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Book Review : The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Title : The Handmaid’s Tale Author : Margaret Atwood Genre : Dystopian sci-fi Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Rating : 4/5 Set in a not-so-distant future, The Handmaid’s Tale is a horrifying look-see into what could happen were the baser tenets of patriarchy to take over the world. In this new world, governments, as we […]

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Audiobook Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Title : A Study in Scarlet Women Series : Lady Sherlock Series (Book 1) Author : Sherry Thomas Narrators : Kate Reading Genre : Mystery Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 11 hours Rating : 4/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 This book is a twist in the Sherlock Holmes saga, as the Holmes and […]

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Audiobook Review : The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Title : The Brutal Telling Series : Inspector Gamache (Book 5) Author : Louise Penny Narrators : Ralph Cosham Genre : Mystery Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 12 minutes Rating : 1/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 A body has been found in the Three Pines Bistro and antiques shop owned by […]

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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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