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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Ken Arndt 01-19-13
    Ken Arndt 01-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Confusion"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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


    What was most disappointing about Eric Flint and David Weber ’s story?

    Loss of characters and no easy way to return to find them


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

    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


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    confusion and disapointment


    Any additional comments?

    Hopefully this makes sense to some one
    Regards Ken Arndt

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gino Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-24-12
    Gino Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2010

    Triplanetary Recording Engineer, Audio Book Fan

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    "A classic book"
    If you could sum up 1633 in three words, what would they be?

    Must Read Book


    What did you like best about this story?

    One of the best treatments of the stranger in strange land I’ve read.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

    If I must. To get the rest of this series I would. Although I would rather have Eric Sandvol or Charlotte Petsopoulis as narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. L. Wilson KS USA 11-13-12
    S. L. Wilson KS USA 11-13-12 Member Since 2010

    opie pirate

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    "Flint and Weber are a powerful team."
    What made the experience of listening to 1633 the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy the alternate history.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gustavus Adolphus


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the fight at sea, seemed to put me there.


    If you could rename 1633, what would you call it?

    1633


    Any additional comments?

    Where's the rest of the series?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Forrest Tancer Elk Ca 95432 10-27-12
    Forrest Tancer Elk Ca 95432 10-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "very fun alternate history"
    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    George Guidall is a master of accents and characters. So very good


    Any additional comments?

    More books please in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. A. Milus 10-05-12
    C. A. Milus 10-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Read 1632 First"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Van Sayler 10-01-12
    Van Sayler 10-01-12
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    "Where is part 2 of this book?????"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott CLOVIS, NM, United States 08-13-12
    Scott CLOVIS, NM, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "1633 Novel by Flint & Weber"
    Would you try another book from Eric Flint and David Weber and/or George Guidall?

    Yes. I have read many of their books already.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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!


    Do you think 1633 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It already has one -- if Audible would just get busy and make it available.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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 1 people found this review helpful
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    Spencer 07-13-13
    Spencer 07-13-13
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    "Good Alt. History based on Sci. Fi."

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James 06-04-13
    James 06-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing follow up."
    Where does 1633 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the road, which is disappointing when compared to the first book of the series.


    If you’ve listened to books by Eric Flint and David Weber before, how does this one compare?

    A very poor follow up to 1632, which to me was one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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