Perhaps because I was more knowledgable on the civil war and that era's characters, or perhaps simply those characters were more interesting, the Grea..Show More »t War saga so far has bored me comparatively. Only until the end of the book is any broad lens applied towards how the war is going, or any significant gains or losses for either side. Harry Turtledove's attempts to write any coherent female character again end in squalor. Nothing lulled me to sleep better than this audiobook, so do take care if listening while driving.
The author is a master of alternate reality with a military twist. This novel continues the US beat down of the CSA. If you happen to be a confederate..Show More » sympathizer, this novel and the entire three book series will leave you disappointed.
My two criticisms of Mr. Turtledove are that there are just way too many characters to follow and he should leave the sex scenes out because.... well, they are kind of creepy, like reading about your grandma or something.
I have gone through 4 straight novels in the series (thats over 100 hours of Turtledove) so I am going to take a break and move to the 5th book in the excellent Destroyermen series.