Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Jungle Grows Back, by Robert Kagan

To agree with the ideas in this book, one first has to accept the premise that liberalism is the reason for the lack of an outbreak of a major conflict for the last 7 decades. I do not believe it … Continue reading

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The Last Ballad, Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash has a way with words. He develops the characters so well that the reader walks alongside them as the book unfolds. living their experiences with them. This story has its base in the life of a real character, … Continue reading

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Pandemic, Robin Cook, author, George Guidall, narrator

Robin Cook has chosen a terrific narrator to read this medical mystery featuring the medical examiner, husband and wife team of Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery. This is book number11 in the series about them. George Guidall, the narrator, is … Continue reading

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To the Bright Edge of the World, Eowyn Ivey, author, John Glouchevitch, Christine Lakin, Kiff Vandenheuvel narrators

This novel is historic fiction based loosely on the real explorer, Henry T. Allen, who was tasked with exploring a portion of the wilderness in Alaska, which had previously been attempted unsuccessfully, in the past. His success opened Alaska’s resources … Continue reading

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Trust exercise, Susan Choi

I received this book on January 11th from Early Reviewers on librarything.com, and I truly made a sincere effort to read it. Because of the language in the initial pages, I almost abandoned it, but I decided to give it … Continue reading

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, author; Louise Brealey, Jack Hawkins narrators

There are two competing stories in this excellent psychological thriller. One concerns an artist, Alicia Berenson, a woman of fragile emotions and a victim of circumstance. After her mother committed suicide, she was placed in the care of her abusive … Continue reading

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An Anonymous Girl, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekhanen, authors; Barrie Kreinik, narrator

Secrets and lies dominate this book. None of the characters tells the complete truth, and this leads to constant misdirection and misinterpretation that keeps the reader constantly on the edge of the seat. Who is the most dangerous of the … Continue reading

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