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2.99899598393574 out of 52.99899598393574 out of 52.99899598393574 out of 52.99899598393574 out of 52.99899598393574 out of 5 3.00 (2,988 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. M. Stirling Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nantucket/Islands in the Sea of Time Series Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781400176793
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During a perfect spring evening on Nantucket, a violent storm erupts and a dome of crawling, colored fire blankets the island. When the howling winds subside and the night skies clear, the stars appear to have shifted. The mainland has become a wilderness of unbroken forest, where tools of bronze and stone litter the beaches, and primitive natives scatter in terror. A startling phenomenon has occurred: The island of Nantucket has been swept into the long-ago past. With its inhabitants adrift in the year 1250 BC, there is only one question to be answered: Can they survive? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Bravo! A masterpiece! The definitive novel about castaways in time. Robert J. Sawyer, Nebula Award-winning author of The Terminal Experiment
  • “This fun, intelligent series is perfect not only for action-adventure, alternate history, time travel, and military-SF fans but also for epic fantasy readers, for Burroughs and Haggard fans craving a modern update of the lost-civilization novel, and for anyone who loves Patrick O’Brian’s sensational sea battles.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Strong characterizations, high historical scholarship, superior narrative technique, excellent battle scenes, and awareness of social and economic as well as technological factors in evidence.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed the idea of the book and some of the scholarly details put into the book, but I did not think the writing was different/unique. I may read other books in the series just to see what happens when they all do get to Egypt and how the Nantucket settlement develops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Anderson | 2/19/2014

    " I've definitely read this trilogy before, at least once, maybe twice. It wasn't quite as good as I remembered, but still worthy of reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damian | 2/17/2014

    " My favorite alternate history series. There's been a lot of these published in the past decade and this trilogy is by far the best (imho). The only thing that might bug some folks is the whole "Nantucket is spontaneously teleported back to ancient times without any explanation whatsoever" premise. If you can get over that and just go with the story you're in for a great time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 2/14/2014

    " This book was freaking awesome. Not 100% realistic to military standards but what sci-fi book is? If you love the idea of time travel, or alternate realities this is the book for you. I am dying to get my hands on the next book in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 2/12/2014

    " Very interesting and heavily detailed story of the island of Nantucket when struck with some sort of electrical charge and going back in time to 1200 BC. The characters are well developed and the story of survival and its affect on the people of the island is great. Unlikely leaders step up and ideas are innovative - the smallest detail of life must be recognized and rethought. Only drawback was that it was 600 pages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sparky | 2/8/2014

    " liked the beginning of this book better than the end - too much fighting for my taste "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kei | 1/13/2014

    " This was supposed to be a read occasionally as a break book. Instead it ate my brain 2 chapters in and I just had to settle in to finish it. Flipside of the Change. Neat stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim Nardi | 1/10/2014

    " Was pretty good but not as interesting as the premise led me to think it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harold | 1/3/2014

    " Enjoyable. I actually liked these characters more than some of the ones in his "dies the fire" series. Same basic premise though - how valuable are your skills when everything you know goes away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Ingham | 12/12/2013

    " The story here was a lot stronger I think that the first in the Dies the Fire series. It was fabulous to read it out of order (as it was written.) I think it would have definitely made the second series less interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 8/13/2013

    " This is the 3rd time I have read this trilogy and never get tired of these books. I have the entire set of Change novels and will be re-reading them again & again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Redsteve | 2/17/2013

    " I didn't think much of this the first time I read it, but I got talked into giving it a re-read (this time the whole series) and it was better - but still not my favorite Stirling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Pinno | 7/2/2012

    " a solid read and it can make one think from time to time how easy today's life really is "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk | 5/1/2012

    " Absolutely brilliant! This book had me on the edge of my seat throughout - I even got stressed out at one point! So good! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy Wagner | 9/2/2011

    " Meh... It was a decent read, but I just had trouble buying the premise. It seemed like they were coping way too well with the circumstances and way too fast. I finally got bored and started just leafing through to the end. Wouldn't continue with the series, but I might check out his other series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 6/29/2011

    " A very interesting take on how we would restart society if we were flung into the past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Smith | 6/24/2011

    " Another good book by Stirling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 6/19/2011

    " This is definitely a good take on time travel/alternate history genre. The Island of Nantucket trades places with the one from 1200BC (causing the events of the Change of the Emberverse series,) and the people have to figure out how to deal with living 3000 years in the past. It's a lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/5/2011

    " This book wins the Bronze Age Nerd Seal of Approval. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 3/19/2011

    " This was a great alternate history story. What happens when an advanced society is thrown into the past? How do they influence ancient cultures, and how do they survive without modern tech. Very well written 1st book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 1/31/2011

    " The first 2/3's I whipped through and then it got....so....slow. I enjoyed reading about how they adapted to the environment and the people of the time. The battles, meh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mieczyslaw | 1/5/2011

    " Absolutely brilliant! This book had me on the edge of my seat throughout - I even got stressed out at one point! So good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 12/30/2010

    " Was pretty good but not as interesting as the premise led me to think it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 11/29/2010

    " it was a good fast read. I thought that Stirling did a plausible job fleshing out the book. The characters were pretty believable. There could have been a little less sex for my taste, but it was over all a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 8/20/2010

    " I love the premise of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 8/17/2010

    " I really enjoy his stories, but I wish he would n't use certain words so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 6/28/2010

    " What if Nantucket was transported back in time to 1400 BC? How would they survive, what tech would they have, and how would they affect the ancient world? "

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About the Author

S. M. Stirling was born in France but is Canadian by origin and American by naturalization. Stirling is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, including the popular Nantucket series that began with Island in the Sea of Time and, more recently, Dies the Fire and The Protector’s War. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?