Monthly Archives: April 2016

Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh

The author who has a gift for exploring the human mind on its lonely path to madness in all its shapes and forms, has won the 2016 Pen/Hemingway award for debut fiction and was a Finalist for the 2015 National … Continue reading

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The Translation of Love, Lynne Kutsukake, author; Nancy Wu, narrator

Through the friendship of two young girls, the plight of post-war Japan comes to life. Before World War II had ended, many Japanese families in Canada, were being given the unfair choice of voluntarily being deported from the country they … Continue reading

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The Travelers, Chris Pavone, author; Paul Michael, narrator

Sometimes less is more and in this novel, I felt it was definitely the case. For effort, I gave the book two stars, but for context I don’t even know if I would give it one. I listened to the … Continue reading

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Dodgers, Bill Beverly

Once begun, this book is really hard to put down. It is a thriller, a crime novel that is written well, even though there are scenes which may not always seem credible. You will find yourself wondering, could this really … Continue reading

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Fortune Smiles, Adam Johnson

Fortune Smiles presents six short stories, each narrated by a different voice which lends authenticity to the whole. Each of the narrators on the audio does an admirable job regarding accent, tone and emphasis. The characters take on a shape … Continue reading

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The Italian Divide, Alan Topol

This is the fifth book in the Craig Page series. It is a fast-paced thriller that always has another card up its sleeve to entice the reader to read on and be entertained. Once I started reading, I was hooked. … Continue reading

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The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks, author; Paul Boehmer, narrator

This is a book that may not have universal appeal, but anyone interested in Jewish history will find it an admirable and rich re-imagination of King David’s life, authentically presented as it is written in the style and language popular … Continue reading

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