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The Baltic War which began in the novel 1633 is still raging, and the time-lost Americans of Grantville - the West Virginia town hurled back into the seventeenth century by a mysterious cosmic accident - are caught in the middle of it.

Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden and Emperor of the United States of Europe, prepares a counter-attack on the combined forces of France, Spain, England, and Denmark - former enemies which have allied in the League of Ostend to destroy the threat to their power that the Americans represent - which are besieging the German city of Luebeck.

Elsewhere in war-torn Europe, several American plans are approaching fruition. Admiral Simpson of Grantville frantically races against time to finish the USE Navy's ironclad ships - desperately needed to break the Ostender blockade of the Baltic ports. A commando unit sent by Mike Stearns to England prepares the rescue the Americans being held in the Tower of London.

In Amsterdam, Rebecca Stearns continues three-way negotiations with the Prince of Orange and the Spanish Cardinal-Infante who has conquered most of the Netherlands. And, in Copenhagen, the captured young USE naval officer Eddie Cantrell tries to persuade the King of Denmark to break with the Ostender alliance, all while pursuing a dangerous romantic involvement with one of the Danish princesses.

©2007 Eric Flint and David Weber (P)2013 Recorded Books

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DAVID WEBER TO THE RESCUE

David Weber makes a major improvement to this series.
His writing is more mature and logical than the far left
leaning eric flint. The improvement is like night and day.
We still have some of the lefty pandering views.
I hope the next book includes Weber.

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It's getting better

What made the experience of listening to 1634 the most enjoyable?

I love the narrator and how he makes the story come to life. The story itself is great with characters developing according the time and events.

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too much padding and extraneous characters

Some plot lines were very engaging and as good as prior books. Unfortunately, they were buried amongst endless new characters and plot lines that rambled on rather than tying together. The fate of Eddie Cantrell, a surprise cliffhanger from the previous book, 1633, is not mentioned until far into 1634 Baltic War and only sporadically addressed until the very end. Likewise, characters left prisoners in 1633 are not addressed for far too long and as only a small plot line. This book would have been much more enjoyable with fewer random characters and edited to half or one-third length. Loved 7 year old princess storyline and Count of Narnia.

Narrator continues to be very enjoyable.

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Pretty much the most awesome ending Ive ever read!

Pretty much the most awesome ending Ive ever read!

Audible requires a minimum of 15 words to post a review, and thats really all I had to say. sorry for the added bloat...

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Good except for the pedo stuff

The parts of this book actually about the empire and the Baltic war was all very interesting and satisfying. But oh man did this dude write a lot about a 15 year old girl and why it's ok to sleep with her. I mean multiple different paragraphs are exclusively just to describe the young girls body. it was all really weird. i understand it's the time period. and I honestly would of excepted that. but this is an america author continually telling the audience why it's ok to sleep with underaged girls. it's not about the story, it's about this owns dude fantasies.

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The Revolution continues

A brilliant exciting story with perfect narration. This book sets up even more adventures in the Ring of Fire .

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Another fabulous volume of the Series Ring of Fire

As previously mentioned while reviewing other books of this wonderful series, it represents a combination of my two favorite topics, that is History and Science Fiction. Actually, it should be described as a very well concocted "Alternate History" plot. My sole objection being the overly used expression by nearly every single 17th century's persona, whereby they constantly make reference to a variety of Late 20th century American English slangs. I highly recommend this book.

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love the series

more pro Americanism and fun alt history.

some smaller tech issues and a sprawling story are making it hard to follow as time goes on though

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poor quality

the story was ok but whole middle sections of the book truly stink and nothing happens. probably could have been 1/2 as long and been 2x as fun.

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Entertainmenting

We’ll preformed well written good story line and I will read the next one if I can figure out which one that is