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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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Book Review : Lock In by John Scalzi

Title : Lock In Author : John Scalzi Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Tor Pages: 336 Publish Date : August 26, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Amazingly, I lover-of-all-that-is-hard-science-fiction hadn’t read John Scalzi before. I corrected that by reading “Lock In” who’s protagonist is a disease-inflicted human living his life […]

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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 : Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper

Title : Everything Changes Author : Jonathan Tropper Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Scott Brick Publisher : Books on Tape Listening Length : 10 hrs 8 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Everything Changes is told in the first person by our hero, Zachary King, a young executive in a supply chain company. Zach […]

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Audiobook Review : The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein

Title : The Door Into Summer Author : Robert Heinlein Genre : Sci-fi Narrators : Patrick Lawlor Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 6 hrs 47 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Whenever I come across a tiresome book, a book I abandon midway, or stop listening to because the narrator’s voice grates, […]

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Audiobook Review : Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

Title : Invasion of the Body Snatchers Author : Jack Finney Genre : Sci-fi Narrators : Kristoffer Tabori Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 6 hrs 39 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 I’ve been a fan of Jack Finney’s since reading his time-travel tale “Time and Again”. “The Invasion of the body […]

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Book Review : Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Title : Invisible City (Rebekah Roberts Novels) Author : Julia Dahl Genre : Mystery Publisher : Minotaur Books Pages: 304 Publish Date : May 6th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 Rebekah Roberts is a journalist, a stringer to be precise. She has been working for the Tribune for a while, […]

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Book Review : Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach

Title : Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) Author : Rachel Aaron/Bach Genre : Sci-Fi Publisher : Orbit Books Publish Date : February 25th 2014 Pages : 384 Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Bach continues her story from where she left off in the 1st book of the trilogy, Fortune’s Pawn. Devi has now almost […]

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Book Review : Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

Title : Dark Eden Author : Chris Beckett Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Broadway Books (Crown Publishing) Pages: 448 Publish Date : April 1st, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Dark Eden reminded me of Shaman. But while Shaman was of evolution on earth, Dark Eden is about the evolution of […]

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Book Review : A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

Title : A Circle of Wives Author : Alice LaPlante Genre : Mystery Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press (Grove Atlantic) Pages: 325 Publish Date : March 4th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 That title had me going. Circle here is a collective noun, so that should pique your interest. The […]

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