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Audiobook Review : The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Title : The Remains of The Day Author : Kazuo Ishiguro Narrator : Simon Prebble Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Tantor Audio Listening Length : 8 hours 13 minutes Rating : 5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 This is one of those books that you come across every once in a while, harried and unsatisfied by […]

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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 : The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Title : The Chaperone Author : Laura Moriarty Narrator : Elizabeth McGovern Genre : Historical Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 18 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 I must confess that this book caught my attention because I thought the author was Liane Moriarty. I realized my mistake soon enough but by then […]

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Audiobook Review : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Title : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Author : Helen Simonson Narrator : Peter Altschuler Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 8 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 I came upon this very interesting audiobook on my library’s website. I thought it interesting because this is a romance, a mature romance […]

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Audiobook Review : Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Title : Cold Sassy Tree Author : Olive Ann Burns Narrator : Tom Parker Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length: 12 hours and 54 minutes Source : Library Rating : 5/5 This novel is situated in the fictional town of Cold Sassy, Georgia. It is told from the view-point of 14 year old Willis Tweedy. […]

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Book Author Event : 5 great authors and their books!

I had the pleasure of attending a Book Event on June 30th, a Sunday afternoon where we got to hear from four different female authors. There was Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni with her recent book “The Oleander Girl”, Saborna Roychowdhury with her book “The Distance” which is soon to have it’s US release, Sweta Srivastava Vikram […]

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Audiobook Review : Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility (by Jane Austen)

Although my foray into audio-books started as an attempt to make my walks more interesting and to tempt me to go walking even, I have to say that I am hooked. And for that I credit the narrators. I’ve been lucky enough to listen to three of the best, Frederick Davidson in my first book, […]

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Best Books of 2012

I read a bunch of books in 2012, but here are three of the best: – Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker : You’d think that sci-fi and coming-of-age genres wouldn’t mix very well, but they do. The book is based on a scientific phenomena – the shifting of the earth’s rotation – a […]

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Audiobook Review : The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Rating : 4/5 Narrator : Frederick Davidson Length : 6 hours 5 minutes (Image on left indicative of audiobook – it is not the same audiobook though) I’m a big fan of P.G.Wodehouse but his books, at least in print, are generally not in the local library. What with this new-fangled technology and all I’ve […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #5

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