Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Paris Diversion, Chris Pavone, author’ Mozhan Marno, narrator

There are so many tangents and characters introduced into this narrative, like a suicide bomber, his driver, terrorism, clandestine spying, a CIA agent, corruption, economic  investors, stock manipulation, CEO’s, big business, VIP’s, an engineered financial debacle, and more, that the … Continue reading

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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton, author; James Cameron Stewart, narrator

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton, author; James Cameron Stewart, narrator This is one of the most cleverly written, imaginative stories that I have ever read. I had difficulty keeping up with the number of characters and … Continue reading

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Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin, author

When the book begins, a woman named Lily is speaking about Blanche Auzello and is mourning her death. Blanche was loved by this woman, Lily, and she refers to her with deep respect. What follows after is a description of … Continue reading

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The Last Year of the War, Susan Meissner, author; Kimberly Farr, narrator

Two young teenage girls meet in an internment camp called Crystal City, in Texas, after the United States enters World War II. Although they are residents there, with their needs provided for, they are really prisoners. One, Elise Sontag (now … Continue reading

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Warburg in Rome, James Carroll, author; David Doersch, narrator

This book captured my attention and held it from the beginning to the end, however, there were times when rather than being historical fiction, it felt like it verged on becoming a romance novel. There were sexual escapades and innuendo … Continue reading

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Wunderland, Jennifer Cody Epstein, author; Lisa Flanagan, narrator

The author of this novel has woven a tale, that begins in 1933 and travels to 1989. It is difficult, but necessary for all to read. She has deftly placed the reader in the middle of the maelstrom known as … Continue reading

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton: A Novel, Sara Collins, author, Sara Collins and Roy McMillan, and narrators

This was a very well read, by both narrators, and well written book. The author knew her characters well and expressed their personalities with the tone and timbre of her voice, using accents when necessary to also identify particular characters. … Continue reading

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