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In the 21st century, Germany's Third Reich continues to thrive after its victory in World War II - keeping most of Europe and North America under its heel. But within the heart of the Nazi regime, a secret lives. Under a perfect Aryan facade, Jews survive - living their lives, raising their families, and fearing discovery....

©2003 Harry Turtledove (P)2019 Tantor

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  • brian
  • 31-03-19

One of his best works

Turtledove still has more alternate history ideas, and this proves it. A take on what occurred in the USSR, but with humanized Nazi's, and a strong ending, one that means hope still lives for Jews. Hope he keeps up the work as long as he can in the years to come.

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  • Douglas Cahill
  • 08-04-19

Frighteningly realistic

What would have happened if NAZI Germany had won WW2? Harry Turtledove weaves a frighteningly realistic tale of German Jews secretly living in Berlin in the 21st century. How they passed on the knowledge of their heratiage. This storyline, without the efforts of our Greatest Generation might have been. But thankfully it is not. Thank you Harry.

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  • Elizabeth Kraatz
  • 03-01-21

Distractedly over-enunciated German

The narrator is clearly excellent in English, but over-enunciates any and all German ways in a way that is grating. For example, the main character’s 2-syllable name (Heinrich) gains an extra syllable (becoming Hein-er-ich). This may be a minor complaint, but over the course of a 15+ hour book, it becomes a major distraction.

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  • Phil
  • 01-08-19

Worth fighting through the endless bridge talk

The book is good at the end of the day. If you don't play bridge there are some seemingly endless stretched with painful detail about games of bridge. If you can get past that the book is pretty interesting.

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  • Dockleaf
  • 10-05-19

Good book. A bit slow, but it is a great story.

This was a great book. Admittedly, it is a bit slow. It’s focus is on a small group of regular people rather than being focused on huge events throughout. That being said, the story is very good, and it makes you care about the characters. This is probably the most believable historical fiction I have read.

The narrator is pretty good as well. Initially I thought some of the voices were a bit overdone, but after a while either the voices start to fit the characters or I just stopped noticing it.

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  • Charles L. Franklin
  • 14-04-21

Posssibly worst narrator I have w countered and slow story

I loved the concept foe the book but found the actual writing quite clumsy and rambling. The real problem was the narrator though .

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  • Matthew.
  • 30-05-19

Meh

A novel of odd choices narrated by a man who makes equally odd choices. It’s a pastiche of historical episodes painted nazi and told half by Brits and half by pirates. Both author and narrator have done better. Much.

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  • Avni Ademi Sr
  • 16-04-19

Jews in Serbia

for starters, serbian chetnicks handed over 14 thausand jews and made sure everyone of them was properly registered with Gestapo.
only place in balkans to offer sanctuary was Albania, 0 jews were captured in Albania.
i understand this is an alternative history sci-fi, but showing serbs as saviour of jews will just insult the victims in any alternative univers.
i gave up listening after 1 hour.

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  • eric petersen
  • 18-12-19

Nothing really happens.

I kept waiting for something exciting to happen. it didn't. in fact nothing really happened at all.

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  • AdyW
  • 14-08-20

Slow start, stick with it, great story.

Almost never made it past the first couple of chapters but boy am I glad I did. This is a truly great read and totally believable.
From once the characters were established it was gripping and I did not want to stop.
I listen to my audio books on the Drive to and from work approx 2 1/2 hrs a day and I could not wait to get in the car to get the next instalment.

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