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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (378 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: December 2008 ISBN: 9781400177837
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England has driven the French from Atlantis, giving King George leave to tighten his control over the colonies. The Redcoats have seized the continent's eastern coastal towns, depriving the Atlanteans of the markets where they sell their goods as part of a strategy to bend the colonists to their will. Instead, England's tactics have only strengthened the Atlanteans' resolve to be free. As leader of the revolutionaries, Victor Radcliff will make the English pay for each and every piece of land they dare to occupy, and will stop at nothing to preserve the liberty of his people as a new nation is born-a nation that will change the face of the world. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Stay tuned for the third volume of Turtledove's admirable new alternate history. Booklist Starred Review
  • “Stay tuned for the third volume of Turtledove’s admirable new alternate history.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Turtledove excels in exploring historical what-ifs with confidence in his ability to bring not only his characters but also his ideas to life.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David R. | 10/20/2013

    " The first book in the series was inventive. But this one is just plain silly. The retelling of the American Revolution doesn't offer anything new. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas Greaves | 2/1/2013

    " I think Turtledove is getting worse as he ages. Reading this was such a chore, it was almost painful. If the ideas behind it weren't so interesting, it would have been chucked around page 20. And why would you publish a series like this without a map? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 9/11/2012

    " Very good alt history book, Mirrors reality just with a slight twist "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jared Kennedy | 8/31/2012

    " I'm only a few chapters in, but there has been no real "hook" to draw me in. I'm considering putting it down, and not picking it back up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gevera Bert | 7/25/2012

    " This book was boring. It was basically just battle after battle with no real plot. It suffered greatly from a lack of maps. I could not picture in my head where any of these places were in relation to each other or to the real USA. I'm not confident that the 3d book is going to be any better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 6/29/2012

    " I think I would have appreciated this book more if I had a better grasp of the battles of the Revolutionary War. Some of the alternate history plot lines were obvious but others eluded me due to my lack of knowledge of this time period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Bates | 6/27/2012

    " Continuation of the alternate history series about Atlantis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 1/22/2012

    " You can tell Turtledove's a military man at heart was one of my early thoughts. Still love the concept behind Atlantis, but this was a slog to get through. I find I can't get into Victor as a main character--something about his form of self-doubt bugs me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe | 11/12/2011

    " Turtledove literally just took the American Revolution and changed some names. Why write that book? What is the point? I mean, it's Atlantis! You couldn't think of anything interesting to do with Atlantis! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Roy | 11/11/2011

    " The second in the series. Well defined characters and enough twists and turns to make the known outcome interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jared | 4/9/2011

    " I'm only a few chapters in, but there has been no real "hook" to draw me in. I'm considering putting it down, and not picking it back up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe | 9/8/2010

    " Turtledove literally just took the American Revolution and changed some names. Why write that book? What is the point? I mean, it's Atlantis! You couldn't think of anything interesting to do with Atlantis! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 5/8/2010

    " Continuation of the alternate history series about Atlantis. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 1/22/2010

    " I think I would have appreciated this book more if I had a better grasp of the battles of the Revolutionary War. Some of the alternate history plot lines were obvious but others eluded me due to my lack of knowledge of this time period. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 10/14/2009

    " I think Turtledove is getting worse as he ages. Reading this was such a chore, it was almost painful. If the ideas behind it weren't so interesting, it would have been chucked around page 20. And why would you publish a series like this without a map? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 9/2/2009

    " The second in the series. Well defined characters and enough twists and turns to make the known outcome interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 5/2/2009

    " Very good alt history book, Mirrors reality just with a slight twist "

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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

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?