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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 : 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 : 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 Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Title : The Big Sleep Author : Raymond Chandler Narrator : Elliott Gould Genre : Mystery Publisher : Phoenix Books Listening Length : 6 hours 11 minutes Rating : 3/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 I’m not a big Raymond Chandler fan, but everytime I listen to a not-so-good book, I strive to try something new. […]

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Book Review : Lock In by John Scalzi

Title : Lock In Author : John Scalzi Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Tor Pages: 336 Publish Date : August 26, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Amazingly, I lover-of-all-that-is-hard-science-fiction hadn’t read John Scalzi before. I corrected that by reading “Lock In” who’s protagonist is a disease-inflicted human living his life […]

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Book Review : Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Title : Invisible City (Rebekah Roberts Novels) Author : Julia Dahl Genre : Mystery Publisher : Minotaur Books Pages: 304 Publish Date : May 6th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 Rebekah Roberts is a journalist, a stringer to be precise. She has been working for the Tribune for a while, […]

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Book Review : A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

Title : A Circle of Wives Author : Alice LaPlante Genre : Mystery Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press (Grove Atlantic) Pages: 325 Publish Date : March 4th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 That title had me going. Circle here is a collective noun, so that should pique your interest. The […]

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Book Review : The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Title : The Weight of Blood Author : Laura McHugh Genre : Mystery Publisher : Spiegel & Grau (Random House) Pages: 320 Publish Date : March 11th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.5/5 Lucy Dane has grown up in the small rural town of Henbane, in the shadow of the Ozarks. […]

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Audiobook Review : Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title : Gone Girl Author : Gillian Flynn Genre : Mystery Narrators : Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 19 hrs 11 min Source : Library Rating : 5/5 Nick Dunne and Amy Elliot Dunne have been married five years, when on the day of their anniversary, Amy […]

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