Monthly Archives: September 2016

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett, author; Hope Davis, narrator

Sometimes, a cataclysmic event is preceded by the most unlikely circumstances. The auspicious day that this occurred was the occasion of the christening of Franny Keating. Fix Keating’s house was filled with family, a family populated by police officers, when … Continue reading

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The Black Widow, (Gabriel Allon series book #16) Danel Silva, author; George Guidall, narrator

The setting is Paris. The time is now. The book and its theme are sadly very current. Before the book begins, the author explains that he began to write this novel prior to the actual terrorist attacks that took place … Continue reading

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War Dogs, Guy Lawson, author; Jason Culp, narrator

Three young men who met each other as children, while attending a Jewish school, found themselves in the fortunate position of becoming government arms dealers with the possibility of accumulating great wealth. I am not sure why the author chose to emphasize their … Continue reading

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Killing the Rising Sun, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, authors; Robert Petkoff, narrator

On December 7, 1941, the United States was caught unawares and unprepared by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of victims were sent to a watery grave, to remain there, buried at sea in their ships. At the time … Continue reading

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Don’t You Cry, Mary Kubica, author; Kirby Heyborne and Kate Rudd, narrators

Quinn Collins and Esther Vaughn seemed to be perfectly compatible roommates who had grown ever closer and were now good friends. They went out together, socialized, shared their belongings and enjoyed each others company. Then one night, Quinn readied herself … Continue reading

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Foreign Agent, Brad Thor, author; Armand Schultz, narrator This is the sixteenth book the series featuring Scot Harvath.

When Ashleigh Foster, a CIA officer from the United States Embassy, convinces a couple of her friends to take an unsanctioned leave to visit her boyfriend, Ken Berglund at a remote desert safe house for a steak dinner with all … Continue reading

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A Sudden Light: A Novel, Garth Stein, author; Seth Numrich, narrator

Jones Riddell and his wife Rachel had recently experienced financial difficulties. They were forced to declare bankruptcy, and consequently lost their Connecticut home. Their marriage became strained and they decided to temporarily separate. Rachel traveled to her parent’s home in … Continue reading

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