1635 : Ring of Fire

  • by Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Ring of Fire
  • 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An Exciting Installment in the New York Times Best-Selling Ring of Fire Series - the Most Popular and Best-Selling Alternate History Series
The Thirty Years' War continues to ravage 17th-century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the United States of Europe, a new nation led by Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. While the old entrenched rulers and manipulators continue to plot against this new upstart nation, everyday life goes on in Grantville, the town lost in time, with librarians, firefighters, and garbage collectors trying to make do under unusual circumstances. And what better place for an undercover spy from France than working with the garbage collectors, examining 20th-century machines that others throw out and copying the technology (though he wishes one device - the paper shredder - had been left behind in the future)?
There are more sinister agents at work, however. One of them, Ducos, almost succeeded in assassinating the Pope, but his plan was ruined by quick action by a few Americans. Now, the would-be assassin not only has a score to settle but has also decided on two excellent targets: Grantville's leader, Mike Stearns, and his wife, Rebecca....

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Customer Reviews

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Very Poor

Would you try another book written by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce or narrated by George Guidall?

I had read reviews that this was not up to the standard of the rest of the series and thats only the half of it. Randomly introduced new characters made me loose track of what plot there was. This is definitely the result of Virginia DeMarce's contribution


Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce again?

yes to Eric Flint No to Virginia DeMarce


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 1635?

all of it


Any additional comments?

George Guidall was excellent

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- Keith K

A soap opera...

Not the best book in the series
It seems DeMarce brings a certain amount of "soap" to the 1632 universe. In this book there are chapters that could fit as a manus for a episode of Emmerdale or something, endless disection of how people are related to each other and flashback to things that happend before the Ring of fire.
Character development are always interesting, but here the story could be improved with some editing, cutting and condensing, to focus and speed up the story, the .... meandering, between the moving parts becomes annoying after a while.
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- Dr H. Teph

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books