Monthly Archives: February 2016

Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys, author; Jorjeana Marie (Reader), Will Damron (Reader), Cassandra Morris (Reader), Michael Crouch (Reader)

The author gears her books to young adults between the ages of 12-17, but they are so well written about such interesting, often little known subjects that they are crossovers into the world of adult books as well. This is … Continue reading

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The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson, author; Nathan Osgood, narrator

In this delightful “travelogue”, Bill Bryson retraces a trip he took across his beloved England two decades ago. As he travels through villages and up and down roads with names most readers have never heard of, to visit some places … Continue reading

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When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalinithi, author; Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra, narrators

Paul Kalinithi loved literature and planned a career in academia. When he visited a home for brain injured patients who were abandoned by their families, he was deeply affected and his direction in life changed dramatically.  He had never considered … Continue reading

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M train, by Patti Smith; Author and Narrator

Be prepared for an intense read. I listened to this audio in its entirety, but I must admit, I wanted to quit many times. The author reads her own book, and her style is a monotone that drones on and … Continue reading

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Melanie Benjamin, author; narrators, Cassandra Campbell and Paul Boehmer

Covering about three decades, this is a fictional, biographical presentation of Truman Capote and his swans, the upper crust ladies of New York society, obsessed with their appearance, raised largely to seek appropriate husbands, perform their wifely duties impeccably, and … Continue reading

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Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home: Joe Klein, author; Holter Graham, narrator

When Joe Klein begins to tell the story, he explains how the devastating earthquake in Haiti inspired Eric Greitens and Jake Wood, two Iraq war veterans, to offer their help. Who better then former soldiers trained to work under the … Continue reading

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The Hours Count, Jillian Cantor

After WWII, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were arrested for spying, tried, convicted of stealing secrets enabling Russia to obtain an atomic weapon, and summarily executed. Were they guilty? David Greenglass, Ethel’s brother, implicated Julius after his own arrest. His own … Continue reading

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