"What if an entire American town inexplicably teleported through time and space and landed in 1636 Europe? Here is the fourteenth novel to explore the ramifications of such a planet-altering event. With George Guidall at the microphone, 1636 is a treasure. Guidall brings life to all the characters, making them memorable by lending them distinct personalities. A favorite is a time-displaced car mechanic named Bernie Zeppi, who finds himself engineering the Russian Revolution 300 years early. Guidall's skillful narration never falters, even in the face of foot-long Russian names. The concepts boggle the imagination, causing listeners to wonder what they would do to change the course of world history. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"