Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Grownup, Gillian Flynn, author, Julia Whelan, narrator

Sometimes I think I live in an alternate universe. At first, listening to this book, I believed that it was about a young woman whose former mode of employment, for a period of three years, was to provide “hand jobs” … Continue reading

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Cross Justice, James Patterson, author; Ruben Santiago-Hudson, narrator

At first, when the narrator starts reading, it is a bit off-putting. His voice almost lulls the reader into a trance, but then, as the story develops, it picks up a cadence and tone that keeps the reader enthralled and … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. You, Mary-Louise Parker, author; read by author

The book is written and read well by the author, a well known, award winning actress, but I am not sure what purpose she wished to accomplish by writing it, except perhaps to clear up her own conscience as she … Continue reading

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The Courtesan, Alexandra Curry

This is the story of Sai Jinhua, a legendary figure in China. The author admits that she has taken great liberty in this re-creation of her life, as many contradictory stories have been written and passed on about her. In … Continue reading

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The Crossing (Harry Bosch, #20), by Michael Connelly, author; Titus Welliver, narrator

The LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department), has arrested DQ Foster for the brutal rape and murder of a sheriff’s wife. The accused is the client of Mickey Haller, half-brother of Harry Bosch. Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller, is convinced that his … Continue reading

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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom

I won this book from Goodreads and was looking forward to reading it. I try to like most of the books I read and truly made an effort with this one. Since I also obtained an audio version which seemed … Continue reading

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Tightrope, Simon Mawer, author; Kate Reading, narrator

In Simon Mawer’s first book about Marian Sutro, “Trapeze”, she was one of 40 young British girls enlisted to help in the war effort, working in enemy territory for the SOE (Special Operations Executive). She was flown into France where … Continue reading

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Killing Reagan, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

O’Reilly has written a series of books with his co-author that are informative and entertaining, while also being non-fiction, a genre that is not often at the top of the best-seller list for many authors. His consistently are. His concise … Continue reading

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Us, David Nichols, author; David Haig, narrator

Be prepared to raise an eyebrow, smile and even laugh out loud as this story unfolds. Us is a charming and tender tale about the mating game and all that it involves as it evolves from the courtship to the … Continue reading

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Frenchman’s Creek, Daphne du Maurier

This is not the typical novel that is written today. Looking at the style of the original cover, I would have turned away from it, and more’s the pity because I would have missed a book that demands an audience … Continue reading

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