Category Archives: Fiction

The Midnight Line, Lee Child, author; Dick Hill, narrator

The book is read well, but is often unsettling because the narrator’s voice has a tremor. Also, although he enunciates and expresses the narrative very well, he fails to adequately delineate between the characters so it is often difficult to … Continue reading

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In The Midst of Winter, Isabel Allende, Author; Dennis Boutsikaris, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Alma Cuervo, Narrators

Over a period of almost five decades, working backwards into the past, the author follows and reveals the lives of three unhappy and lonely individuals. Each had traumatic experiences in their lives, and each carried the scars of those events. … Continue reading

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The Rooster Bar, John Grisham, author; Ari Fliakos, narrator

There are four very close friends, Gordie, Todd, Mark and Zola, who are disillusioned after attending a poorly rated law school. When Gordie commits suicide, the other three are at loose ends. Although they are about to graduate from this … Continue reading

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The Best Kind of People, Zoe Whittal

The book opens with a scene that has become all too familiar. A man, with a crazed look and mad thoughts dancing around in his head, enters a school and appears to be aiming at Sadie, a seven year old … Continue reading

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Column of Fire: Ken Follett, author; John Lee, narrator

This long and well researched novel about the history of the royal families in Europe during the latter half of the 16th century completes Follett’s Kingsbridge trilogy. This book covers half a century from the middle of the 1560’s to … Continue reading

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Glass Houses, Louise Penny, author; Robert Bathurst, narrator.

When the book opens, Armand Gamache, the man who is in charge of the Sûreté du Quebec, is giving testimony at a murder trial. He begins to explain about the suspicious “thing” that was dressed in a hooded black robe … Continue reading

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The Cuban Affair, Nelson DeMille, author; Scott Brick, narrator

Daniel Mac Cormick, in his mid thirties, owns the fishing boat, The Maine. He is a macho guy, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. His older First Mate, Jack Colby, not as polished as Mac, was a veteran of the … Continue reading

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