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1633

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Christopher 02-19-17
    Christopher 02-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun"

    A well read, fun continuation of 1632 not unlike the Safehold series. If you like the first one, listen to this one.

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    Richard Radgoski 05-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Follow up to 1632"

    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.

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    Eggert Eggertsson Iceland 02-11-16
    Eggert Eggertsson Iceland 02-11-16 Member Since 2015

    Alternate history buff.

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    "A very detailed story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


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

    Long conversations could sometimes been explained briefly to get on with the story.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I suppose so. He did what he could reading a never ending story.


    Do you think 1633 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Why not if the demand is there.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Kris SHOKAN, NY, United States 11-28-15
    Kris SHOKAN, NY, United States 11-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great sequel!"

    Just as good as the 1st. A few more history lessons in this one, but a great listen.

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    Gail 03-05-15
    Gail 03-05-15
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    "Great series"

    Combo of real history and science fiction is a winner. Characters are consistent and believable although the authors' political bias is ---obvious--- to put it mildly. Getting /Spinoza in there was very clever. Looking forward to rest of the series.

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Team Worthy of Greatness"

    If 1632 was great 1633 is better in every way. David Webber is a master writer and Eric Flint is a master idea man and historian. The two work together skillfully and cover each others weakness very well.

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    Luke Albany, NY, United States 01-21-15
    Luke Albany, NY, United States 01-21-15 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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    "definitely better than the first!"

    like the first it is readable but the characters are less frustrating, the politics better, and and pace more comfortable.

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    K.C. 01-17-15
    K.C. 01-17-15

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    "Still great story, still fixation on profanity/sex"

    Fantastic story line--it became apparent why the author chose the 30 year war as a background soon after starting--I had absolutely no clue when I began.

    First let me say that I grew up in a coal mining community (Carbon County, no less). I understand that in order to portray miners that there is a certain amount of profanity. I also understand that the author needed to illustrate the contrast between the West Virginia mining community and the depravity of the 30 Year War. However, even a coal miner knows how to speak properly in the presence of his mother or commanding officer or president of the United States. It almost seemed that instead of a profanity or mention about sex that fit the story line, the author purposely went back after the book was written to see if he could insert even more profanities (instead of one or two, he would add six or eight in a string). The same thing about unneeded sexual description. I don't see this in most of the best seller novels that make it big. It is unfortunate, because the plot development is quite good. There was no need to go back and add "extra." I fear that it will hinder this books mainstream popularity. I hoped that it would settle down in book 2, but unfortunately, it didn't.

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    Brandon Click 01-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great!!"

    much better than the first! Less romance and more politics! Cromwell, surprisingly enough has become my favorite character!!

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    Craig Walker Camarillo, California, USA 02-25-13
    Craig Walker Camarillo, California, USA 02-25-13 Member Since 2011

    Traveler, Reader, Political Blogger.

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    "Blended into an alternativ history but not shaken."

    Gannon and Flint blend their characters into the historical panorama the way Obrian does with character depth and a realistic picture of war with his classic sea novels. Add a bit of Conneticut Yankee in King Arthurs court and you have the picture. The books so far are well thought out with a good deal of gee wiz and a huge battle but not enough exposure to make each tedius. Great Narration. Lots of listening hours for the money. I just bought 1635. Can't wait to hear.

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