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Audiobook Review : The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Title : The Woman in Cabin 10 Author : Ruth Ware Narrators : Imogen Church Genre : Mystery Publisher : Simon & Schuster Audio Listening Length : 11 hours 8 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Laura Blacklock is our no-so-intrepid journalist. When she’s burgled one night, and injured, it does nothing to […]

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Audiobook Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Title : The 5th Wave Author : Rick Yancey Narrators : Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole Genre : Sci-fi, Post-apocalyptic Publisher : Listening Library Listening Length : 12 hours 45 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 The aliens have come, and they are ridding the earth of its native population, the humans, before they […]

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Audiobook Review : Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Title : Eleanor and Park Author : Rainbow Rowell Narrators : Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra Genre : Romance Publisher : Listening Library Listening Length : 8 hours 56 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 I don’t think I’m the target audience for this book (YA, I’d assume) because this book’s tale is a […]

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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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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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