Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Children, Ann Leary, author; Gretchen Mol, narrator

Joan Maynard and Richard (Whit) Whitman were married shortly after he met her and was smitten with her. She was the mother of two daughters and he was the father of two sons. However, unlike Joan, he was still married … Continue reading

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NYPD red 3, James Patterson, Marshall Karp, authors; Edoardo Ballerini, narrator

There are three generations of very wealthy Hunter Aldens living in Manhattan. They are just the right kind of family to come under the purview of NYPD Red, a specially trained unit of the police force that specializes in protecting … Continue reading

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LaRose, Louise Erdrich, author and narrator

Because there are so many threads to this story, and so many important characters, even some that seem to be minor characters who have a major impact, it is best to portray them, and then briefly describe the book. It … Continue reading

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The Widow, Fiona Barton

“The Widow is a fast paced, steadily moving mystery which held my attention so completely that I read it in one day. It has been compared to “Gone Girl”, among other mysteries, but I thought it was unique unto itself. … Continue reading

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Hamilton, The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda, author; Jeremy McCarter, author narrator, Mariska Hargitay, narrator.

I thought this audio book was going to contain parts of the shows music. Instead, it turned out to be a very politically correct version detailing the seeds that birthed the idea of a rap show about Alexander Hamilton. Explaining … Continue reading

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The Association of Small Bombs’ By Karan Mahajan‏, author, Neil Shah, narrator

In 1996, two brothers were killed when a bomb exploded in an open air market in Delhi, India. So began a book that explores terrorism and the making of a terrorist, exposing the type of person that joins the cause … Continue reading

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The Pier Falls, Mark Haddon, author; Clare Corbett, Daniel Weyman, narrators

In nine eloquently written short stories, Haddon explores the themes of trust, panic, betrayal, abandonment, escaping, loneliness, fear, madness, coping and survival. He makes the ordinary, extraordinary, by turning it into something exotic, twisting and reshaping its edges so that … Continue reading

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