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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Flint, Charles E. Gannon Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781470323882
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New York Times bestselling author Eric Flint continues his Ring of Fire series with esteemed science fiction author Charles E. Gannon.

It’s springtime in the Eternal City, 1635. But it’s no Roman holiday for uptimer Frank Stone and his pregnant downtime wife, Giovanna. They’re in the clutches of would-be Pope Cardinal Borgia, with the real Pope—Urban VI—on the run with the renegade embassy of uptime Ambassador Sharon Nichols and her swashbuckling downtime husband, Ruy Sanchez de Casador y Ortiz. Up to their necks in papal assassins, power politics, murder, and mayhem, the uptimers and their spouses need help—and they need it quickly.

Special rescue teams, including Harry Lefferts and his infamous Wrecking Crew, converge on Rome to extract Frank and Gia. An uptime airplane is on its way to spirit the Pope to safety before Borja’s assassins can find him. It seems that everything is going to work out just fine in sunny Italy.

Until, that is, everything goes wrong. Now, whether they are prisoners in Rome or renegades protecting a pope on the run, it’s up to the rough and ready can-do attitude of Grantville natives to once again escape the clutches of aristocratic skullduggery and ring in freedom for a war-torn land.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvin | 11/21/2013

    " Great book, can't wait for next in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Runsilent | 9/7/2013

    " A fun alternative-history read! I enjoy this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 7/23/2013

    " Another good adventure and another couple of good characters introduced to the story line. With all the co-writers Flint has it's be nice to see the books comealong faster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 6/28/2013

    " Plenty of action, politically, militarily, and theologically. The best book in the 1632 series since The Baltic War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 5/24/2013

    " In the same stripe as the others this one does go back to focusing more on the personal lives and trials of the characters. Not quite as many long discussions of the political mechanations of the era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Bequette | 5/17/2013

    " Just getting started with this one. I like the oppertunity to learn about the time period as well as the perambulations caused by the up-timers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurynne | 4/7/2013

    " I keep reading them...there are always too many spots of exposition or technical details, but I do love the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 3/3/2013

    " Poorly research about the Spanish characters, mangled Spanish words, etc. Good teological discussions althoug. "

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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.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.