Category Archives: Books for Adults

Bring Me Back, B. A. Paris, author; Cathleen McCarron, Kevin Hely, Readers

Finn McQuaid is a very successful young man, in his late twenties, when he meets Layla, an 18 year old young woman who has run away from home. It is New Year’s Eve in London, in the year 2004, when … Continue reading

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The Alice Network, Kate Quinn, author; Saskia Maarleveld, narrator

The novel tells two parallel stories. One begins in 1915, and is about a real network of agents who worked for Alice Dubois, whose real name was Louise de Bettignies. She really did run a spy network from France, for the British, during … Continue reading

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware, Author; Imogen Church, Narrator

The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware, Author; Imogen Church, Narrator A young woman named Harriet Westaway works on a pier in London, reading the Tarot cards to gullible people. She is 21 and lives alone. Three years ago, her … Continue reading

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Calypso, David Sedaris, author and narrator

As a rule, when authors read their own books, I am not a fan, however, since Sedaris presents his stories on stage regularly, he is an expert at the reading of his book. His presentation is spot on, with just … Continue reading

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Feel Free, Zadie Smith, author; Nikki Amuka-Bird, narrator

To be honest, I wanted to stop listening to this book on many occasions because, at times, it was over my head. However, the spectacular quality of the narrator’s reading voice and accent coupled with the magnificent prose of the … Continue reading

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Selection Day: A Novel Aravind Adiga (Author), Sartaj Garewal (Narrator)

Cricket and the white uniforms worn by the heroes of the game are an obsession in India. It is also believed to be the path out of poverty for young boys, like sports is in the United States, and it … Continue reading

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Song of a Captive Bird, Jasmin Darznik, author; Mozhan Marnò, narrator

When the author and her family left Iran because of the ongoing unrest, she discovered a book of poems by Forough Farrokzad, among her mother’s belongings. She became fascinated with the poetess who could not be said to have been … Continue reading

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