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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Todd McLare Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1938, two men held history in their hands. One was Adolf Hitler. The other was British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, who, determined to avoid war at any cost, came to be known as the great appeaser. But Harry Turtledove, the unrivaled master of alternate history, has launched a gripping saga that springboards from a different fateful act: What if Chamberlain had stood up to Hitler? What would the Nazis' next move have been? And how would the war---which Hitler had always regretted waiting 11 months to start---have unfolded and changed our world?

Here, Turtledove takes us across a panorama of conflict fueled by ideology and demagoguery. Nations are pitted against nations, alliances are forged between old enemies, ordinary men and women are hurled into extraordinary life-and-death situations.

In Japanese-controlled Singapore, an American marine falls in love with a Russian dance-hall hostess, while around him are heard the first explosions of Chinese guerilla resistance. On the frontlines of war-ravaged rural France, a weary soldier perfects the art of using an enormous anti-tank gun as a sniper's tool---while from Germany a killer is sent to hunt him down. And in the icy North Atlantic, a U-boat bearing an experimental device wreaks havoc on British shipping, setting the stage for a Nazi ground invasion of Denmark.

From an American woman trapped in Germany who receives safe passage from Hitler himself to a Jewish family steeped in German culture and facing the hatred rising around them, from Japanese soldiers on the remote edge of Siberia to American volunteers in Spain, The War That Came Early: West and East is the story of a world held hostage by tyrants - Stalin, Hitler, Sanjuro - each holding on to power through lies and terror, even in the face of treacherous plots from within.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rob Roy | 1/19/2014

    " The second in a series about what would happen if WWII started a year early. Typical Turtledove, and a rousing read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ron | 1/17/2014

    " Continuation of Hitler's War. Spanish Civil War continues as Germany/Poland and Italy face off with France, Britain and Soviet Union. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 12/14/2013

    " Another good Harry book. Lots of charactors, lots of scenes, and I am sure a lot more to come. Keep up the good work, Harry! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David R. | 11/30/2013

    " A classic Turtledove middle-book-in-a-series. If you haven't read the previous episode it takes time to become reacquainted with the huge cast of characters. This one tends to plod along with a very high talking-to-action ratio. A late plot device suggests the 3rd book will be much more interesting. "

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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.