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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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    hotchilidog 09-22-15
    hotchilidog 09-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "past affecting future"

    I like that there has been no thoughts about whether peole would be born / exist if the world changes in.any wsy.

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    Randy Stanfield 09-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A soap opera-quality waste of time"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It quickly degenerates to tale of who's going to pair up with whom. The character development is unrealistic and the numerous romance/sex scenes are pathetic. If the harlequin romance novels ever add a history/sci fi section, this would have to be included. I couldn't get through it.


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    Jeanne Devine fishkill, ny 06-05-15
    Jeanne Devine fishkill, ny 06-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow to start but great thru the end"

    I had a little trouble getting into the book. But once the action got going, it was fantastic. Can't wait to start the next one

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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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    MB Elizabethville, PA, United States 03-08-15
    MB 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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