Monthly Archives: September 2015

Did You Ever Have A Family, Bill Clegg

This book surely packs a wallop. It will be the rare person who will not be moved by the introspective examination of the psyches of these diverse characters as they each experienced the same horrific tragedy in their own way … Continue reading

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Purity, Jonathan Franzen, author; narrators, Dylan Baker, Jenna Lamia, Robert Petkoff

Jonathan Franzen has produced a novel about unlikeable people, each with a peculiar need or dysfunction. The language is foul and the sex is in every conceivable form. It seems to be written not for a literary purpose, but for … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web, (Millennium #4) David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson (creator), George Goulding (translator), Simon Vance (narrator).

I always look forward to listening to the books Simon Vance narrates. He elevates every book he reads by using just the right tone and emphasis, by grasping the accents and nuances of each character and by using the most … Continue reading

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Orhan’s Inheritance, Aline Ohanesian, author, Assaf Cohen, narrator

Based on the author’s background and actual history, this book tells the story of the Armenian genocide that has for so long been denied by the Turks. It tells the story from all vantage points, illustrating the abuses and suffering … Continue reading

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Cutting Teeth, Julia Fierro

The book is about five members of a playgroup who joined each other for a weekend away at the summer home of one of their members, a member who was so disrespectful that she didn’t even ask her parents for … Continue reading

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Best Boy, Eli Gottlieb, author; Bronson Pinchot, narrator

Best Boy, Eli Gottlieb, author; Bronson Pinchot, narrator This is a very moving story about a boy, now grown into a man, who has spent the last 40 years of his life, since the age of eleven, in some special … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, Kelli Estes, narrator Emily Woo Zeller

This novel begins with two seemingly unconnected stories. One takes place in the past, beginning near the end of the 19th century and moving forward for about a decade into the 20th; the other takes place in the present time, … Continue reading

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