Category Archives: Fiction

The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin, author; Maggie Hoffman, narrator

When the book begins, in 1969, the Gold children decide to visit a fortune teller named Bruna Costello, a Romani gypsy who could tell those who consulted her the date of their deaths. At the time, Varya was 13, Daniel … Continue reading

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Origin, Dan Brown, author; Paul Michael, narrator

Edmond Kirsch is an atheist. However, when the book opens, he is preparing to meet with three important leaders, each representing a major religion: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. As he ascends to a magnificent, mountaintop monastery in Spain, he knows … Continue reading

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A Stranger In The House, Shari Lapena, author: Tavia Gilbert, narrator

Karen Krupp has married the man she believes is the love of her life, but she harbors a terrible secret. She has a past that she has told no one about. She has no former friends or relatives and appears … Continue reading

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The Address, Fiona Davis, author; Brittany Pressley, Saskia Maarleveld, narrators

There are two competing narratives in this novel. In both, two women are featured. Each of the main characters is separated by a century, and each has a protagonist who is also an antagonist at different times. Often like a … Continue reading

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The Music Shop, Rachel Joyce, author; Steven Hartley, narrator

Like easy listening, when referring to music, this novel could be considered easy reading. It leaves you happy and contented, not anxious and concerned. What could be better than that? The beautiful descriptions of several famous pieces of classical and … Continue reading

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Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman, author; Marin Ireland, narrator

The readers must ask themselves a question…do they believe in magic or witchcraft? Do they think either is good or evil? Their beliefs will be challenged as they read the novel. Are the characters worthy of their respect or disdain? … Continue reading

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Robert Ludlum’s (TM) The Bourne Initiative, Eric Van Lusbader, author; Holter Graham, narrator

I was terribly disappointed with this book. What I, as a reader, am led to believe is that there is an effort to bring down the world’s economy by several shady figures from Russia and Somalia. It turns out, instead, … Continue reading

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