The Man with the Iron Heart

  • by Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 20 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the real world, Reinhard Heydrich, the number-two man in the SS and an architect of the Holocaust, was assassinated in Czechoslovakia in May 1942. Eulogized by Hitler himself as "The Man with the Iron Heart", Heydrich - also known as "The Butcher" and "The Hangman" - was one of the most ruthless and calculating of the Nazi elite.In The Man with the Iron Heart, Heydrich survives that fated assassination attempt, only to hatch an insurgency as insidious as anything conceived by Osama bin Laden, designed to keep the German battlefront alive long after the supposed end to hostilities. The Allies thought the war was over, but their problems are just beginning.The Man with the Iron Heart is the gripping story of the hunt for Rienhard Heydrisch and of the effort to suppress urban guerrilla warfare 60 years before we really run into it in Iraq. Powerful and compelling, Turtledove has never been better.


What the Critics Say

"Turtledove is the standard bearer for alternate history." (USA Today)
"Turtledove never tires of exploring the paths not taken, bringing to his storytelling a prodigious knowledge of his subject." (Library Journal)


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This was my first Harry Turtledove so I didn't really know what to expect. It pretty much does what it says on the tin in a workmanlike manner with very few, if any, surprises in the plot and fairly wooden characters. Frequently potty-mouthed but with no real toe-curling moments, it wasn't particularly difficult to listen to and passed the time on the daily commute but I can't honestly recommend it. If you're looking for alternative history I'd suggest you try Len Deighton's excellent SS-GB instead.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-08-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio