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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (27 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: January 2009 ISBN: 9781400176816
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Ten years ago, the twentieth century and the Bronze Age were tossed together by a mysterious Event. In the decade since, the Republic of Nantucket has worked hard to create a new future for itself, using the technological know-how retained from modern times to explore and improve conditions for the inhabitants of the past. Some of these peoples have become allies. Some have turned instead to the renegade Coast Guard officer William Walker. And for ten years, the two sides have tested each other, feinting and parrying, to decide who will be the ones to lead this brave new world into the future. The final battle lines have now been drawn. And only one side can emerge the victor. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leon Aldrich | 2/18/2014

    " This was the 3rd book in the trilogy and forever burned the letters S.M. Stirling into my brain with the spell, "Buy all my books!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/14/2014

    " This was the third of a trilogy. I liked the premise of the story. The Island of Nantucket and the surrounding waters and is an island of the present in the far distant past. Those on the island learn to survive and prosper. The final book is all about the Eagle People's (citizens of the Republic of Nantucket) war with a renegrade, who has established his "kingdom" in ancient Greece, and his "allies." I liked the characters and the story, but not the amount of time spent on battle details. Lots of history of ancient peoples in this trilogy that had me remembering my high school ancient history class, as well as Genesis! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregg | 2/10/2014

    " Characters less consistent, plot less intriguing, took a long time to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Rooker | 2/5/2014

    " Wow! Just love this series. Great characters, politics, love stories, great battles scenes and intrigue! Awesome. Only problem is he stopped with 3 short books for this series while the Emberverse series keeps going on and on! Hope he'll write some more in this series some day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 2/2/2014

    " What a fun trilogy! Very satisfying. I'm not sure how historically accurate the descriptions of 1250 BC are, but they seemed pretty good to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 1/15/2014

    " While this was a reasonably good series, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in alternate history, I do feel that the final resolution between the Nantucketers and Walker was a little too neat. Still, after a short breather I'll be ready to start the second trilogy of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thesexycaptain | 1/15/2014

    " Part 3 of the Captain's favorite time-travel/alternate-history series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 11/8/2013

    " The ending needed some work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Fisher | 9/30/2013

    " The final book in the companion series to the "The Change" books. Pretty good series but the ending was a little "blah". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 9/26/2013

    " I love the entire series, have read it all three times now. Every time I find something new, and am always entertained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 9/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this installment of the series. I thought it moved a little better than the 2nd one did. A couple of the plot lines seemed kind of useless but that is just my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl Wells | 9/19/2013

    " Missing just a little in plot development, but good round up of most of the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 9/3/2013

    " An outstanding series with plenty of opportunities for spinoffs. It would be nice if Stirling had a 'World of Nantucket' series of short stories and novellas, much like Weber and Flint do in the Honor Harrington and 1632 series respectively. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Banisterious | 7/27/2011

    " Great conclusion to a great series although I wanted to see more variety in plot and story, and a more fulfilling finale. Very unique stuff, scratched my history buff and Mysterious Island itches big time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 3/23/2011

    " A fine conclusion to the first trilogy of three in the Novels of the Change; see my review of Island in the Sea of Time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 10/2/2010

    " Third & final book of the "Nantucket series." Good read, it's science fiction, for chrissake! A small tie-in with the "Change" novels. A good grasp of the history of the Mediterranean/Mideast, factions and warring, as a lot of it was in reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fejas | 9/14/2010

    " Good finish to the Nantucket series, although the end seemed a little shorter than what it should have been after all the set-up and preparation that had been going on since book 2. Very entertaining nevertheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 8/23/2010

    " The conclusion of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jutta | 5/8/2010

    " so much technical war stuff........ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 3/2/2010

    " I really enjoyed this installment of the series. I thought it moved a little better than the 2nd one did. A couple of the plot lines seemed kind of useless but that is just my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 9/18/2009

    " The final book in the companion series to the "The Change" books. Pretty good series but the ending was a little "blah". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 8/19/2009

    " Third & final book of the "Nantucket series." Good read, it's science fiction, for chrissake! A small tie-in with the "Change" novels. A good grasp of the history of the Mediterranean/Mideast, factions and warring, as a lot of it was in reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald | 6/21/2009

    " Satisfying end to the series, though I tend to frown on endings where 99% was tied up in a neat little bow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fejas | 5/13/2009

    " Good finish to the Nantucket series, although the end seemed a little shorter than what it should have been after all the set-up and preparation that had been going on since book 2. Very entertaining nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/7/2009

    " the third & final book of the Nantucket series. See my earlier reviews of Stirling's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 12/26/2008

    " See my review of "Island in the Sea of Time" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lafcadio | 8/10/2008

    " Wrapped up nicely. Off to read the series that deals with what happened to the rest of the world when Nantucket disappeared. "

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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?