Category Archives: Books for Adults

The Guest Book, Sarah Blake, author; Orlagh Cassidy, narrator.

This is a lengthy book which attempts to tackle some very serious historic societal problems. Using a healthy number of characters and a time line that travels back and forth over several decades, the author highlights the way people lived … Continue reading

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The Reckoning, John Grisham, author, Michael Beck, narrator

Read very well by a narrator who interpreted each character individually, with perfect tone and emotion so that each one was delineated and unique when they were presented, this is one of Grisham’s better novels. Happily, it does not feel … Continue reading

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The Paris Diversion, Chris Pavone, author’ Mozhan Marno, narrator

There are so many tangents and characters introduced into this narrative, like a suicide bomber, his driver, terrorism, clandestine spying, a CIA agent, corruption, economic  investors, stock manipulation, CEO’s, big business, VIP’s, an engineered financial debacle, and more, that the … Continue reading

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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton, author; James Cameron Stewart, narrator

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton, author; James Cameron Stewart, narrator This is one of the most cleverly written, imaginative stories that I have ever read. I had difficulty keeping up with the number of characters and … Continue reading

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Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin, author

When the book begins, a woman named Lily is speaking about Blanche Auzello and is mourning her death. Blanche was loved by this woman, Lily, and she refers to her with deep respect. What follows after is a description of … Continue reading

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The Last Year of the War, Susan Meissner, author; Kimberly Farr, narrator

Two young teenage girls meet in an internment camp called Crystal City, in Texas, after the United States enters World War II. Although they are residents there, with their needs provided for, they are really prisoners. One, Elise Sontag (now … Continue reading

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Warburg in Rome, James Carroll, author; David Doersch, narrator

This book captured my attention and held it from the beginning to the end, however, there were times when rather than being historical fiction, it felt like it verged on becoming a romance novel. There were sexual escapades and innuendo … Continue reading

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