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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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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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