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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 : 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 : Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Title : Three Wishes Author : Liane Moriarty Narrator : Heather Wilds Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Tantor Audio Listening Length : 11 hours 31 minutes Rating : 2/5 From the Goodreads blurb: Australian triplets Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle are about to turn thirty-three and one is pregnant, one has just had her life […]

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Audiobook Review : The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Title : The Woman Upstairs Author : Claire Messud Narrator : Cassandra Campbell Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 11 hours Rating : 3/5 The book blurb seemed to indicate that “The Woman Upstairs” would be about a lonely spinster and her life as influenced by one charismatic family. Well, […]

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Best Audiobooks of 2014

As I said earlier, this was the year of the audiobook for me. I got started in 2013, and really got going in 2014. I have to thank the local library for all this, because that’s where I get all my audiobooks for now. It is extremely convenient, and great for when you want to […]

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Audiobook Review : Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Title : Landline Author : Rainbow Rowell Narrator : Rebecca Lowman Genre : Romance Publisher : Macmillan Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 3 minutes Rating : 4/5 I’d only ever heard of Rowell by way of her YA book “Eleanor & Park”, and I’m not very enthused about YA literature in general. But after […]

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Book Review : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Title : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Author : Bernie Su, Kate Rorick Genre : Romance Publisher : Touchstone Pages: 400 Publish Date : June 24, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 I am a certified fan of Pride and Prejudice. I have read the book too many times to […]

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Book Review : Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth

Title : Flying Shoes Author : Lisa Howorth Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Bloomsbury Pages: 336 Publish Date : June 17, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 Mary Byrd Thornton has received an unsettling phone call from a reporter seeking details about her little brother’s unsolved murder. The police are apparently […]

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Audiobook Review : The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Title : The Goldfinch Author : Donna Tartt Genre : Contemporary Narrators : David Pittu Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 32 hours 24 minutes Source : Library Rating : 4/5 The Goldfinch in print is 775 pages long. In audiobook form this comes in at a whopping 32 hours! The longest audiobook I’ve […]

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Audiobook Review : Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper

Title : Everything Changes Author : Jonathan Tropper Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Scott Brick Publisher : Books on Tape Listening Length : 10 hrs 8 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Everything Changes is told in the first person by our hero, Zachary King, a young executive in a supply chain company. Zach […]

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