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Publisher's Summary

Walk in Hell is the incredible second book of best-selling author Harry Turtledove’s alternate history tetralogy of World War I, The Great War. The first book, American Front, was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1998.

In this startlingly vivid portrait of a world torn apart by war and strife, the Confederate States of America ally with Britain and France, while the United States sides with Germany in a World War I that might have been.

©1999 Harry Turtledove (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Turtledove judiciously blends famous historical characters into the plot, so readers learn of General Custer's frustration at being unable to conquer Tennessee and see Woodrow Wilson as a Confederate president. Although there are numerous battle scenes, the gore is restrained. Instead, the author emphasizes character, and his thorough knowledge of the period's history will, as usual, captivate his readers." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Alternate history buffs...will marvel at his mastery of detail, enjoy following his logic as he pursues military and social developments onward in time, and find it hard to wait for the next in the series." (Amazon.com review)

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well-written, interesting story line

alternative history given by a masterful story teller. this book is 2 of three. thank you.

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A very nice same old same old

A wonderful book in a great series. I love Harry Turtledoves passion for alternate history, and certainly has put up a thought provoking scenario.

The only thing that is tiresome about the series is the writing habits Harry continually displays. The author constantly “overstates the facts”. Little statements that reinforce what has been said, whether in the characters inner monologue or out loud, happen every other paragraph.

But I cannot call the series bad because of it and I still thoroughly enjoy the southern victory books.

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I love this series

I am a huge fan of alternate history and The Southern Victory series of books by Harry Turtledove are easily some of the best in the genre.

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Great overall

Story moved slowly at times and struggled to maintain my attention in the middle, but overall a great book.

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Loved It!

Turtledove (along with Guidall's narration) really bring the characters to life. I really hated to see it end!

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The War Continues.

What did you love best about Walk in Hell?

The narration for the most part, excellent work by George.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Featherston. We see his start of darkness.

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

All of them. The way her performs them is impressive.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yep. Couldn't, though.

Any additional comments?

None.

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Dreary

Perhaps because I was more knowledgable on the civil war and that era's characters, or perhaps simply those characters were more interesting, the Great 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.

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Military Inaccuracies

Too many military inaccuracies to take seriously. How does a numerically inferior fleet lured into a trap end up winning? Why would the US army have invented the tank when in real life it was the UK and France who were allied with the CSA? Some of the battles feel forced to keep the war more even going into book 3.

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