Monthly Archives: March 2020

One Good Deed, David Baldacci, author, Edoardo Ballerini, narrator

This is the first book in a new series being written by the author. Aloysius Archer is introduced to the reader as a two sided individual. One side is that of an ex-con and the other is as a heroic … Continue reading

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When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains

Ariana Neumann did an amazing amount of research over decades, in order to discover her father’s true past and name, and in so doing, her own heritage. Brought up without much religious foundation, she had no idea of her Jewish … Continue reading

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Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman’s Harrowing Escape from the Nazis, Francois Frenkel, author; Patrick Moidano, preface; Jilly Bond, narrator

This book is a rediscovered memoir of Francoise Frenkel. It is written in a beautiful, lyrical, and expressive prose with a vocabulary that is free from the crudeness existing in many books today. It is read by a wonderful narrator … Continue reading

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Apeirogon: A Novel, Colum McCann, author and narrator

Before reading this book, the reader should know the definition of the title word because it will help to understand the style and format of the novel. The definition of an apeirogon is a polygon that has an infinite number … Continue reading

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The 21, A Journey Into the Land of Coptic Martyrs, Martin Mosebach, author

In Libya, 21 young men were beheaded, and the violent, terrorist event was put on a video for all the world to see. Twenty of these young men were Egyptian Copts; one was a young man from Ghana who has … Continue reading

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No Safe Spaces, Dennis Prager, Mark Joseph, authors

I had wanted to see the movie, but it was not widely available, so I bought the book. I am still wondering what happened to the movie. It simply disappeared with no explanation.  The book is a bit disorganized and also … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone, Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, Authors; Barrie kreinik and Dylan Moore, Narrators

The story moves back and forth in time with each chapter featuring a specific character, revealing secrets and lies, vengeance and retaliation, manipulation and scheming. There is a great deal of dysfunction in all of the characters. Shay Miller’s life … Continue reading

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Agent Running in the Field, John le Carre author and narrator

I have always enjoyed le Carre’s novels. This one is an exception. After listening to half the book with my husband, and struggling to make sense of it, we both agreed, the book was going nowhere. Essentially, it is about … Continue reading

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On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong, author and narrator

Often, when an author reads his/her own book, the reading lacks something which a professional brings to the narration. This author reads too softly and emotively for my taste, and it tends to make the reader lose track of where … Continue reading

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