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1632 Audiobook

1632: Ring of Fire, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues, such as who should be considered a citizen.

©2000 Eric Flint (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Gripping and excellently detailed.... A treat!” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kiwi Kane Charlotte, NC United States 04-26-15
    Kiwi Kane Charlotte, NC United States 04-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "wow, awesome idea for a series"

    I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next in the series, I have enjoyed the premise of the book and how they are learning to live over 400 years in the pass

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    marianne United States 04-15-15
    marianne United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Don't waste time or money"
    Would you try another book from Eric Flint and/or George Guidall?

    I would just to give them another chance. But, if it is anything like this one that would be the end of them for me.


    What could Eric Flint have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have a plot that is understandable, one can follow and doesn't drone on and on to no avail. I kept listening (audio) but it didn't get better so I quit half way through. Just couldn't justify any more tme.


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

    I was confused and disappointed.


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    Charles T Linn Springfield, MO, US 04-10-15
    Charles T Linn Springfield, MO, US 04-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "TOTALLY AWESOME CANT PUT DOWN"

    An incredibly awesome book. Couldn't quit listening. The reader Mr Guidall is the best I've ever heard-makes the story come alive with inflection, pitch, and accents. As if the story wasn't great enough already, the pairing of Flint's imagination and detail with Guidall's reading makes this a book you will never ever regret having spent time with it. When can I get the next one in the series???

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    Millicent Elizabethville, PA, United States 03-08-15
    Millicent Elizabethville, PA, United States 03-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Best alternate history ever"

    Fantastic in audio format. Looking forward to listening to them all. Keep writing for us Mr. Flint. Entertainment and a worthy history lesson wrapped up together.

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    Gail 02-21-15
    Gail 02-21-15
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    "What a ride"

    Leave your intellectual snobbery at home and just enjoy this rollicking tale. Fun, well told and well researched it sheds light on how our modern world came to be as well as posing other alternatives.

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    Luke Albany, NY, United States 01-14-15
    Luke Albany, NY, United States 01-14-15 Member Since 2011

    In sales and on the road a lot. Love SciFi, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional Non-Fiction. Funny. Opinionated.

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    "interesting take on alternate history"

    there are many bright, shining moments in this book. there are equally many dull, bogged down spots. motivations are clunky, resource management only in the most general sense, and other frustrations. That said, I got through it in good time and have started the second book. definitely inspires the imagination.

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    GLENNO 01-09-15
    GLENNO 01-09-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Fantastic premise. Lukewarm execution."

    The idea of transporting a modern American town to the 1600s is a great idea and the result was imaginative and complex. But there was just too much explaining and detail about King so-and-so or Captain what's-his-name. It bogged down the action.

    The reader was adequate.

    I'm not sure I'll read any more of this series.

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    Brandon Click 12-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good introduction to a great series!"

    The book is fun, but it focuses too much on relationships instead of the politics of the day. the attack on Grantville and the chapters about Gustav Adolphus were amazing, however!! It is one of George Guidall's best narrations. "1633" is better, but this is a good Introduction to the series.

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    Deborah 11-05-14
    Deborah 11-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good sci-fi historical story, GREAT narrator!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 1632 to be better than the print version?

    Have no idea. Never read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Americans could adjust and triumph.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It is so cliche' to say "He could read the phone book and make it sound interesting," but I truly believe that Mr. Guidall fits the saying. There were explanations in the story that were totally unnecessary. However, it was not until I looked back on the story, that I even realized the story was TOO long and why. I simply enjoyed listening to the story, and because of the performance, I believed that this unbelievable story really happened. Thank you George Guidall. After listening to the Longmire Series by Craig Johnson and Lost Wife, both read by Mr. Guidall, I am totally convinced that he can read anything and make it better.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Ex-Pats ROCK ancient Europe!


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to Next year - 1633.

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    Joseph 10-27-14
    Joseph 10-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "An Historic Listen with a twist."

    I read this book a number of years ago. Listening to it was a real treat. George Guidall does a good job overall, with only a couple of pronunciation errors. The Ring of Fire series tells the story of a West Virginia town of our current day and how it is somehow transported to central Germany in the year 1632. That is smack in the middle of the famous "30 years war". The ensuing interaction between 21st century Americans and 17th century Europeans is both educational and entertaining. This is fiction based on fact at its very best. I recommend this book.

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