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
The story was disjointed and confusing ,perhaps if I had the book in hard copy I could easily refer to the story and characters and keep things in order
Loss of characters and no easy way to return to find them
Yes George is a fine narrator and does well with the story. I am going listen to the book again in couple of weeks , I will pay very close attention to the story hopefully it will be better the second time around
confusion and disapointment
Hopefully this makes sense to some one
Regards Ken Arndt
Triplanetary Recording Engineer, Audio Book Fan
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One of the best treatments of the stranger in strange land I’ve read.
If I must. To get the rest of this series I would. Although I would rather have Eric Sandvol or Charlotte Petsopoulis as narrator.
Come on with the rest of the series and Grantville Gazette please. This is the one thing I will go out of my way to buy.
I enjoy the alternate history.
the fight at sea, seemed to put me there.
Where's the rest of the series?
George Guidall is a master of accents and characters. So very good
More books please in this series.
I made the mistake of having read this one before 1632 so I didn't get a few of the references, however, this is a great book and I will read 1632.
Eric doesn't seem to mind killing off major characters and has a few really good twists and surprises in the mix. I liked the combination of historicity, time travel and the imaginative use of modern technology in a historic setting. Kept me wondering how I would have played the political game with what they had to use differently.
This story is about an entire town in the US that is transported in time back to Germany, right in the middle of the Thirty Years War. Interesting, informative and plot filled, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read 1632 first.
The narration is most excellent.
This is a great book but its the first of a two part story. The other story is 1634:the Baltic war. I called audible and their person said out by the end of October 2012. I called Baen Books and they said its being recorded by "RecordedBooks". I called them and they said out some time in middle of 2013 :(. There is another, later in the series, book out on Audible, not sure I understand the logic here.
Yes. I have read many of their books already.
I love the series, but this book focused way too much on macro-level political machinations and planning of the new armed forces. This is just my own personal preference, but I prefer to read/hear some description of battles, whether small skirmishes or large campaigns. I would also like to see more focus on the individual personalities of key characters. This book reminded me of a TV program that ends with the main character in a cliffhanger situation and then advises them to “come back next week” to see how things turn out. It reads too much like a history text called the “Precursors to World War 1.” On the other hand, if you’re devoted to the series, then you cannot miss this book. It’s similar to the Safehold series. Although some of the volumes are dryly political, a reader would be missing something if he avoided them. I just wish that Audible would get the whole series up and available for download.
Well, I first ran into him during the Dark Tower series. He's by far the best reader I've heard. I often listen to his books twice!
It already has one -- if Audible would just get busy and make it available.
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).
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.
Good follow up to the 1632 book, personally, I felt that there were several logistical issues that just seemed to disappear in these books, but they are a form of fantasy, so I ignored them.
Guidall as a reader was excellent.
The main issue I had was that the Whispersync for Voice did not work correctly when transitioning from the Kindle form to the Audible form. The transition from the Audible to the Kindle synced perfect every time.
Middle of the road, which is disappointing when compared to the first book of the series.
A very poor follow up to 1632, which to me was one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.
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