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1634 - The Galileo Affair

Eric Flint

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Description:

The Epic Struggle of Freedom and Justice Against the Tyrannies of the 17th Century Continues, as European Cunning Meets American Courage. The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The democratic ideals of the CPE have aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, effective ruler of France, who has moved behind the scenes, making common cause with old enemies to stop this new threat to the privileged and powerful. But the CPE is also working in secret. A group of West Virginians have secretly traveled to Venice where their advanced medical knowledge may prevent the recurrence of the terrible plague which recently killed a third of the city-state's population. At the same time, the group hopes to establish commercial ties with Turkey's Ottoman Empire, then at the height of its power. And, most important, they hope to establish private diplomatic ties with the Vatican, exploiting Pope Urban VIII's misgivings about the actions of Richelieu and the Hapsburgs. But a Venetian artisan involved with the West Virginians may cause all their plans to come to naught. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on whether to help him or stop him-and whether he succeeds or fails, the results may be catastrophic for the CPE.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Dennis, George Guidall

Length:

19h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

27:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

30:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

31:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

35:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

23:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

31:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

18:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

24:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

24:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

18:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

14:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

27:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:14