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Who am I? I am you. I am everyone out there who loves to read and discuss and voice an opinion!

The Summer Wives, Beatriz Williams, author; Kristin Kalbli, narrator

In 1930, on Winthrop Island, off the coast of CT, Bianco Madeiro and Hugh Fisher fall in love and have a secret affair. Both are in their teens. Both swear their eternal love for each other, but there is a … Continue reading

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The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner, author and narrator

Although the author does a good job of reading the book, the subject matter could not hold my interest. The main character was a lap dancer. She is now being transferred to a new prison. She is serving two concurrent … Continue reading

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Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders, author: Narrators, *too many narrators to list.

It would take a hard-hearted person not to be moved by the story of the emotional collapse of Mary Lincoln and the terrible outward grief shown by President Abraham Lincoln when their young, very well loved 11 year old son … Continue reading

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Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It’s Changing the World, by Bethany McLean

In an effort to reduce its dependence on foreign energy sources, the United States oil and gas industry invested in research and technology. Aubrey McClendon began his career investing in the natural gas industry as somewhat of a superstar, but … Continue reading

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” Zora Neale Hurston (Author), Robin Miles (Narrator)

 Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” Zora Neale Hurston (Author), Robin Miles (Narrator) This brief book, tells a story that has never before been published, written by Nora Neale Hurston. It summarizes the interviews she had with Cudjo … Continue reading

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Faithful Place, Tana French, author; Tim Gerard Reynolds, narrator

The novel takes place in Dublin, Ireland, on a fictional street called Faithful Place. It is a dying street with the odd empty lot and abandoned house. The Mackeys and the Dalys live on the street. Frank’s family is very … Continue reading

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Map of Salt and Stars, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, author; Lara Sawalha, narrator

This book is written with such a fine hand that it is like reading poetry rather than a novel. However, because it is long and repetitive, with parallel narratives, it often became almost too lyrical, making listening to it sometimes … Continue reading

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