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Audiobook Review : Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Title : Night Film Author : Marisha Pessl Narrator : Jake Weber Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 23 hours 9 minutes Rating : 3/5 I’d read many wonderful reviews of this book and was attracted by the “mystery/psychological thriller” bit. Unfortunately, what I’d missed, was that this novel was […]

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Audiobook Review : The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Title : The Goldfinch Author : Donna Tartt Genre : Contemporary Narrators : David Pittu Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 32 hours 24 minutes Source : Library Rating : 4/5 The Goldfinch in print is 775 pages long. In audiobook form this comes in at a whopping 32 hours! The longest audiobook I’ve […]

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Audiobook Review : The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Title : The Husband’s Secret Author : Liane Moriarty Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Caroline Lee Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 13 hours and 44 min Source : Library Rating : 4.5/5 This is a story of three women. Cecilia Fitzpatrick is the Tupperware queen, managing her wholesome family and her flourishing business […]

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Audiobook Review : Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title : Where’s You Go Bernadette Author : Maria Semple Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Kathleen Wilhoite Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 9 hrs 39 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Where’d You Go Bernadette (WYGB here onwards) is an epistolary novel – i.e.; instead of following the regular narrative structure, it […]

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Audiobook Review : Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title : Gone Girl Author : Gillian Flynn Genre : Mystery Narrators : Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 19 hrs 11 min Source : Library Rating : 5/5 Nick Dunne and Amy Elliot Dunne have been married five years, when on the day of their anniversary, Amy […]

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My Top 5 Books of 2013

I resolved to read at least 30 books in 2013, and I’ve read (or listened to) 39! Yay, Well Done Me, etc. etc. You have probably read my reviews on all of them here, on Goodreads and on my Facebook page . In no particular order then, here are my Top 5 Reads from among […]

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Audiobook Review : The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Title : The Audacity of Hope Author : Barack Obama Narrator : Barack Obama Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length: 6 hours and 10 minutes Source : Library Rating : 4.5/5 I do not read much non-fiction but downloaded this audiobook on the recommendation of a friend, and have to say this was well […]

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Book Review : Corpse Flower by Gloria Ferris

Title : Corpse Flower Author : Gloria Ferris Genre : Mystery Publisher : Dundurn Pages: 408 Publish Date : December 14th, 2013 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 Ex-socialite Bliss Moonbeam Cornwall was once married to attorney Mike Bains. Since then Mike has remarried and shafted Bliss out of most of the […]

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Wordless Wednesdays (it’s already Thursday? wow!) #26

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Audiobook Review : Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Title : Cold Sassy Tree Author : Olive Ann Burns Narrator : Tom Parker Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length: 12 hours and 54 minutes Source : Library Rating : 5/5 This novel is situated in the fictional town of Cold Sassy, Georgia. It is told from the view-point of 14 year old Willis Tweedy. […]

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