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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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    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.

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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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    Andrew Vancouver, BC, Canada 03-14-15
    Andrew Vancouver, BC, Canada 03-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Overly patriotic and strange flow."

    Just a little too much American flag waving and labour union praising for my liking. Found that some parts of the story went into intricate technical or historical details yet others completely glassed over large details.

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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


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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.

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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.


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    Bonnie Vacaville, CA, United States 04-24-13
    Bonnie Vacaville, CA, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Big Mistake"

    I made a big mistake when I bought this (it was on sale) before listening to the first book in this series, "1632." That book was only so-so and if I'd listened to it first, I would NOT have purchased this one.

    This one, "1633," was mind-numbingly dull most of the time. I enjoyed listening to about 10% of it (primarily the action scenes). The rest was torture because I was NOT interested in the boring descriptions and LONG, dull conversations. I almost quit MANY times, but then something briefly interesting would happen and I (foolishly) kept slogging on.

    I do NOT recommend this for anyone who is not fascinated by 17th Century European politics, military tactics, religions, culture and philosophy. If you're not a fan of the history, much of what is discussed will be of zero interest to you.

    Much of the "story" is actually thinly disguised lectures by the author about how society and politics SHOULD be.

    The plot was lacking, as well. Minor spoiler example: the Americans have an expert sniper. They had no problem in "1632" having her shoot enemy officers & leaders. Yet they ignore the obvious solution to virtually all of the problems they're facing in "1633" -- have her assassinate Cardinal Richelieu. It would be ridiculously easy, and save countless lives.

    The narration was excellent, but this was the worst story I've listened to.

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    Charleen alameda, CA, United States 09-19-12
    Charleen alameda, CA, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "the best time travel books"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 1633 to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is better than the print version because the reader pronounces all the place names properly for you. Now you can read other books in the series without fretting over some very foreign names.


    What other book might you compare 1633 to and why?

    Compare this book to most other time travel books and be happy because there are no whinning travelers worried about how blowing their nose might affect the world they came from. What a relief!


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    This reader is just great.


    Who was the most memorable character of 1633 and why?

    Cromwell was the most memorable character. I never thought of him in quite that way.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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