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3.00054525627045 out of 53.00054525627045 out of 53.00054525627045 out of 53.00054525627045 out of 53.00054525627045 out of 5 3.00 (1,834 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Todd McLare Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Worldwar Series Release Date:
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Communist China, Japan, Nazi Germany, and the United States began World War II as mortal enemies. But suddenly their only hope for survival—never mind victory—is to unite to stop a mighty foe: one whose frightening technology appear invincible.

Far worse beings than the Nazis are loose. From Warsaw to Moscow to China’s enemy-occupied Forbidden City, the nations of the world have been forced into an uneasy alliance since humanity began its struggle against overwhelming odds. In Britain and Germany, where the banshee wail of hostile jets screamed across the land, caches of once-forbidden weapons are unearthed, and unthinkable tactics are employed against the enemy. Brilliantly innovative military strategists confront challenges unprecedented in the history of warfare.

Even as lack of fuel forces people back to the horse and carriage, physicists work feverishly to create the first atomic bombs—with horrifying results. City after city is joining the radioactive pyre as the planet erupts in fiery ruins. Yet the crisis continues—on land, sea, and in the air—as humanity writhes in global combat. The tactics of daredevil guerrillas everywhere are becoming increasingly ingenious against a superior foe whose desperate retaliation could grow ever more fearsome.

No one has ever put the United States, or the world, in such deadly danger. But if the carnage and annihilation ever stops, will there be any pieces to pick up?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “After enjoying this morally aware addition to the series, and its many cameos by real-life figures (including Einstein, Stalin and Ribbentrop), most readers will be looking forward eagerly to the next.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Turtledove exhibits his genuine feel for crafting believable answers to historical ‘what ifs.’”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 8/29/2016

    " I think that this book seems to get off track from the series in a whole. It appears that this book was more of a filler in the series than anything else. There were several important points that were met in this book, but there was also alot of rambling when it came to certain parts and some of the sections was more detail than was actually needed. I did enjoy this book overall and it appeared that the narration was a little better than the first two, but still hard to transition at points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nathan | 10/11/2013

    " Space aliens set out to conquer Earth in the middle of World War 2. Plucky humans have to band together against the common foe. Rated MA15+ for war violence and sex scenes. 3/5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nimblehearse | 2/16/2013

    " this is the third book in the series and it is such a great book, it throws a curve ball that i had no idea was comming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 11/15/2012

    " This is the thrid in a four part tale which takes us into the beginning of World War II with great historical clarity and keen insights on the daily lives of nearly all the factions of the 1940's wartime world... besides the aliens which kinda get in the way of it all... "

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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.