I’ve got five credits collecting dust on my Audible account and I want to cancel my membership for a while so that I can catch up with my library. Thing is, you lose any existing credits when you cancel the membership (that’s how they getcha) so I need to spend them now.
I enjoy well-written narrative histories and non-fiction and I’d like some recommendations. It doesn’t have to be something you’ve specifically listened to an audio version of.
Stuff I’ve enjoyed in the past, digitally and in dead-tree format:
A lot of David McCullough’s stuff. John Adams, Truman, 1776, Mornings on Horseback, etc.
*The Demon Under the Microscope
Charlie Wilson’s War
The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con
I also just picked up [url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/12/world-war-ii-s-strangest-battle-when-americans-and-germans-fought-together.html]The Last Battle[/ur] based on this article, because the premise sounds so completely awesome.
I’m not worried about specific time periods or topics. Just looking for strong historical narratives about genuinely interesting bits of history.
On an unrelated note, if you know of anything as completely hilarious as John Hodgeman’s audiobook trilogy I’d love to hear about them too.