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Old 03-29-2009, 06:04 AM   #16
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If we can nominate series I'm going to spend tree series by Lois McMaster Bujold even though they are not free
- The Vorkosigan series, starting with Shards of Honour,
- The five gods series, starting with The Curse of Chalion, and
- The Sharing Knife Series, starting with Beguilement.
They are all in available in Mobipocket, and I have them all.

HarryT has already chosed Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, so I'll make my fourth choice Sense and Sensibility.

And my fifth choice would be A Gentleman of France by Stanley J Weyman. Or maybe The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins. Or maybe A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Or maybe HarryT's production of David Balfour, (comprising Kidnapped and Catriona) by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:08 AM   #17
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1. Father Brown Omnibus Crime/Mystery. Free. Public domain.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:15 AM   #18
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:17 AM   #19
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Cough... Harry T has done a "David Balfour", but that's only the second volume, also known as Catriona.

My production of "David Balfour" is the combined volume. And I've already nominated it :-)

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:20 AM   #20
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Thanks. Fixed in the original post.

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Old 03-29-2009, 12:00 PM   #21
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This is great, guys! Keep 'em coming! I am totally okay with nominating a series as one entry. I want to see as many replies as possible so we have the biggest possible list and can refer newcomers to a great list of books to read.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:33 PM   #22
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6charlong, you can pick one more as you duplicated The Prince, already rec'd by someone else.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:46 PM   #23
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Keeping this to 5 is about like giving breech delivery to a porcupine, but here goes.

1. The Complete Poems of Rudyard Kipling (Poetry)
Rudyard Kipling
Ghostwolf Web site

2. Complete works of Cornwainer Smith (2 Vol) (Science-fiction) - 90% is one interconnected series of short stories.
Cornwainer Smith. (Paul Linebarger)
Baen Books.

3. The Narnia Series (Fantasy)
C. S. Lewis
Fictionwise (Pay)

4. Jurgen (Fantasy)
James Branch Cabell
Project Gutenberg

5. The Droll Stories (Comedy)
Honorie De Balzac
Project Gutenberg

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Old 06-09-2009, 01:01 PM   #24
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Ok, had to replace some of my list, because H2G2 and Pride & Prejudice have been mentioned already. So here it goes:

Measuring the World - Daniel Kehlmann (historical fiction, biography, satire)
buy: amazon, mobipocket, ...

Persuasion - Jane Austen (classic romance)
free: girlebooks.com, gutenberg.org, mobileread, ...

Outlander (series) - Diana Gabaldon (historical fiction, romance)
buy: mobipocket, amazon, diesel-ebooks, ...

The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (historical fiction)
free: gutenberg, manybooks, planetebooks, ...

The Talisman - Stephen King and Peter Straub (fantasy/horror)
buy: diesel-ebooks, mobipocket, ...

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Old 06-10-2009, 03:02 PM   #25
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I'm really surprised that no one's listed The Lord of the Rings, so I will.

The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (Fantasy, various retail outlets)

The Hobbit - ditto, ditto

Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K. Jerome (Humour (with a u) now available here in a LOVELY ePub by Zelda)

The Man Who Was Thursday - GK Chesterton (spiritual thriller, available here)

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams - available on Google and Sony/Google ePub library
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:55 AM   #26
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1. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Availability: mobileread.com, gutenberg.org, archive.org

2. The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh
Availability: diesel-ebooks.com, fictionwise.com

3. The Meditations (or Writings) of Marcus Aurelius by, you guessed it, Marcus Aurelius
Availability: mobileread.com, gutenberg.org, archive.org

4. The Iliad by Homer (we all have our favorites, I happen to like it better than The Odyssey :P )
Availability: mobileread.com, gutenberg.org, archive.org

5. Bulfinch's Mythology (all 3 parts) by Thomas Bulfinch
Availability: mobileread.com, gutenberg.org, archive.org

Note: No ebooks yet of O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin/Master and Commander series, Haldeman's Forever War, McMurtry's Lonesome Dove and Brin's Uplift Saga. :P Somebody do Neuromancer and Snow Crash hehe...

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Old 06-13-2009, 11:30 AM   #27
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Shogun by James Clavell
Historical Fiction
Find a store using ebookprice.info, not in the Kindle store.

Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
Comic Thriller
Find a store using ebookprice.info.

A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
Science Fiction
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The Mote in God's Eye by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
Science Fiction
DRM-free MultiFormat from Baen Books

The 1632 Series by Eric Flint
Alternative History Science Fiction
First in the series in Baen Free Library
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I read for escape, so my list would contain:

David Weber's Honor Harrington series

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's Liaden Universe series

Catherine Asaro's Skolian Empire series

David Weber & John Ringo's Prince Roger series

C.S. Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy
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Most of the books/series I would have nominated have already been named by others, but there's a few not listed.

William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing (I am surprised he hasn't already been named, unless I missed it)

Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel

Agatha Christie - The Secret Adversary (one of only two freely available - the other one is The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the first Poirot)

All public domain.

Question for Ralph Sir Edward @ 23 - Where did you find the complete works of Cordwainer Smith and does it include the Quest of Three Planets series? I have been looking for those to complete my (pbook) collection without success. I had a look on Baen and I could only find We the Underpeople and When the People Fell.
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My list - it was hard to narrow my choices down to these:

Burr - Gore Vidal - available on Kindle

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - on Kindle and Project Guttenburg

I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb - again on Kindle

Winston Churchill's 6 volume history of World War II - available on Kindle
1. The Gathering Storm
2. The Grand Alliance
3. The Hinge of Fate
4. Their Finest Hour
5. Triumph and Tragedy
6. Closing the Ring

and finally The Welsh Trilogy by Sharon K Pennman (Here Be Dragons, The Reckoning, Falls the Shadow). These were the first 3 books I purchased when I got my Kindle. I checked today and they are no longer available. Who know what happened there.

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