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American Empire

Blood and Iron
Narrated by: George Guidall
Series: American Empire, Book 1
Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling master of alternate history Harry Turtledove offers a new vision of America after World War I. In 1920, as veterans question the very nation they fought for, socialist Upton Sinclair challenges Teddy Roosevelt for the presidency. And in the defeated Confederacy, a fiery racist whips his followers into a frenzy.
©2001 Harry Turtledove (P)2008 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"[His] skill at dramatizing historical forces proves magisterial once more." ( Booklist)

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  • Paul T.
  • 04-06-2008

Alternate History????

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.

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  • emdefmek
  • 13-06-2008

Please offer more Turtledove books

Great author, easily the best alternate history story in the genre

please release the rest of this series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-2019

great book

the author can get on extended tangents a little too often, like how one character constant complains about being sunburnt, but otherwise an excellent book.

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  • Brett
  • 13-02-2019

Transistional entry in Southern Victory series

The Great War is over and the winners and losers scatter in varying directions. A few too many romances in the many subplots for my taste. But several very big dramatic moments save the day. WW2 looms.

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  • Johnathon
  • 25-01-2019

Another amazing performance and story

Every entry in this series is a masterpiece and every performance by the voice over professional is equally top notch. Truly one of the greats.

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  • Joel
  • 06-03-2018

Genius!

The correlation between post war CSA and post war Germany after WW1 is genius. This entire epic from “How Few Remain” till now is Turtledove’s way of showing that any civilization can plunge into Hate, Depravity, and Genocide. I furthermore think it’s important to know that with all the right factors the capacity for evil is in all of us despite our lofty notions.

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  • brian
  • 24-05-2015

"Freedom!"

Would you consider the audio edition of American Empire to be better than the print version?

I would. Excellent narration.

What did you like best about this story?

The plotline.

Which scene was your favorite?

Featherston taking over as leader of the Freedom Party.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction whatsoever.

Any additional comments?

A must-have for any Harry Turtledove and alternate history fans.

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  • J. Webber
  • 02-12-2012

Once is never enough.

Where does American Empire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I get lost in these extremely well crafted stories.

What was one of the most memorable moments of American Empire?

To think that Latter-day Saints could fight so well gives this LDS reader (listener) pride.

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

There is a private from Utah that kept me laughing all during his inquiry.

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

If you have 3 days to sit listening to anything I hope you have nothing else going on.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy this author's works very much.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-2009

Started Hopeful, Ended Disappointed

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.

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  • Marilyn Armstrong
  • 08-11-2009

Well written & thought provoking

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.

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