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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 Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Title : The Woman in Cabin 10 Author : Ruth Ware Narrators : Imogen Church Genre : Mystery Publisher : Simon & Schuster Audio Listening Length : 11 hours 8 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Laura Blacklock is our no-so-intrepid journalist. When she’s burgled one night, and injured, it does nothing to […]

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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 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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Audiobook Review : The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

Title : The Double Bind Author : Chris Bohjalian Narrator : Susan Denaker Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Books On Tape Listening Length : 11 hours 27 minutes Rating : 2/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 You win some, you lose some. This is one of the latter. After Laline Paull’s The Bees which had been […]

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Audiobook Review : Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Title : Night Film Author : Marisha Pessl Narrator : Jake Weber Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 23 hours 9 minutes Rating : 3/5 I’d read many wonderful reviews of this book and was attracted by the “mystery/psychological thriller” bit. Unfortunately, what I’d missed, was that this novel was […]

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Audiobook Review : The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Title : The Paying Guests Author : Sarah Waters Narrator : Juliet Stevenson Genre : Historical Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 21 hours 28 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 It is the 1920s and Frances Wray and her mother live in genteel poverty in their South London home. Their financial situation has forced them […]

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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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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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