Something new is brewing in the 17th century! Fans of the 1632 series have often asked “What's going on in North America?” Herbert Sakalauks has set out to let you know in his short novel The Danish Scheme. Christian IV, King of Denmark, Sir Thomas Roe, the English Ambassador to Christian's court, and various elements of the extended Nasi/Abrabanel family have arranged an unusually well-funded and well led expedition to North America. In addition to a new version of this story, which had previously been published in the Grantville Gazette, Eric Flint has added a short story which provides a view of the same events from Magdeburg. What does the Stearns administration make of all this?
©2013 Herbert Sakalauks, Ring of Fire Press (P)2014 Ring of Fire Press
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4 out of 5 stars
By Keith K on 05-12-14

its not the best or the worst Ring of Fire novel

Where does The Danish Scheme rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the worst Ring of Fire novel but far from the best. Well read

What does Bill Brooks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

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If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

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3 out of 5 stars
By Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer on 24-05-14

An Interesting Side Note to the Ring

Would you try another book from Herbert Sakalaucks and Eric Flint and/or Bill Brooks?

I'm a solid fan of the Ringsphere, yet this was just a side trip off of the circle that I could have easily lived without.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was okay, but not a surprise

Would you be willing to try another one of Bill Brooks’s performances?

Absolutely not. Mr. Brook's performance was dreadful...simply dreadful. As a speaking performance, I would have preferred to read the book rather than to listen to his performance.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Nope. The main portion of Ringsphere, of course, but not this stub off of the Ring.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Michael D. Stuart on 23-05-15

a disappointment

Would you try another book from Herbert Sakalaucks and Eric Flint and/or Bill Brooks?

Questionable on Sakalaucks. Definitely not for Brooks.

What was most disappointing about Herbert Sakalaucks and Eric Flint ’s story?

Seemed to be only half a book. Pieces are moved into place with a lot of wasted verbiage but the action implied by setting the board is missing. Perhaps the back half of the book will show up later.

What didn’t you like about Bill Brooks’s performance?

It was worse than terrible. His attempts at Dutch, Danish, upper class & lower class English, Turkish Sephardic Jew, & WV American are just awful. His attempts at a French accent pass below even those marks and become comic book slapstick. He should be excused from reading any book other than ones requiring a midwest accent.

What character would you cut from The Danish Scheme?

All of the characters are overdrawn. Just removed anything that does not move the story along.

Any additional comments?

Add the missing half and cut half the verbiage to get a reasonable addition to the series

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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