Against the Tide of Years : Island in the Sea of Time

  • by S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • Series: Island in the Sea of Time
  • 21 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to re-create the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology. When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice. If they are to save the primitive world from being plunged into bloodshed on a 20th-century scale, they must defeat Walker at his own game: war.


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Customer Reviews

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I've Finished the entire series

and I am richer for the experience. These travels back through time somewhat reminiscent of Weber's Safehold series are such an enlightening mix of history and science fiction. Nantucket citizens of the present are cast back 30 centuries into the past privileged to forge a brave new world. The characters are unexpected time travelers. Who would conceive of a black woman admiral in command of the Nantucket navy doing battle with the ancient Greeks and Egyptians led by one of the most evil characters ever brought to life in literature? I cheered her victories out loud. 75 hours of relentless interest. What a great series. Buy this and you won't be disappointed if you would love to change the past.
This third installment got quite a bit more tedious than the first two installments covering too much territory and too many battles as the characters got lost in the action. But I suppose it was difficult to avoid. I loved the first two books and merely enjoyed most of the third.
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- B. Bozeman

You can't beat this series

I loved this series when I read it in papareback and loved hearing the voices come alive even better. You will not be dissapointed, But you wil have to buy all three, LOL.
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- Corey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio