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1633 | [Eric Flint, David Weber]

1633

New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint’s 1632 presented listeners with a fascinating alternate history of the Thirty Years’ War, through the eyes of a West Virginia community tossed back in time to 17th-century Germany. Here, Flint teams up with acclaimed science fiction author David Weber to continue his epic tale. In 1633, the West Virginians attempt to use their modern-day knowledge to build a resistance against the forces of France, Spain, and England.
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New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint’s 1632 presented listeners with a fascinating alternate history of the Thirty Years’ War, through the eyes of a West Virginia community tossed back in time to 17th-century Germany. Here, Flint teams up with acclaimed science fiction author David Weber to continue his epic tale. In 1633, the West Virginians attempt to use their modern-day knowledge to build a resistance against the forces of France, Spain, and England.

©2003 David Weber and Eric Flint (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Kenneth New Market, MD, United States 06-12-12
    Kenneth New Market, MD, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Audible Get the Rest of This Series Online!"

    I really have gotten hooked on following the storylines of these characters. The first two books have been great. I really enjoy the mixing in of historical events and the interaction that Flint and his co-writers create between these famous historical figures and the Grantville "Uptimers". I am having to READ the next book 1634 since I can't get it on audible :-(. Please get the rest of this series online ASAP.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    John Littleton, Colorado 06-01-12
    John Littleton, Colorado 06-01-12 Member Since 2008
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    "BUY "1632" Then Buy "1633" UNBELIEVABLY Good"

    Vince Flynn is my favorite author.
    These to guys are my number two and three.
    I am now in desperate need of the next novel.
    Wonderfully written, great audio performance, ( I would listen to George Guidall narrate the directions on a bottle of soap).
    Just buy, you will love these books.


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Millbrook, New York, United States 11-17-12
    Ken Millbrook, New York, United States 11-17-12 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "1632 was a better year than 1633"

    This is the sequel to the incredibly popular 1632 (see separate review), which has spawned an entire community of writers who have expanded this alternative history into an enterprise of remarkable proportions (all of these books and the materials on the web site are collaborations, which does lead to some unevenness of writing). The sequel has all of the same strengths of the first book (solid work on the history, great concept, snappy writing, excellent performance by Guidall), but sadly it has the same faults, which actually become magnified here. The events are even more predictable, the characters are even more stereotypical, and there just isn’t anything to provoke thought or even surprise, especially if you already know something about the actual history of the period. It does tie up a few loose ends from the first novel, but at its conclusion there is no doubt where it’s all going. The first book, 1632 was worth the time, but for me at least, 1633 really wasn’t. I'd give it 2.5 stars if I could for story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ben United States 08-11-12
    Ben United States 08-11-12 Member Since 2011

    En Dieu Ma Foy

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    "He's Back!!"

    Eric Flint returns with his second book in the Ring of Fire series and this time he brings his #1 collaborator David Weber. Anyone that follows Sci-Fi knows that these two are some of the biggest hitters in the genre. They have teamed up for multiple best sellers and their books get some of the best reviews in the business. Eric Flint brings his knowledge of history and his graphic imagery, while David Weber brings his no nonsense writing of churning out great fiction to create this masterpiece. If 1632 was Flint's solo masterpiece, 1633 is his collaborative masterpiece. By this time we have travelled far afield from the actual events of history, but Flint and Weber stay true to the time period and nature of the real life characters to bring us a truly epic tale of historical science fiction. Try and keep up as we travel the world of the 30 years war in all of it's facets. Political intrigue, diplomatic foibles, battlefield strategy, and human ingenuity make this work a truly pleasurable read for sci-fi fans and history buffs alike.

    George Guidall is back and brings his A game. In this continuing adventure of the Ring of Fire the cast expands and Guidall answers with his trademark vocal thespianism. He brings the work of Flint and Weber to life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Readalot SC USA 07-03-12
    Readalot SC USA 07-03-12
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    "When is the next book coming out????"

    The book is really good and i know you will like it.

    But since there are many more books in the series already out, i dont see the reason why we have to wait so long for the next books, it has been months. Audible really needs a way to update us on target dates for these books.

    Since audible is owned by Amazon, I see no reason why they cant link audible books to the reviews to the books in Amazon. This would really help where there are few or no reviews here. It would also give us an idea about the number and order of the books in a series. I've mentioned this a couple years ago and there appears to be little action. I apologize to all of you expecting a book review, I just felt like venting a little to audible. hope they read these reviews.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Mario Montes Gainesville, FL 06-17-12
    Mario Montes Gainesville, FL 06-17-12 Member Since 2004

    M&M

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    "About time"
    What did you love best about 1633?

    I've reread the core books in the series several times. I was thrilled when I saw that Audible had the first two. I hardly ever write reviews, but if there is a chance the rest of the series will show up on Audible, I vote Yes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Having fun while learning a bit of history.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    The narrator did an awesome job with all the characters. If I had to choose one, I'd say Mike Stearns


    Who was the most memorable character of 1633 and why?

    Hans


    Any additional comments?

    I already know what happens next, but I'd like to hear it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gerri Port St. Lucie, FL, United States 01-30-13
    Gerri Port St. Lucie, FL, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2005
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    "You need to read the first book."

    Not having read the first book, I was in the dark for a bit, but I became engrossed in the story and didn't want to start over. It took about 3/4 chapters to figure out what was happening, then it took off. As usual, George Guidall did an excellent narration. His woman's voices develop a distinctive pitch so the story moves without abrupt change. I even enjoyed the draggy parts because each one was a great set up for what was to come.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dougas Toney, AL, United States 07-01-12
    Dougas Toney, AL, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2007

    I love audio books. I never read much as a kid, but now I could go through a book a week easy. Me and my wife are full time RVers and we love it. Seeyou on the road.

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    "Great book"
    What made the experience of listening to 1633 the most enjoyable?

    When well audible get the rest of the series





    Any additional comments?

    Please get the rest of the books

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-02-13
    Farrell Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Nice"

    A worthy continuation of the story. You really start to get attached to a few of the characters.

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    John MONTGOMERY, IL, United States 10-14-13
    John MONTGOMERY, IL, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Slow!,"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book has an interesting, yet confusing, start. The premise is kind of fun, but my goodness is it slow moving. While I love good character development, this goes overboard!
    You need to be very patient, and you may not be standing by the end (that is if you make it).


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Flint and David Weber again?

    I really like Weber, and will continue to read his stuff. This is not altogether unheard of for him. His books tend to be long with some overdeveloped characters.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

    Yes


    Was 1633 worth the listening time?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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