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Lazyweb! Book Survey! European history!

Popular history books or non-silly (or possibly silly, if it's good) historical fiction. Preferably European. Something with enough circulation that someone made an audiobook out of it.

If you are willing to go that extra mile, I'm asking because I want to know how to spend my Audible credits, so it won't much help if it's not on there.

Thanks, friends.

Nic in a bag

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snidegrrl
Jun. 7th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Also because apparently there are 2 books on Australia, and none about New Zealand. (on Audible. That aren't romance novels.)
traceracer
Jun. 7th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
The Historian wasn't bad. And my favorite historical fiction of all time is Trinity by Leon Uris, but I don't think it's on Audible. I also hear great things about some book called Ireland, but I haven't read it. (Not quite European, but close)
snidegrrl
Jun. 7th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Ireland is on the list of places to learn more about! Been reading lots of fiction set in Ireland and Jack just made me watch The Wind that Shakes the Barley so I'm real interested in the history too.

Too bad I wasn't so interested when it was my whole job to like, learn about it and take tests on it, right? :)

Edited at 2008-06-07 03:43 am (UTC)
examorata
Jun. 7th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
So, is The Thorn Birds not on Audible? That's a shame. I should really re-read The Thorn Birds. It's delightfully trashy. Australia, rich crazy people, and forbidden romance with priests!
snidegrrl
Jun. 7th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
It just happens to be on there!!
serendipity9000
Jun. 7th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Take a look at a site I am helping build: http://www.booksforears.com - all reviews of audio books. Might help...:)
snidegrrl
Jun. 7th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Thanks I will!
motorharp
Jun. 8th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
That is an awesome website! I can definitely answer "yes" to all three questions. You have been bookmarked!
serendipity9000
Jun. 8th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
Glad you like it! We are trying to post new reviews on a fairly regular basis, so definitely keep coming back or snag our RSS feed if you are an RSS person.
salami_salome
Jun. 7th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
N'aw, Nic in a bag!
spleenless
Jun. 7th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
I'm rather fond of Judith Merkle Riley's books. I haven't read them all, but they are a nice mix of historical facts and fiction, usually from a different perspective.
snidegrrl
Jun. 8th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
No sign of her on Audible, but noted for actual paper reading. Thanks!
motorharp
Jun. 7th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Hrm. I haven't read too much... ok, ANY history books, but Bill Bryson's books are always well researched and he talks about the history of the places he goes. He's been to Australia. Does this even help at all? =)
snidegrrl
Jun. 8th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
I *just* bought the Australia one. I have read almost all of his books at this point. Lurve him!
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