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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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    Cody 04-20-16
    Cody 04-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book horrid reader."

    I love this series, but the readers steadfast refusal to correctly pronounce words ruined it.

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    Richard Radgoski 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "outstanding"

    a superb time travel story set in the middle of the 30 years war in medieval Germany. the writing and reading of this novel is superlative. I can't give higher praise.

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    callie 03-12-16
    callie 03-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    One of my favorite books. To quote a friend I recommended it to "I just finished the book and now I miss my friends"

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    Eggert Eggertsson Iceland 01-26-16
    Eggert Eggertsson Iceland 01-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Totally absurd but and I love it"
    What made the experience of listening to 1632 the most enjoyable?

    Alternative reality has always been fascinating and in 1632 it is made so real somehow. Beside the modern day town mysteriously transferred to 17th century Germany, the story seems to be historically correct regarding life and political situations. And what will excactly happen when modern day Americans starts to intervene in their surroundings. Well, it's fascinating to listen and get involved.


    What other book might you compare 1632 to and why?

    There are numerous other books on this subject. I have mostly read and listened to books on WW2 like Fatherland or The man in the high castle. Maybe it's because I am getting a bit bored of WW2 facts and fiction that 1632 comes as a fresh wind to me. I can only hope that the following series will be as good.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a lot by lending his characters different accents, the Scottish talk with scottish accent, Italians with italian accent and so forth. He talks with a slightly milder voice for the women and so on. He reads plain and simple very well, just a bit to fast sometimes for a foreigner (not english speaking) but it's not much bother.


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

    Yes - if I had the time, definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Be thankful for your coffee :-)

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    Barb McDougall 01-02-16 Listener Since 2010
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    "A waste of time."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was a total waste of time and I never finished it. I really liked the time warp idea but the story was so far fetched and unrealistic. There was no depth to the story, people that had moved in time 100 years just took it in stride and seemed to fall in love with the first person they saw.


    Has 1632 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I like the genre just not this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None.


    Did 1632 inspire you to do anything?

    No


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    Terry 11-12-15
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    "Great read"

    Read this book in print years ago. Was fun to revisit it and have it read to me while commuting

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    sanwizard 10-13-15
    sanwizard 10-13-15
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    "Really different. Really good."

    Time travel is always cool, especially when the author takes the time to develop the characters, to the point you actually care about them. One of my favorite moments was when Jeff and his two freinds on dirt bikes and shotguns take on a regiment of 16th century mercenaries all by their lonesome to protect the honor of a young woman, and when the 16th century calvary finds out what a yellow school bus can really do if you get too close.

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    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 10-07-15
    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 10-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "As much fun as it is implausible"

    most time travel stories involve a lone traveler wielding skills from the past or technology from the future in a desperate bid to get home, grudgingly finding a place in a new time. .Mr. Flint has trashed that paradym with the future colonizing the past. it's a tongue in cheek story that never becomes pretentious or loses it's humor.

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    hotchilidog 09-22-15
    hotchilidog 09-22-15 Member Since 2017
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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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