Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Children’s Crusade: A Novel, Ann Packer, narrated by Cotter Smith with Santino Fontana, Marin Ireland, Thomas Sadoski, and Frederick Weller.

Over a period of about five decades, the reader is taken into the lives of the Blair family. Dr. Bill Blair returned from the Korean War wanting to forget it. He had had enough of the war and taking care … Continue reading

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Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, Jon Krakauer; Narrators: Mozhan Marno, Scott Brick.

This book is incredibly well researched, presenting an enormous amount of detail regarding rape accusations, investigations and trials. The descriptions are extremely graphic, and therefore, the book might not be for everyone, but the information in it should be provided … Continue reading

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The Dream Lover, Elizabeth Berg

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, wrote under the pseudonym George Sand. From this book I learned that her identity as a female was broadly known. She dressed as a man to exercise her creative approach to life. The times placed constraints on her … Continue reading

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Madam President, Nicole Wallace, narrator, Tavia Gilbert

The book fell short of my expectations. I thought it would more positively encourage the idea of a woman for President, but for me it was the opposite. The plot seemed a bit obvious, and it felt like chick lit … Continue reading

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Our Souls At Night, Kent Haruf, Read by Mark Bramhall

I was attracted to this book for many reasons, not the least of them being that my husband shares a name with Louis, although it is spelled differently. Another reason is that I am a senior citizen who has often … Continue reading

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Radiant Angel, Nelson DeMille, Read by Scott Brick

This author knows how to keep the reader on the edge of the seat throughout, even when the story is contrived and somewhat implausible. Although the story was an exciting tale with a slow build up of tension until the … Continue reading

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb; It is read by Archie Panjabi

I didn’t think that there would be that much of interest in a book about someone so young, written by someone so young, yet I was blown away by her ability to put her life and experiences into words. Malala, a … Continue reading

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