Category Archives: Fiction

Cilka’s Journey, The Tattooist of Auschwitz #2, Heather Morris, author, Louise Brealey, narrator

Cilka and her sister Magda went to work for the Germans when she was 16 years old. It was not a choice, it was a command. They were both sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Magda did not survive, but Cilka was chosen … Continue reading

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The Night Fire, Michael Connelly, author; Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin, narrators

Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch have teamed up once again. In this series, because the main character is really Renee, a female, the narrative seems to have gotten a little trite. The dialog is sometimes too conversational about meaningless things. … Continue reading

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames, author; Lisa Flanagan, narrator

I did not finish this book. It is rare for me to give up on a book, however, when I began dreading the return to it, I decided it was time. After almost half, I gave up. Although the narrator … Continue reading

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Celestial Bodies, Jokha Alharthi (Author), Marilyn Booth – translator(Author), Laurence Bouvard (Narrator),

In a world that is dominated by the needs of men, a world where women are totally subservient and duty bound to serve them, what will happen when modernity interferes with that way of life? This book examines the changes … Continue reading

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The Tenth Muse, Catherine Chung, author; Cassanda Campbell, narrator

This book is a fairly good representation of the books today that are being presented as literature when really they are treatises on liberal policies. Authors are chosen because of diversity and books are chosen for the progressive issues they … Continue reading

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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood, author; Derek Jacobi, Mae Whitman, Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tantoo Cardinal, and Margaret Atwood, narrators

This sequel to The Handmaiden’s Tale fell short of my expectations. Of course, in the three and a half decades since the first installment was published, my perspective on literature may have changed as a result of experience, but the … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Girl, Rene Denfeld, author; Alyssa Bresnahan, narrator

Two children, who were living in an orphanage in a farm town in Oregon, suddenly went missing and were never found. The Child Finder, Naomi Cottle, was one of those children. When she escaped, at age 9, she had left … Continue reading

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