Category Archives: Book Reviews

An Unwanted Guest, Shari Lapena, author; Hillary Huber, narrator

This is a quick, creative mystery that holds the reader’s attention fast. Several groups of people travel to a beautiful, quiet, romantic inn to spend the weekend. One couple wants to salvage a marriage; another is looking forward to one. … Continue reading

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Past Tense, Lee Child, author; Scott Brick, narrator

Although the book pushes credulity most of the time, the author creates tension and captures the reader’s interest from the beginning. The narrator is one of the best. He uses just the right amount of expression and tone to keep … Continue reading

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Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn-Chris Formant, author

As the story moved between Baltimore and Pennsylvania, with the massing of troops and the staging of battles, the training of men and the searching for informants, it grew more and more interesting. There was a division between the colonists … Continue reading

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The Kremlin’s Candidate, Jason Matthews, author, Jeremy Bobb, narrator

There are double agents in Russia and in the United States. In both places, female characters are in the highest of positions and are passing information, betraying their homelands. Both have been compromised by a government other than their own. … Continue reading

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Red Hotel, Gary Grossman, Ed Fuller, authors

This book is a winner. The authors are particularly well suited for this book. One is a successful novelist and the other has a broad background in global affairs. They are a perfect combination for this thriller which is placed … Continue reading

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The Shape of Ruins: A Novel, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author; Sheldon Romero, narrator

After listening to almost half of the book, I finally gave up. It just never grabbed or held my attention. It never called me back to its pages, although I made several attempts to reengage with the story. From what … Continue reading

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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad, author; Amal Clooney*, foreward; Ilyana Kadushin, narrator

That something like what is described in the pages of this book could occur in a society of human beings is appalling. This is one of the most heartbreaking descriptions of brutality and violence that I have read, apart from … Continue reading

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