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Audiobook Review : The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Title : The Mountain Between Us Author : Charles Martin Narrators : George Newbern Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 58 minutes Rating : 1/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Two strangers, Dr. Ed Payne and Ashley Knox, stranded at Salt Lake City airport amid bad weather decide to charter […]

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Audiobook Review : Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Title : Commonwealth Author : Ann Patchett Narrators : Hope Davis Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 10 hours 33 minutes Rating : 4/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 Deputy District Attorney Bert Cousins gate-crashes Franny Keating’s christening party in Torrance, California,, with an inappropriate gift – a bottle of gin. Also, […]

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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 : Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Title : Underground Railroad Author : Colson Whitehead Narrators : Bahni Turpin Genre : Historical Publisher : RandomHouse Listening Length : 10 hours 44 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 This book imagines the underground railroad, to be an actual railroad, instead of what it actually was – a network of secret escape […]

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Audiobook Review : Still life by Louise Penny

Title : Still Life Series : Inspector Gamache (Book 1) Author : Louise Penny Narrators : Ralph Cosham Genre : Mystery Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 37 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 In the small village of Three Pines, Montreal, a woman has been found dead, shot by […]

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Audiobook Review : The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Title : The Couple Next Door Author : Shari Lapena Narrators : Kirsten Potter Genre : Mystery Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 8 hours 40 minutes Rating : 3.3/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Babysitter having bailed last minute, Anne and Marco leave baby daughter Cora at home alone while stepping out for dinner […]

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Audiobook Review : The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Title : The Breadwinner Author : Deborah Ellis Narrators : Rita Wolf Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Listening Library Listening Length : 2 hours 59 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Parvana lives with her parents and siblings in Taliban-ruled Kabul. Parvana’s learned father ekes out a living as a reader-writer in their […]

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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: How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

Title : How to be a woman Author : Caitlin Moran Narrators : Caitlin Moran Genre : Feminist Publisher : HarperAudio Listening Length : 8 hours 45 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 Caitlin Moran talks of many “female” topics in this book : sexism, kids, relationships, expectations, feminism etc. Chapter by chapter […]

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