1636: The Kremlin Games : Ring of Fire

  • by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, Paula Goodlett
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Ring of Fire
  • 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed as "a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis" by Publishers Weekly, Eric Flint's best-selling Ring of Fire series has redefined the alternate-history genre.
In this 10th novel, auto mechanic Bernie Zeppi heads to Moscow to bring Russia into the Industrial Revolution, 300 years ahead of schedule. War with Poland looms, but Bernie is more focused on a beautiful Russian noblewoman. Can he protect them both from the power struggles raging inside the Kremlin?


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A good entry in the Ring of Fire series

I loved the first book in this series. I also really, really liked the two sequels he wrote with David Weber. However, I have read one of the sequels that he co-wrote with Andrew Dennis and another he co-wrote with Virginia Demarce, and I found them mind-numbingly bad. So I hesitated a long time before plunking down my pennies for another sequel co-written with two people I'm unfamiliar with.

I'm happy to be able to report that I liked this entry into the series, and if Flint does anymore books with Huff and Goodlett, I will buy them without hesitation.

If you are new to this series, I don't recommend that you start with this book. I think you should start with the first book in the series, "1632." After that, it would have been nice to read the books in order of publication, but I can't recommend that due to the inferior writers he has teamed with in so many of them. So, I guess you'll just have to decide for yourself what order you will read them in.

This particular entry into the series deals with a young man from Grantville who is recruited by Russian spies to help them bring technology to Russia. I really knew nothing about Russian society before the Russian Revolution of 1917, so this book provided a real eye-opener into why they NEEDED a revolution. They really had a toxic society, and in the real world nothing much changed or improved for ordinary people for hundreds of years. In the Ring of Fire universe, that is changing.

George Guidall narrates and does his usual excellent job.

I recommend this book.

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- ShySusan

Great book and Great series

This is one of the more interesting books in the series, despite some historical errors, it is something you must listen. Thanks to good Narration the time flies by.
The book encompases the span of five years since 1631 up to 1636 , and the book also gives a perspective on the world outside new US.
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- Professor "1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books