Worldwar

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 261 ratings

Worldwar: In the Balance Summary

War seethed across the planet. Machines soared through the air, churned through the seas, crawled across the surface, pushing ever forward, carrying death. Earth was engaged in titanic struggle. Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan: the maps were changing day by day. The hostilities spread in ever-widening ripples of destruction: Britain, Italy, Africa...the fate of the world hung in the balance. Then the real enemy came. Out of the dark of night, out of the soft glow of dawn, out of the clear blue sky came an invasion force the likes of which Earth had never known---and worldwar was truly joined.

The invaders were inhuman and they were unstoppable. Their technology was far beyond our reach, and their goal was simple: Fleetlord Atvar had arrived to claim Earth for the Empire. Never before had Earth's people been more divided. Never had the need for unity been greater. And grudgingly, inexpertly, humanity took up the challenge.

In this epic novel of alternate history, Harry Turtledove takes us around the globe. We roll with German panzers, watch the coast of Britain with the RAF, and welcome alien-liberators to the Warsaw ghetto. In tiny planes we skim the vast Russian steppe, and we push the envelope of technology in secret labs at the University of Chicago. Turtledove's saga covers all the Earth, and beyond, as mankind---in all its folly and glory---faces the ultimate threat; and a turning point in history shows us a past that never was and a future that could yet come to be.

©2009 Harry Turtledove (P)2010 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Worldwar: In the Balance

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 26 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    War seethed across the planet. Machines soared through the air, churned through the seas, crawled across the surface, pushing ever forward, carrying death. Earth was engaged in titanic struggle. Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan: the maps were changing day by day. The hostilities spread in ever-widening ripples of destruction: Britain, Italy, Africa...the fate of the world hung in the balance. Then the real enemy came.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book

    • By Carlos on 05-08-10

    Regular price: £36.19

  • Book 2

    • Worldwar: Tilting the Balance

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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....

    Regular price: £36.19

  • Book 3

    • Worldwar

    • Upsetting the Balance
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 25 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Communist China, Japan, Nazi Germany, the United States: they began World War II as mortal enemies. But suddenly their only hope for survival - never mind victory - was to unite to stop a mighty foe: one whose frightening technology appeared invincible. Far worse beings than the Nazis were loose. From Warsaw to Moscow to China's enemy-occupied Forbidden City, the nations of the world had been forced into an uneasy alliance since humanity began its struggle against overwhelming odds.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun story, weird narration

    • By Napoleon of Dorset on 03-08-16

    Regular price: £37.29

  • Book 4

    • Worldwar: Striking the Balance

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 25 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    At the bloody height of World War II, the deadliest enemies in all of human history were forced to put aside their hatreds and unite against an even fiercer foe: a seemingly invincible power bent on world domination. With awesome technology, the aggressors swept across the planet, sowing destruction as Tokyo, Berlin, and Washington, D.C., were A-bombed into submission.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story let down by poor narration

    • By Darren on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £40.69