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1632 Audiobook

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Read By: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781464029615

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

64

Longest Chapter Length:

34:15 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

14 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

18:10 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

69

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Publisher Description

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. "Gripping and excellently detailed . A treat!"-Publishers Weekly

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"Time travel is well trod path in the realms of Sci Fi and Alternative History. To my knowledge, no one has done this way. The prose is fabulous, the characters engaging and the story elaborate and breathtaking in scope. Do yourself a favor and give this gatekeeper a try. You will like it. The best news is that there is a whole series that was spawned from this book. All are fun and thoughtful. Get it a whirl. You won't regret it."

— Cotton (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Flint convincingly re-creates the military and political tenor of the times in this imaginative and unabashedly positive approach to alternative history. A solid choice for fantasy collections.”

    — Library Journal
  • “A rollicking, good-natured, fact-based flight of fancy that should appeal to alternate-history buffs as well as military-fantasy fans.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • ANew York Times bestselling author

1632 Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.95833333333333 out of 53.95833333333333 out of 53.95833333333333 out of 53.95833333333333 out of 53.95833333333333 out of 5 (3.96)
5 Stars: 11
4 Stars: 4
3 Stars: 7
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 (4.60)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 (4.60)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 2
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — John Atwood, 12/23/2023
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Finn Olav Fosse, 6/23/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great story and well narrated. This book has gripping action, fascinating history, and realistic characters. Also, gets to the point without getting too muddled by long tangents. "

    — JLA, 12/2/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The town of Grantville is transported back into the middle of the 30 years war and they must fight to survive. "

    — c Dragonstar, 5/19/2017
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Irritating, very American writing style, but the series has some sort of fascination so I keep buying and reading the books. "

    — Robert, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting book. I'm not one for altered history but this one was pretty good. Mr. Flint seems to be a union man. "

    — Chris, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Alternate history fiction. Flint is entertaining as a writer, but I find his stories too hopeful and bright, not particularly well balanced. "

    — Tony, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this series. Yes, it has a lot of fortunate coincides and some really cheesy moments, but its just so darn fun. "

    — Chris, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great fun and informative. Made me want to learn about the real Gustav Adolf II and the Vasa Dynasty. Too bad I'm from Latvia... I would have preferred a purely historical account, but without the whole time traveling bit there wouldn't have been enough freedom to explore all the what if's in the 30 years war. "

    — R., 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved the optimism and ideological enthusiasm of this book. In the afterward, Flint makes the point that he wanted to write something that is more positive about American citizens and democracy, and I find it very refreshing. The subsequent novels in the series are better in terms of the writing and technical detail, but this is a great start. "

    — Bryan, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting concept but not much characterh development after the first third of the book or so. Too much emphasis on battles. Could have been a lot more interesting if they had told more details of how they assimilated into living in a new era. "

    — Susan, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Our next book club read "

    — Deborah, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Pretty godawgul writing, but an interesting concept. It was like slash fiction for daydreams I often have - I'm in the Roman Empire, how do I make electricity, etc. Super cheesy, but entertaining. "

    — Trenton, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this series and have been reading it since it was newly published. It is well done and newer books include a lot of input from fan-fic, which is nice because it helps lead things places the author alone might not have thought to go. "

    — Liz, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Everything I wanted in alternate historical fiction. Compelling characters, historical events from a new perspective, and lots of humor. "

    — Wayne, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Too much history for me. There was good future/past interaction, but not enough of that - which is what I look for in such a book. Sorry, but I will not be continuing on this series. "

    — Dave, 11/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love alternate history stories! "

    — Cynthianna, 9/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Totally fun alternate history. Sometimes the narrative gets drowned in too much historical background. "

    — Tina, 12/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A good read. A small community in Virgina is transported back in time to 1632. Through their actions the course the world takes is forever changed... yada yada... Flint has grown a bit in the past several years and this story reflects how his writing style has grown. "

    — Brad, 12/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Just okay. Actually, maybe not very good. "

    — Vamshidhar, 9/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Steve, 8/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Not sure how the rest in the series compare, but this book was fun, original, and a pretty accurate representation of American grit. "

    — Kalyn, 8/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Highly enjoyed this book. As a History major I am frequently leary of alternative histories. But the book was engaging, and the author obviously did a great deal of research into the political climate at the time of the 30 years war. "

    — Mickey, 7/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the best alternative history books I've ever read! "

    — Jim, 6/9/2012

About Eric Flint

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with three million books in print. He is the author and creator of the bestselling Ring of Fire series, starting with the novel 1632. He was for many years a labor union activist. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.

About George Guidall

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.