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1636: Mission to the Mughals Audiobook

1636: Mission to the Mughals

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After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th-century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia, go on a quest for the makings of medicines that have yet to be invented in 17th-century Europe. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident - the Ring of Fire - is beset by enemies on all sides. The USE needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action as well as other goods not available in Europe. The Prime Minister of the USE, Mike Stearns, sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India with the aim of securing a trade deal with the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan.

The mission consists of a mixed group of up-timers and down-timers, including paramedics, a squad of soldiers with railroad-building experience, a spy, and a pair of swindlers. On reaching India the mission finds a grieving emperor obsessed with building the Taj Mahal, harem-bound princesses, warrior princes, and an Afghan adventurer embroiled in the many plots of the Mughal court. The emperor's sons are plotting against each other, and war is brewing with the newly risen Sikh faith. But in the midst of these intrigues, the USE mission finds an ally: the brilliant and beautiful Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Shah Jahan. She is the mistress of her father's harem and a power in her own right who wishes to learn more of these women who are free in a way she can scarcely comprehend. When the emperor learns of what befalls his empire and children in the time that was, he makes every effort to change their fate. But emperors, princesses, and princes are no more immune to the inexorable waves of change created by the Ring of Fire than are the Americans themselves.

©2017 Eric Flint and Griffin Barber (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • good
    21/08/17
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    "Pretty good"

    Nice focus on a non European culture. Granville characters lack development. Most focus on local characters. Court intrigue interesting. Advantages of future tech and knowledge not as impactful. Hope for a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • charles gibbs
    Natural Bridge, NY United States
    06/08/17
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    "Not one of the best."
    What did you like best about 1636: Mission to the Mughals? What did you like least?

    This story is DULL.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George brings consistency to this story. He has been with the Ring of Fire series since the beginning. His skill at narration breaths some life into a story that is in desperate need of the help.


    Was 1636: Mission to the Mughals worth the listening time?

    For me,no. This story is one of those you should put down, but continue out of stubbornness.


    Any additional comments?

    Unless you are a hardcore fan of the Ring of Fire series you may want to skip this one.It brings nothing to the overall series. You will miss nothing by passing this one by.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • JB
    United States
    26/06/17
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    "Another Fine Addition!"

    Eric Flint brings us another corner of his world known as the Ring of Fire. This time we go to India and witness the political and social upheaval that surrounded the 1630's during the construction of the Taj Mahal. My only complaint with this book was that several of the character's names were similar enough that I was a little confused as to which character was doing what for a few moments till that chapter was fleshed out a little more and I was able to connect the character to another part of the story. This only happened a few times, but it was frustrating all the same. Flint and Barber have added another fine piece to the story of the Ring of Fire.

    As always George Guidall does a fantastic job bringing the Ring of Fire to life. Guidall is a fantastic vocal thespian that is a master of his craft.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terry Mixon
    League City, Texas
    15/05/17
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    "Another great story"

    Once more Eric Flint writes a great story and the audiobook is well performed. Can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P. Lohnes
    Cambridge, MA USA
    09/05/17
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    "Well done"

    The 1632 series varies in quality. Happily this is near the top. It reminds me of Flint/Drake Belasarius series not just for the setting but the variety of viewpoints and characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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