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From "the standard-bearer of alternate history" (USA Today) comes the second installment in an all new series, set in an alternate 1950s in which General MacArthur ignites a nuclear war that nearly destroys the planet.

With the destruction of Paris by the Russian bombers, an already hot war ramps up to scalding. And even those whose lives have not yet been substantially touched by the war now find themselves in the midst of a living hell as Russia and the US continue to raise the stakes, wiping more and more cities off the face of the globe forever.

©2016 Harry Turtledove (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Turtledove has done better.

The Soviet Union built their first nuke in 1949. They now (1952) have an inexhaustible supply. No explanation given.

US forces keep falling for the same tricks time and again. IFF codes are changed, but the USSR always has the current ones. No explanation given.

The USA still only is using B-29 bombers, in spite of the existence of the B-32, B-36, B-50 and now the B-47. No explanation given.

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Get WOKE With Your Alternate History

I'm not super political but it seems as though the author is, and frankly I turn to alternate history stuff to get away from the modern day, not just have it repackaged. I'm done with this.

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needs better pauses

Any additional comments?

I would like to see a little more of a pause between sections. Sometimes the narrator goes from one section to another, changing setting and characters, with hardly an intake of breath to indicate the change. It can be a little confusing.

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great but too short! love narrator especially

WTF the first booj took me like 3 weeks to finish this was like a week. love narrator

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Amazing

Turtledove is the best and Audible enhances any read. I highly recommend both to anyone

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The best alternate history

Great what if? story. Can't wait for the next installment. The best narration yet of any books I have listened to on Audible.

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A character developmentorium; boring war thriller

I guess the character development is alright, though even the Russian characters seemed to have been raised in the Confederacy. This isn't really a thriller... it's a story loosely about the arch of a Korean-war-era WW3, imbedded into which is the humanity of its disparate characters, which is its main focus. If you like a people-centric kind of story, you might like this, but I was hoping for more of a war story. The author perhaps attempts to portray the unfiltered and sinful bigotted nature of pre-PC society, but damn if it's not hard to listen to all the gooks and the jews and the niggers and the chinks and the cunts and all the other naughty words the author's characters use - because it seems like he doesn't write the characters' bigotry as a ploy to make the reader hate them but instead to relate.

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Excellent story; excellent narration!

This second novel in the trilogy covering a very early Cold War turned hot sees the series finally hitting stride. Turtledove makes the characters feel real and not just like cardboard cutouts, which is something he often struggles with.

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turtledove is great

turtledove writes well, the charter development is very strong. Look at both sides gives a different perspective on conflict. he builds his charters with great care. I've noticed that all of the serries have a woman on each side of the conflict. there are a few other details that run through his stories.

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Another Turtle dove classic

My review? I can't wait to dig into the third book in this series. Does that tell you what you need to know?