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Against the Tide of Years | [S. M. Stirling]

Against the Tide of Years

In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to re-create the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology.

When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice.

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In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to re-create the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology.

When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice. If they are to save the primitive world from being plunged into bloodshed on a 20th-century scale, they must defeat Walker at his own game: war.

©1999 S. M. Stirling; (P)2008 Tantor

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    B. Bozeman Knoxville, Tennessee 09-29-11
    B. Bozeman Knoxville, Tennessee 09-29-11 Member Since 2008

    Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day

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    "I've Finished the entire series"

    and I am richer for the experience. These travels back through time somewhat reminiscent of Weber's Safehold series are such an enlightening mix of history and science fiction. Nantucket citizens of the present are cast back 30 centuries into the past privileged to forge a brave new world. The characters are unexpected time travelers. Who would conceive of a black woman admiral in command of the Nantucket navy doing battle with the ancient Greeks and Egyptians led by one of the most evil characters ever brought to life in literature? I cheered her victories out loud. 75 hours of relentless interest. What a great series. Buy this and you won't be disappointed if you would love to change the past.
    This third installment got quite a bit more tedious than the first two installments covering too much territory and too many battles as the characters got lost in the action. But I suppose it was difficult to avoid. I loved the first two books and merely enjoyed most of the third.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Corey voorhees, FL, USA 02-04-09
    Corey voorhees, FL, USA 02-04-09
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    "You can't beat this series"

    I loved this series when I read it in papareback and loved hearing the voices come alive even better. You will not be dissapointed, But you wil have to buy all three, LOL.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    GARY 10-29-12
    GARY 10-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "BOOK GOOD, BUT JUMPS AROUND TOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you listen to Against the Tide of Years again? Why?

    I ENJOYED THIS S.M. STIRLING BOOK, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS THE CHANGE SERIES, I STILL LISTEN TO IT AGAIN EVERY FEW MONTHS. LOVE THE ESCAPE FROM THESE WORRIED TIME IN WHICH WE LIVE


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Against the Tide of Years?

    THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGING HISTORY


    What about Todd McLaren’s performance did you like?

    JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    IS THERE EVER GOING TO BE AN END TO THE CHANGE SERIES SAGA?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy east peoria, illinois, United States 09-12-12
    Tracy east peoria, illinois, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2011

    I drive for a living and listen to a lot of books. I enjoy the long series of books because I go through them so quickly.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I have to agree with some other comments about these stories being a wee bit drawn out and some, um, slightly unusual characters. But I enjoyed them anyway. A good book should stretch your imagination a little bit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jack 06-13-09
    Jack 06-13-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Mis-classified as Sci-Fi"

    I have always learned more about science from a well-contrived sci-fi book. The premise of this book and its following events lack any scientific foundation. Additionally, I had to restart the book because the events were poorly explained. The narration is good but the story jumps around too much without giving an indication as such.

    I'm not sure how I'd classify this book, maybe marginal fantasy.

    I don't recommend it.

    4 of 31 people found this review helpful
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