Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Fire by Night, Teresa Messineo, author; Kirsten Potter, narrator

This novel explored the experiences of nurses during WWII on the various fronts of the war. It detailed the disrespect often shown to women who were considered inferior to their male counterparts, although they often faced the same danger; it … Continue reading

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Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro

I received an uncorrected bound proof and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It requires a slow and thoughtful reading as the author expertly inserts her random thoughts into your stream of consciousness as she looks back and examines her own life, … Continue reading

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A Great Reckoning, Louise Penny, author; Robert Bathurst, narrator

This is book 12 in the detective series with Chief Inspector Gamache. I love the quiet wisdom and strength with which the author has imbued Commander Armand Gamache. His authority and power come from his dignified bearing not an attitude … Continue reading

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The Lost City of the Monkey God-A True Story, Douglas Preston, author; Bill Mumy, narrator.

This book was billed as an Indiana Jones lookalike, a book filled with adventure and discovery. Sadly, for me, it fell short of that and became a travelogue of sorts, albeit in unexplored areas of Honduras, rather than an archaeological … Continue reading

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye, Michael Connelly, author; Titus Welliver, narrator;

Detective Bosch returns in this novel to try and locate a serial rapist before he has an opportunity to stage another attack that will injure and traumatize a new victim. He is working for the police department, pro bono, for … Continue reading

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The Sleepwalker, Chris Bohjalian, author; narrators, Candy McClain, Grace Experience

The novel is told mostly through the voice of Lianna Ahlberg, but occasionally, another younger voice interjects with questions, concerns or explanations. I disliked several characters and I don’t know if it was the way the narrator portrayed them or … Continue reading

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