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

Enjoyed it!

I hope there will be more. This series git me through many a long drive.
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- singersbabyx3

Book Details

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