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
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.
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Having fun while learning a bit of history.
The narrator did an awesome job with all the characters. If I had to choose one, I'd say Mike Stearns
I already know what happens next, but I'd like to hear it.
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.
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.
When well audible get the rest of the series
Please get the rest of the books
this is a strong sequel to 1632. while it loses a bit of the magic the first novel brings, in part because we know understand what happened and in part because certain previously key characters barely are involved, the novel still advances the story and lives of our favorite transposed West Virginians. this string of novels is basically a What If modern man interrupted the 30 years war.
I was very thrilled about the first book in the series but as I struggled to listen to this one, I found my self often getting quite bored of endless details of everything. However it is a good entertainment if you have the time and focus to remember all those characters in the stories and their day to day life leading up to some excitement. The story is interesting and explores endless possibilities which may have had used some editing.
Long conversations could sometimes been explained briefly to get on with the story.
I suppose so. He did what he could reading a never ending story.
Why not if the demand is there.
Thanks for the effort. Although I might not be ecstatic over this one, I do appreciate alternative history and 1633 is by far NOT the worst on the market and by editing it slightly it could be great.
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