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4.00027382256298 out of 54.00027382256298 out of 54.00027382256298 out of 54.00027382256298 out of 54.00027382256298 out of 5 4.00 (3,652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Flint Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series—and this is the book that started it all.

Germany, 1632. Things couldn’t get much worse in the north—famine, disease, and religious war are laying waste to the cities. Only the aristocrats remain relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death is a mercy.

West Virginia, 2000. Things are going pretty well in Grantville, and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn’s sister—including the entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads—is having a good time.

Then everything changed—and modern Grantville found itself transported in both time and space.

When the dust settles, Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut, as with a sword. On the other side is a scene out of hell: a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter attacked by men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don’t have to ask who to shoot. At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of the Thirty Years’ War.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • ANew York Times Bestselling Author

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robert | 2/12/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Tice | 2/7/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tony | 2/4/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris | 1/17/2014

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

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About the Author
Author Eric Flint

Eric Flint is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling 1632 series. His first novel, Mother of Demons, was picked by the Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. He has written a variety of other science fiction and fantasy works, including the Heirs of Alexandria series, the Rats, Bats, and Vats series, and a number of solo novels. Flint is the editor of the Baen Free Library, a place for authors to post entirely free copies of their work. He has also edited a number of science fiction classics by authors such as Christopher Anvil, Murray Leinster, and James H. Schmitz. He currently resides in East Chicago, Indiana, with his wife, Lucille.