Monthly Archives: December 2016

And After The Winter, Sere Prince Halverson

When the novel begins, the reader learns that three of the four members of the Glenn Winkel family, of Caboose, Alaska, had been killed in a tragic, small plane crash two decades earlier. Kachemak Winkel, 18 years old at the … Continue reading

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Mischling, Affinity Konar, author; Vanessa Johansson, narrator.

The book was set in 1944, and the abomination of Hitler’s Germany was still thriving. At twelve years old, twins Stasha and Pearl Zagorski were riding in a cattle car with their mother and grandfather. Their father had already disappeared, … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy, J. D.Vance, author and narrator

 J. D. Vance comes from a long line of hillbillies. His family started out in hillbilly country in Kentucky, but then he and his mom moved to hillbilly country in Middletown, Ohio. Although he lived in Middletown, he always harkened … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy, J. D.Vance

J.D. Vance comes from a long line of hillbillies. His family started out in hillbilly country in Kentucky, but then he and his mom moved to hillbilly country in Middletown, Ohio. Although he lived in Middletown, he always harkened back … Continue reading

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Odessa Sea, Clive Cussler, author; Scott Brick, narrator

This book will keep you guessing until the last few pages. Numerous characters will enter and exit at will, sometimes confusing the listener. The narrator is excellent with accents and expression, but it was often difficult to discern the individual … Continue reading

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The Mothers, Brit Bennett, author; Adenrele Ojo, narrator

Recently, there has been a plethora of books about some current social issue facing us all. This one is no different, in that regard. Human sexuality, morality and racial issues take the stage at various moments in the narrative. However, … Continue reading

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Human Acts, by Han Kang

The translator introduces the book by explaining the past history of South Korea that led to the Gwangju Uprising, on May 18th, 1980, in order to orient the reader to the novel, but nothing will prepare the reader for the … Continue reading

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