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"[His] skill at dramatizing historical forces proves magisterial once more." (Booklist)
I have read the whole series, although the first book in the series is, unfortunately, not available through Audible (but all the rest are). Very well written, researched, believable, complex and thought provoking. If you are a history buff, or, for that matter, a science fiction reader, this will really scratch a whole bunch of itches all at the same time. Guidall is, as usual, excellent.
Initially, I thought that the idea of 'Alternate History's' was kind of crazy. But, after listening to this book, I have found the genre very interesting. The narrator is top-notch and the story line is captivating. I have found myself actually searching for more audios of this type.
I would. Excellent narration.
Featherston taking over as leader of the Freedom Party.
No extreme reaction whatsoever.
A must-have for any Harry Turtledove and alternate history fans.
I get lost in these extremely well crafted stories.
To think that Latter-day Saints could fight so well gives this LDS reader (listener) pride.
There is a private from Utah that kept me laughing all during his inquiry.
If you have 3 days to sit listening to anything I hope you have nothing else going on.
I enjoy this author's works very much.
I bought this audiobook with the hope of really getting into the Alternate History genre. Instead, it was too many uninteresting characters and not enough history. The final 7 hours I finished only because I'm obsessive complusive. If you're a fan of Turtledove, you might like. If not a fan, try something else.
I wish the Great War series was available, as it seems the best part of the story was there. This is a slow moving, dull book, I did not finish. Well-developed characters, but dull. Large, complex story, but a dull book. Does not keep the listener's interest, nothing to grab on to and look forward to.
I really enjoy historical fiction but this story is ridiculous! I couldn't even finish half of it. The story is so unbelievable; you can't just change the parts of history that you want to willy nilly. It has to be reasonable in how it flows. Don't know if the author has alternative motivations but this story was definitely NOT worth any amount of time or money. I have said in reviews before that I thought George Guidall could save any story BUT in this case EVEN HE couldn't save this one.
After more than 200 audiobooks this is the first one I didn't finish. This attempt at alternative history ended up with very uninteresting characters veiled racism in the name of the 'story' and a generally boring plotline.
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