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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: August 2000 ISBN: 9781449832148
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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!

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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Federman | 4/1/2011

    " Another one down..and on to the American Empire trilogy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dergrossest | 1/22/2011

    " Still very entertaining, but I just can't read any more of this alternate history stuff anymore (enough with the series of trilogies already!). The only thing that kept me going this far was enjoying watching the South get repeatedly walloped. No mas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 1/17/2011

    " Great stuff! I need to take a little break before I dive into more of this series, though. Maybe during my holiday break... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Horner | 1/9/2011

    " This was an enjoyable conclusion to Turtledove's Great War series, and left me wanting to jump into his American Empire series that deals with the inter-war period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 10/21/2010

    " Third read was as good as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frederick | 7/2/2010

    " Still very entertaining, but I just can't read any more of this alternate history stuff anymore (enough with the series of trilogies already!). The only thing that kept me going this far was enjoying watching the South get repeatedly walloped. No mas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/16/2010

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denis | 7/26/2009

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 12/13/2008

    " This was an enjoyable conclusion to Turtledove's Great War series, and left me wanting to jump into his American Empire series that deals with the inter-war period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach | 4/2/2008

    " 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. "

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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

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.