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Audiobook Review : The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey

Title : The Girl With All The Gifts Author : M. R. Carey Narrators : Finty Williams Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 4 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Melanie is a 10 year old girl. She is considered special. That is why she, and others […]

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Best Audiobooks of 2014

As I said earlier, this was the year of the audiobook for me. I got started in 2013, and really got going in 2014. I have to thank the local library for all this, because that’s where I get all my audiobooks for now. It is extremely convenient, and great for when you want to […]

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The Best Books of 2014

This has been the year of the audio-book for me, but more on that later. I did actually read some books, and here are my Top 4 out of all them. #1. The Martian by Andy Weir This was without doubt the Best Book of 2014, and I knew it as I was reading it. It […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #36

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Audiobook Review : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Title : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Author : Helen Simonson Narrator : Peter Altschuler Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 8 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 I came upon this very interesting audiobook on my library’s website. I thought it interesting because this is a romance, a mature romance […]

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Audiobook Review : Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Title : Landline Author : Rainbow Rowell Narrator : Rebecca Lowman Genre : Romance Publisher : Macmillan Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 3 minutes Rating : 4/5 I’d only ever heard of Rowell by way of her YA book “Eleanor & Park”, and I’m not very enthused about YA literature in general. But after […]

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Audiobook Review : Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Title : Sycamore Row Author : John Grisham Narrator : Michael Beck Genre : Contemporary (Legal thriller) Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 20 hours 50 minutes Source : Library Rating : 3.5/5 This book has lawyer Jake Brigance unwittingly caught up in a legal wrangle involving a dead wealthy man and his […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #35

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Book Review : Trouble Has a New Name

Title : Trouble Has a New Name Author : Adite Banerjie Genre : Romance Publisher : Harlequin Pages: 192 Publish Date : July 15th, 2014 Source : Author Rating : 3/5 This is author Banerjie’s second romance novel after “The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal”. And in this novel, she has model Rayna Dutt meet arrogant […]

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Audiobooks that failed me (and other sad stories)

Yes, this is that kind of a tale, so you might grab a box of tissues before you sit down to read this. This blog post is a story – a story of how “mainstream reviewers” can fail you and of how the most raved about book might not be for you. Yup – boohoo […]

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