Eifelheim

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Author(s): Michael Flynn
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100096524
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481582513
Narrator/s: Anthony Heald
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Description

In 1349, one small town in Germany disappeared and was never resettled. Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend, Sharon, become interested. By all logic, the town should have survived, but it didn't. Why? What was special about Eifelheim that it utterly disappeared more than six hundred years ago? In 1348, as the Black Death is gathering strength across Europe, Father Deitrich is the priest of the village that will come to be known as Eifelheim. A man educated in science and philosophy, he is astonished to become the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest. Tom, Sharon, and Father Deitrich have a strange and intertwined destiny of tragedy and triumph in this brilliant novel by the winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award.

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Author(s): Michael Flynn
Product Number EB00108320
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429927161

Professional reviews

"Tom, a historian, enlists the assistance of his longtime partner, Sharon, a scientist, to solve a fourteenth-century mystery revolving around a ghost town and stained-glass windows depicting strange creatures and medieval manuscripts. Did intergalactic travelers land in the German Black Forest? Did their visit lead to the Plague that swept Europe? Anthony Heald is an engaged narrator who gives the impression that he, like you, is puzzling out an explanation that will make sense of all of these events. He sounds enthusiastic and somber, curious and convinced. His presentation of the intellectual exchanges between Tom and Sharon is quietly vibrant and grounds this thriller in the modern day. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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