as much an annus horribilis as its real-world counterpart…Will a Carthaginian peace, with its equivalent of the Treaty of Versailles, sow a crop of new problems? Bet on it, and on Turtledove ending the Great War tetralogy with more of the mastery of military, social, economic, and racial themes evident in this book and its predecessors.”

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  • “Historian and the creative writer unite in Turtledove to craft another impressive novel, this one the third in his series about an alternate WWI, which has seen a weakened Confederate States of America not only combating the USA but facing a communist revolt from within staged by its black slaves.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Alternate history's grand master displays his acute knowledge of American history as well as his keen imagination as he paints a vivid portrait of a past that could have been.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 7/18/2012

    " I just really loved this series and am curious to read more on it. I love the way he tells the story from every side all at once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zach Mott | 6/28/2012

    " Good book that I thought would have concluded the series ... but, there are 7 more books after these initial three. Yeah, that's a lot of pages to read. Good thing I have nothing but time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by John | 3/31/2012

    " Same problems as before. Each vignette essentially rehashed the same thing about each character each time. The next series (after the end of WWI) seems genuinely interesting, and it's a measure of how bloody cumbersome I found these books that I'm not going to check it out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Denis Kaufman | 10/1/2011

    " Harry Turtledove re-imagines WWI fought on the North American continent, between the USA and CSA -- as well as on the seas and in Europe. "

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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.