On the Oceans of Eternity : Island in the Sea of Time

  • by S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • Series: Island in the Sea of Time
  • 28 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago, the 20th century and the Bronze Age were tossed together by a mysterious Event. In the decade since, the Republic of Nantucket has worked hard to create a new future for itself, using the technological know-how retained from modern times to explore and improve conditions for the inhabitants of the past.Some of these peoples have become allies. Some have turned instead to the renegade Coast Guard officer William Walker. And, for 10 years, the two sides have tested each other, feinting and parrying, to decide who will be the ones to lead this brave new world into the future. The final battle lines have now been drawn. And only one side can emerge the victor.

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What the Critics Say

"Stirling's imaginative foray into time travel should please fans of alternative history." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Through the first two books of the 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 "Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day"

STIRLINGS GREATEST(SO FAR) DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

THIS BOOK ISN'T FOR ANYONE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE IN THE HELL YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY CONFUSING


What was most disappointing about S. M. Stirling’s story?

THERE ARE TOOOOOOOOO MANY PEOPLE TO TRY TO KEEP UP WITH. AT THE BEGINNING OF A CHAPTER HE NAMES OFF 3 OR MORE LOCATIONS AND DATES, THEN HE GOES INTO A GROUP AND AS THE TALE IS TOLD, HE SWITCHES TO SOME WHERE ELSE AROUND THE WORLD WITH COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PEOPLE. THERE ARE TOOO MANY PEOPLE TO TRY TO KEEP UP WITH AND LOCATIONS THAT KEEP CHANGING.


Which scene was your favorite?

HARDLY ANY, THOSE WHEN AUSTIN IS IN THE STORM, IF ANY


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NONE IN MY OPENION


Any additional comments?

I AM A GREAT LOVER OF STIRLINGS WRITINGS AND HAVE LISTENED TO ALL, I THINK, OF HIS BOOKS ON EARTH AND ONE ON ANOTHER PLANET. THE "CHANGE SERIES" IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE SERIES AND I AWAIT EACH SEPTEMBER IN HOPES THAT THE BOOK WILL FINALLY END . I KNOW THE PEOPLE IN THE STORIES AND CAN KEEP UP WITH THEM. I'VE LISTENED TO THEM SEVERAL TIMES AND WILL AGAIN. I'M 69 YEARS OLD AND TOO OLD TO READ LONG STORIES AND THE AUDIO BOOKS ARE A PLEASURE. I WOULD LISTEN TO THEM EVEN IF I WERE ABLE TO READ AT THIS TIME. AUDIBLE.COM IS A GEM IN THE WORLD OF STONES. THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE.RESPECTFULLY, GBG

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- GARY

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio