- Lately, I have been reading and throughly enjoying the novels of Rosemary
Sutcliff, "The Silver Branch", about the usurption of Alectis in Roman
Britain, and "The Lantern Bearers", about the struggle between the Saxons
and Britains following the removal of the Roman legions from Britain.
Although these books are marketed as young adult fiction, I find them every
bit as fascinating as many of the adult historical fiction novels I have
read. Tomorrow I will start "The Shining Company".
I found a BBC dramatization of "The Eagle of the Ninth" on Ebay and enjoyed
it as well. Now I'm looking for the unabridged version on audio cassette.
Another wonderful surprise this week, I found that Audible.com is offering
Lindsey Davis' Marcus Didius Falco mystery "The Accusers". Audible
(http://www.audible.com ) offers audiobooks for download. They can be
downloaded to an MP3 player or burned to CD. I like the burn to CD option
so I can play them in my car's CD player on my commute. I have a light
listener subscription for less than $20 per month that lets me download two
books, regardless of the length or their regular retail cost. For example,
this month I selected the unabridged "The Accusers" that normally costs
$43.96 and the unabridged Elizabeth Peters Egyptian archaeology mystery, "He
Shall Thunder in the Sky" that normally costs $37.77. I just noticed that
Caroline Lawrence's young adult mystery "Thieves of Ostia" has also been
added to the offerings under historical mysteries.
Network & Information Systems Manager
College of Education
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
"What we do in life echoes through eternity" - Decimus Meridius Maximus
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