Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mercury, Margot Livesey, author; Derek Perkins, Nicol Zanzarella, narrators

This book was about a host of characters that never seemed to grow up. Even when they became adults and parents, they reverted to childish behavior, using outright lies and lies of omission, secrets, and excuses to avoid responsibility for … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel, Katherine Arden, author; Kathleen Gati, narrator

On a cold winter night, in a house in a remote place in Russia, the children’s nurse, Dunya, was asked by their mother, Marina Ivanova, wife of Pyotr Vladimirovich, to tell the fable about Frost, a creature of many names; … Continue reading

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Hero of the Empire, Candice Millard, author; Simon Vance, narrator

Winston Churchill was both courageous and confident. He was fascinated with the military and studied at the Royal Military College from which he graduated in 1894. In 1896 he went to India to fight the Pashtuns. In 1898 he fought … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Oliver Sacks

This really brief book of four essays count among the most moving pieces I have ever read by anyone facing his own imminent demise. Having survived his unusual cancer for almost a decade, he was shocked to discover that although … Continue reading

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Order To Kill, by Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, authors; George Guidall, narrator

  Mitch Rapp novels are edge of the seat exciting and this one is no exception. Although it is often predictable, there are still many surprises and the tension and mystery grow with each page. Russia’s President Krupin (who eerily … Continue reading

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Leopard at the Door, Jennifer McVeigh, author, Katharine McEwan, narrator

When Rachel Fullsmith was 12 years old, she stayed at home at Kisima, the family farm in Kenya, while her parents went for a visit to England. When a telegram was delivered for her uncle, she ran to find him … Continue reading

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The Whistler, John Grisham, author, Cassandra Campbell, narrator

When the head of the Bureau of Judicial Conduct, Michael Geismar, assigned Lacy Stoltz and Hugo Hatch to investigate a corrupt judge, none of them had any idea about what they were getting into. Quickly, the situation turned treacherous and … Continue reading

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