Worldwar: Tilting the Balance : Worldwar

  • by Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • Series: Worldwar
  • 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No one could stop them - not Stalin, not Togo, not Churchill, not Roosevelt....
The invaders had cut the United States virtually in half at the Mississippi, vaporized Washington, D.C., devastated much of Europe, and held large parts of the Soviet Union under their thumb. But humanity would not give up so easily. The new world allies were ruthless at finding their foe's weaknesses and exploiting them. Whether delivering supplies in tiny biplanes to partisans across the vast steppes of Russia, working furiously to understand the enemy's captured radar in England, or battling house to house on the streets of Chicago, humankind would never give up.
Yet no one could say when the hellish inferno of death would stop being a war of conquest and turn into a war of survival - the very survival of the planet....

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What the Critics Say

"Turtledove's thorough command of storytelling and historiography...assure us that this is an irresistibl[e] book." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Easy to tell if you will like this book

This is the second book in the World War series. “In the Balance” is the first and you need to read that first.

So, if the first one gets you hooked and you understand that this has same type of non-ending; by all means go ahead and get this.

The order of the books are.
World War Books
In the Balance
Tilting the Balance
Upsetting the Balance
Sticking the Balance – not on Audible yet

“Colonization series” Post War books can be read independently if you are not interested in the World War books.
Second Contact
Down to Earth
Aftershocks – not on Audible yet
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- James

Typical Harry Turtledove

First let me say, the performance of the reader is good, though I think his accents are sometimes a bit off.

The story itself is passable. This is what I consider to be Turtledove's middle phase, where his books start to get more pulpy, but haven't quite achieved the canned--dialed in--quality of his later works (yes I get it, ww2 where the fought battle for battle, but in the US with Confederate Nazis. Great job!)

If you liked the first book in the series, which you should have read before you get to reading this review, you will enjoy this most likely.
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- Sam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio