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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: 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 : 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 Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey

Title : The Girl With All The Gifts Author : M. R. Carey Narrators : Finty Williams Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 4 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Melanie is a 10 year old girl. She is considered special. That is why she, and others […]

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Audiobook Review : The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Title : The Girl on the Train Author : Paula Hawkins Narrators : Clara Corbett, India Fisher, Louise Brealey Genre : Mystery Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 10 hours 59 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 This book is based on an intriguing premise – woman on passing train sees something […]

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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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The Best Books of 2014

This has been the year of the audio-book for me, but more on that later. I did actually read some books, and here are my Top 4 out of all them. #1. The Martian by Andy Weir This was without doubt the Best Book of 2014, and I knew it as I was reading it. It […]

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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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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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