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The author, Karen Oslund, clearly knows what she's talking about where Iceland is concerned. There are many facts put forward in this book on a number of different facets of Iceland's history and culture. However the information is presented in such a bland, factual, narrative-free manner as to make the book almost impossible to listen to. This is not helped by the fact that the narrator seems as bored reading the words as I was listening to them. The presentation is as flat on her voice as the words are on the page.
If you want to know more about Iceland, find something else. I recommend The Modern Scholar: The Norsemen, Understanding Vikings and their Culture. The lecturer is dynamic, funny, and presents a condensed history of Iceland that was so enjoyable I listened to it twice in one weekend, and parts of it three times.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely. It gives a good background of Iceland and the North Atlantic, dispelling some myths and misconceptions along the way.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Not what I wanted to find out about Iceland! Horses and sheep!!!
No personal stories. Not for the potential traveller
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