Category Archives: Book Reviews

Red Sparrow: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy) by Jason Matthews, author; Jeremy Bobb, Narrator

Red Sparrow shines a light on the methods used by the American Intelligence Services and the Russian Intelligence Services. Nathan Nash and Dominika Egorova are agents working for their government’s intelligence services in the interest of national security. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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Need to know, Karen Cleveland, author; Mia Barron, narrator

This book was so highly recommended to me by a friend that I decided to listen to it while on a long drive from New England to Florida. It was a huge disappointment. Written by a former CIA agent, it … Continue reading

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The House of Spies, Daniel Silva, author; George Guidall, narrator

Daniel Silva writes great spy novels filled with suspense and tension. He creates excitement with ease, and this book is no exception. At times, though, it is too wordy. In addition, there are an awful lot of characters to keep track of, and some … Continue reading

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The Daisy Children, Sofia Grant, author

I don’t usually read chick lit, which is how I would describe this book. However, I received this book from librarything in exchange for a review, so I read it until the end. For lovers of that genre, this will … Continue reading

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The Girl with Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee, David John, authors, Josie Dunn, narrator

Hyeonseo Lee had not meant to escape from North Korea or her family. Although it was dangerous, she had only wanted to secretly cross the river into China to visit with some relatives before her 18th birthday. She had planned … Continue reading

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There Your Heart Lies, Mary Gordon, author; Angela Brazil, narrator

I realize that I am not as happy with this book as many readers, but I found the book to be very melodramatic and way too political in its approach toward religion. The overarching theme seemed to be to present … Continue reading

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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 Lewis, who was thought to be the oldest slave brought over on the ship named … Continue reading

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