If you read the first book in the series, In the Balance, you might want to check this one too.
Juggling a cast of dozens, with various point of views from chapter to chapter, Turtledove covers the US, China, Europe and Russia. Africa is mentioned in passing, too.
McLaren has difficulty with German and Russian pronounciation - a pronounciation guide would've been helpful.
The problem with no pauses when the point of view switches from, say, China to Poland, that made the first book har to follow, persists here as well.
Also, Turtledove is good at writing battlescenes and meetings, but his sexscenes are more than awkward. Other things that feel just wrong:
A lesbian character contemplates "trying" a man.
One of the main characters, a former baseball player, is just not that interesting, his problems basically constituting any generic soap opera plot.
In summary, if you can get an abriged version of this audiobook, take the shorter version instead. Chances are, the storylines will be tighter and better told.