1920: America's Great War Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
By the author of breakout World War II era alternate histories Himmler's War and Rising Sun, a compelling alternate-history thriller. After winning World War I, Germany invades America in 1920, marching through California and Texas as a desperate nation resists.
Consider this other 1920: Imperial Germany has become the most powerful nation in the world. In 1914, she crushed England, France, and Russia in a war that was short but entirely devastating. By 1920, Kaiser Wilhelm II is looking for new lands to devour. The United States is fast becoming an economic super-power and the only nation that can conceivably threaten Germany. The U.S. is militarily inept, however, and is led by a sick and delusional president who wants to avoid war at any price. Thus, Germany is able to ship a huge army to Mexico to support a puppet government. Her real goal: the invasion and permanent conquest of California and Texas.
America desperately resists the mightiest and most brutal army in the world, in a battle fought on land, at sea, and in the air as enemy armies savagely march up on California and move north towards a second Battle of the Alamo. Only the indomitable spirit of freedom can answer the Kaiser's challenge.
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 15 minutes|
|Narrator||L. J. Ganser|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 03, 2013|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #100,427 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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#338 in Time Travel Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,511 in Alternate History Science Fiction (Books)
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Mr Conroy has taken the real people of that time & made them believable & more real to the reader. This is a novel that could spin off another book based on his interpretations of WWI. So think of how WWII might have come about after this tale...
So why didn't I give this book a 5 star rating if I liked it so much? Because his editor left too many word errors. Something I've noticed more & more with e-books. The e-books are almost the same price as paperbacks (larger profit margin) so I'd expect a little more effort in the editing, especially when you consider that they should cost less because of lack of 'physical material'... (soap box done.)
Check out Robert Conroy. I think you'll like him.
The other issue is that Conroy tends to have his original characters (and historical as well, to a lesser extent) be a bit too "James Bond" or larger-than-life: they know basically everything, they almost never get seriously hurt, and they NEVER die. True, it's a single novel taking place over the course of perhaps a year, but I would still expect SOME degree of drama beyond the human factor.
So, overall, the book suffers pretty heavily from just... bizarre writing choices. To have an admiral briefing a captain or lieutenant on the state of the war in the middle of a battle isn't completely unbelievable, but it is very, very surreal.
It's a shame, because the concept itself is interesting; all of the background bits, related to politics, technology, the effect of the "point of divergence", it's all VERY well done. It's a shame that it's presented so poorly and in a haphazard manner. It's a character-driven book (at least superficially) and the characters are, with few exceptions, largely unbelievable and a bit too "perfect" for me to like. That said, I do like the concept behind the story, it IS well thought out, and it's a fairly reasonable price for a few days reading. That said, looking back, I'd much rather have gone through some inconvenience and just borrowed it from the library.