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Book Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Title : Big Little Lies Author : Liane Moriarty Pages : 512 Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Berkley Rating : 4/5 Big Little Lies is about Jane, Madeline and Celeste and their lives. All three have children going to Pirriwee Public School, and that is how they meet and become friends. Each of them has […]

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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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Audiobook Review : 11.22.63 by Stephen King

Title : 11.22.63 Author : Stephen King Narrators : Craig Wasson Genre : Sci-fi, Time-travel Publisher : Simon & Schuster Audio Listening Length : 30 hours 44 minutes Rating : 4/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 I picked up this book because this was described as a time travel story (am a sucker for time-travel tales), which it […]

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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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