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The Danish Scheme Audiobook

The Danish Scheme

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Publisher's Summary

Something new is brewing in the 17th century! Fans of the 1632 series have often asked “What's going on in North America?” Herbert Sakalauks has set out to let you know in his short novel The Danish Scheme. Christian IV, King of Denmark, Sir Thomas Roe, the English Ambassador to Christian's court, and various elements of the extended Nasi/Abrabanel family have arranged an unusually well-funded and well led expedition to North America. In addition to a new version of this story, which had previously been published in the Grantville Gazette, Eric Flint has added a short story which provides a view of the same events from Magdeburg. What does the Stearns administration make of all this?

©2013 Herbert Sakalauks, Ring of Fire Press (P)2014 Ring of Fire Press

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    Jonathan 05-24-14
    Jonathan 05-24-14

    I'm a telecom engineer and lawyer. My work sparks my interest in hard and speculative SF. I'm interested in how things work...people, too.

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    "An Interesting Side Note to the Ring"
    Would you try another book from Herbert Sakalaucks and Eric Flint and/or Bill Brooks?

    I'm a solid fan of the Ringsphere, yet this was just a side trip off of the circle that I could have easily lived without.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was okay, but not a surprise


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bill Brooks’s performances?

    Absolutely not. Mr. Brook's performance was dreadful...simply dreadful. As a speaking performance, I would have preferred to read the book rather than to listen to his performance.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope. The main portion of Ringsphere, of course, but not this stub off of the Ring.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael D. Stuart 05-23-15
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    "a disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Herbert Sakalaucks and Eric Flint and/or Bill Brooks?

    Questionable on Sakalaucks. Definitely not for Brooks.


    What was most disappointing about Herbert Sakalaucks and Eric Flint ’s story?

    Seemed to be only half a book. Pieces are moved into place with a lot of wasted verbiage but the action implied by setting the board is missing. Perhaps the back half of the book will show up later.


    What didn’t you like about Bill Brooks’s performance?

    It was worse than terrible. His attempts at Dutch, Danish, upper class & lower class English, Turkish Sephardic Jew, & WV American are just awful. His attempts at a French accent pass below even those marks and become comic book slapstick. He should be excused from reading any book other than ones requiring a midwest accent.


    What character would you cut from The Danish Scheme?

    All of the characters are overdrawn. Just removed anything that does not move the story along.


    Any additional comments?

    Add the missing half and cut half the verbiage to get a reasonable addition to the series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donald G. Dennis MD 03-08-15
    Donald G. Dennis MD 03-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    "No idea if this book is any good, narrator sucks."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better accents, or even no accents. Also, fewer jarring narrator transitions.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No idea. Not sure if I'm actually going to get to the end. Yup, it's that bad.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bill Brooks?

    George Guidall, Eric Summerer, John Lee, pretty much anyone.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Danish Scheme?

    Any scene narrated by Bill Brooks.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't believe that Audible let this recording be sold through the store, it detracted from the book so much, I have no idea if was any good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Clay, WV, United States 11-18-14
    Justin Clay, WV, United States 11-18-14 Member Since 2016

    Mainly a fantasy reader, but switching more to Historical Fiction and History in general.

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    "Pass this one Up"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was not great, and no great addition to the ring of fire series.


    If you’ve listened to books by Herbert Sakalaucks and Eric Flint before, how does this one compare?

    Not well.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The Narrator should be fired. His voices are terrible.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Keith K
    12/5/14
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    "its not the best or the worst Ring of Fire novel"
    Where does The Danish Scheme rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the worst Ring of Fire novel but far from the best. Well read


    What does Bill Brooks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    .as above


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    .as above


    Any additional comments?

    .as above

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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