This is the only audiobook I've ever given up on. I had to stop about six hours in. I love sci-fi, history, and alternate history, but this one just..Show More » didn't do it for me. The problem: way too many point of view characters. I'm pretty sure it never went back to the same character within the first six hours, making it too hard to care about what was going on. I needed a character to grab onto and follow, but there were none. It's too bad, because I've heard a lot of good things about Turtledove. I won't be trying any more books of his.
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.