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  • Settling Accounts, Book 1
  • Written by: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Return Engagement

Written by: Harry Turtledove
Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
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Publisher's Summary

In 1914, they called it The Great War, and few could imagine anything worse. For nearly three decades, a peace forged in blood and fatigue has held sway in North America. Now, Japan dominates the Pacific, the Russian Tsar rules Alaska, and England, under Winston Churchill, chafes for a return to its former glory. But behind the façade of world order, America is a bomb waiting to go off. Jake Featherston, the megalomaniacal leader of the Confederate States of America, is just the man to light the fuse.

In the White House in Philadelphia, Socialist President Al Smith is a living symbol of hope for a nation that has been through the fires of war and the flood tides of depression. In the South, Featherston and his ruling Freedom Party have put down a Negro rebellion with a bloody fist and have interned them in concentration camps. Now, they are determined to crush their Northern neighbor at any cost.

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"Turtledove produces yet another absorbing installment of his character-centered alternate-history saga." ( Booklist)

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Story was good, narrator not so much

George Guidall should have narrated this. Paul is very monotone, butchered many names and the accents were of characters were dry and uninspiring to listen to.

The story however was much better.

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