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Audiobook Review : A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman

Title : A Man Called Ove Author : Frederik Backman Narrators : George Newbern Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Dreamscape Media Listening Length : 9 hours 9 minutes Rating : 4/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Ove (pronounced Oova) Lindahl is a 59 year old Swedish widower who has recently been laid off from work. He […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #45

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Audiobook Review : Love May Fail by Matthew Quick

Title : Love May Fail Author : Matthew Quick Narrators : Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, Timothy Fannon, Tonya Campos Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Harper Audio Listening Length : 12 hours 5 minutes Rating : 4/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Portia Kane is fed up with her false life. She leaves her wealthy, […]

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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

This is not going to read like a review because it is not one. Because I could not finish this book. However I feel compelled to tell you why I had to give up on it more than half way in. And before that I must submit to a little ranting. About how I’m having […]

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Audiobook Review : The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Title : The Big Sleep Author : Raymond Chandler Narrator : Elliott Gould Genre : Mystery Publisher : Phoenix Books Listening Length : 6 hours 11 minutes Rating : 3/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 I’m not a big Raymond Chandler fan, but everytime I listen to a not-so-good book, I strive to try something new. […]

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Audiobook Review : The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

Title : The Double Bind Author : Chris Bohjalian Narrator : Susan Denaker Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Books On Tape Listening Length : 11 hours 27 minutes Rating : 2/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 You win some, you lose some. This is one of the latter. After Laline Paull’s The Bees which had been […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #43

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Audiobook Review : The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Title : The Remains of The Day Author : Kazuo Ishiguro Narrator : Simon Prebble Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Tantor Audio Listening Length : 8 hours 13 minutes Rating : 5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 This is one of those books that you come across every once in a while, harried and unsatisfied by […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #42

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Wordless Wednesdays #41

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