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1633 Audiobook

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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    S. L. Wilson 11-13-12 Member Since 2012

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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?

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    Forrest Tancer Elk Ca 95432 10-27-12
    Forrest Tancer Elk Ca 95432 10-27-12 Member Since 2016
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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
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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.

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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
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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


    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.

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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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    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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