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Audiobook Review : The Bridges of Madison County by Robert Waller

Title : The Bridges of Madison county Author : Robert Waller Narrators : Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale Genre : Romance Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 3 hours 50 minutes Rating : 2.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Francesca Jones is a housewife living in Madison County, Iowa. She meets Robert Kincaid, a freelance photographer […]

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Audiobook Review : The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Title : The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Author : Rachel Joyce Narrators : Jim Broadbent Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 57 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Harold Fry is an ordinary man living out his retirement in Knightsbridge. One day he receives a letter […]

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Audiobook Review : Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Title : Unbecoming Author : Rebecca Scherm Narrators : Catherine Taber Genre : Mystery/Thriller Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 30 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Unbecoming is an unusual coming-of-age novel. It is told from the point of view of the main protagonist, young, amenable, sharp-witted Grace, who’s […]

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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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Audiobook Review : The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Title : The Good Girl Author : Mary Kubica Narrators : Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, Andi Arndt Genre : Thriller Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 10 hours 38 minutes Rating : 1/5 Narrator Rating : 2/5 Mia Dennett is the daughter of influential Judge James Dennett. When she is kidnapped, the […]

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Audiobook Review : The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Title : The Girl on the Train Author : Paula Hawkins Narrators : Clara Corbett, India Fisher, Louise Brealey Genre : Mystery Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 10 hours 59 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 This book is based on an intriguing premise – woman on passing train sees something […]

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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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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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Audiobook Review : The Bees by Laline Paull

Title : The Bees Author : Laline Paull Narrator : Orlagh Cassidy Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Harper Audio Listening Length : 10 hours 15 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 This book was on my to-read list for many, many weeks before I actually checked it out at my local library. I […]

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