• In at the Death

  • Settling Accounts, Book 4
  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (337 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Franklin Roosevelt is the assistant secretary of defense. Thomas Dewey is running for president with a blunt-speaking Missourian named Harry Truman at his side. Britain holds on to its desperate alliance with the United States' worst enemy while a holocaust unfolds in Texas. In Harry Turtledove's compelling, disturbing, and extraordinarily vivid reshaping of American history, a war of secession has triggered a generation of madness. The tipping point has come at last.

The third war in 60 years, this one yet unnamed: a grinding, horrifying series of hostilities and atrocities between two nations sharing the same continent and both calling themselves Americans.

At the dawn of 1944, the United States has beaten back a daredevil blitzkrieg from the Confederate States, and a terrible new genie is out of history's bottle: a bomb that may destroy on a scale never imagined before. In Europe the new weapon has shattered a stalemate between Germany, England, and Russia. When the trigger is pulled in America, nothing will be the same again.

©2007 Harry Turtledove (P)2016 Tantor

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A good finish

Fairly good, though I will say I wish we got to see more of the aftermath. Perhaps somewhere down the line, but as it stands I found the cutoff a little abrupt

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The end of an era.

If you could sum up In at the Death in three words, what would they be?

Very well done for the most part.

What did you like best about this story?

The storyline, the narration, not so much.

What didn’t you like about Paul Costanzo’s performance?

He didn't seem to get accents quite right, and, I was used to the narration George Guidall did of the other books in the series before Paul took over.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't do that.

Any additional comments?

A must-have for fans of alternate history.

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Alt-history series ruined by awful writing.

Could have been great. Ambitious and interesting series dragged down by redundancy, cliches, stereotypes and just plain poor writing. Can't say it's without merit but could have so much better if Turtledove had literary skills.

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This Is All Too Real

This series shows us how humans are capable of the most base and awful acts. A good comparison to what happened during WWII. Regardless, it’s a classic story of the light vs the dark right smack dab in the middle of the USA before the boomers.

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Great story, needs a sequel

Great story, all 10 books. Wishing for more. What will the US vs Germany cold war look like, will the former confederates be a fifth column?

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A great conclusion to the series

I loved this book. I loved how realistic its conclusion of the 2nd world war was, and how it showed that the losers were people too and the winners can be less than good people. i loved the way it set up for the possibility of a series in the Cold War era. I eagerly hope for more books in this series. Harry Turtledove is the master of alt-history.

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Mediocre ending

Idk I wouldnt recommend these to anyone to be honest. It was sort of fun to follow these characters over such a long series but there is so much filler. The last quarter of this book was horrendeslouly slow and boring.

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interesting

Paul Costanzo did a great job narrating on this fourth and last of the Settling Accounts series. I really enjoy Turtledove's alternate histories and fantasies. this series seemed to be a touch more graphic and vulgar than some of his other writings but I found this more down to earth, more realistic than others as well. don't listen if you are sensitive towards extreme prejudice depictions.

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Great book. Narrator, not as good

The story is great! An excellent ending to a thought provoking series. The narrator doesn't mispronounce as many words as he did when he 1st took over the series, but still enough to make me cringe often.

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Incredible Conclusion

This was an eye opening end to one of the most immersive and realistic alternate timelines ever imagined.