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Audiobook Review : The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Title : The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Author : Rachel Joyce Narrators : Jim Broadbent Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 57 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Harold Fry is an ordinary man living out his retirement in Knightsbridge. One day he receives a letter […]

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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 : 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 : Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Title : Sycamore Row Author : John Grisham Narrator : Michael Beck Genre : Contemporary (Legal thriller) Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 20 hours 50 minutes Source : Library Rating : 3.5/5 This book has lawyer Jake Brigance unwittingly caught up in a legal wrangle involving a dead wealthy man and his […]

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Audiobook Review : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Title : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Author : Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 9 hrs 39 min Source : Library Rating : 3.5/5 Juliet Ashton, a young author, […]

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Book Review : Then and Always by Dani Atkins

Title : Then and Always Author : Dani Atkins Genre : Romance Publisher : Ballantine Books Pages: 320 Publish Date : 20th May, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 Rachel Wiltshire is living a sad life after a disastrous accident. No, she is fine (save for a scar) but saving her […]

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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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Book Review : The Martian by Andy Weir

Title : The Martian Author : Andy Weir Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Crown (Random House) Pages: 385 Publish Date : February 11th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 5/5 From the book blurb : Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface […]

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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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My Top 5 Books of 2013

I resolved to read at least 30 books in 2013, and I’ve read (or listened to) 39! Yay, Well Done Me, etc. etc. You have probably read my reviews on all of them here, on Goodreads and on my Facebook page . In no particular order then, here are my Top 5 Reads from among […]

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