Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Inn, by James Patterson and Candice Fox; Edoardo Ballerini is the narrator.

Two Boston cops were fired after being disgraced by their behavior. Although Malone and Robinson had also been close friends, one betrayed the other and they parted as enemies. Both had loved being cops, but their careers were over. Bill … Continue reading

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The Fountains of Silence, Ruta Sepetys-Author, Narrator, Maite Jauregui, Richard Ferrone, Neil Hellegers, Joshua Kane, Liza Kaplan, Oliver Wyman, Narrators.

In the author’s own words, she believes the future is in the hands of the youth, not the adults. The power to change resides with the young who will face it. This book covers many decades, beginning with the rise … Continue reading

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The Assault on American Excellence, Anthony T. Kronman, author and narrator

Anthony Kronman is a professor at Yale who has been startled by the school’s acquiescence to activists. He believes that schools should educate minds before encouraging the students to act on issues they cannot fully understand. He understands that certain … Continue reading

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Chances Are, Richard Russo, author; Fred Sanders, narrator

Forty plus years after their graduation, during a time fraught with the trauma of the Vietnam War, three Minerva College fraternity brothers who have remained friends, gather back in Martha’s Vineyard for a reunion. The current time is fraught with … Continue reading

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Renia’s Diary: A Holocaust Journal by Renia Spiegel

I have been reading this book for quite some time. It was hard to read more than a few pages at a time because the content made me think about the richness of her short life that never made it … Continue reading

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The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite-Daniel Markovits, author; Fred Sanders, narrator.

This book attempts to offer an explanation of the differences between the Aristocracy of Europe and the Meritocracy in America. Comparing different times and different points of emphasis such as education, earning power, identity, backgrounds, and home neighborhoods, he makes … Continue reading

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A Minute to Midnight, David Balducci, author; Brittany Pressley and Kyf Brewer, narrators.

Female FBI agent Atlee Pine has suffered a setback in her career because of an overreaction when she caught a pedophile with a young girl. Although she rescued the girl, she also beat the pedophile to a pulp. Her superior … Continue reading

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