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Audiobook Review : The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Title : The Mountain Between Us Author : Charles Martin Narrators : George Newbern Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 58 minutes Rating : 1/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Two strangers, Dr. Ed Payne and Ashley Knox, stranded at Salt Lake City airport amid bad weather decide to charter […]

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Audiobook Review : Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Title : Underground Railroad Author : Colson Whitehead Narrators : Bahni Turpin Genre : Historical Publisher : RandomHouse Listening Length : 10 hours 44 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 This book imagines the underground railroad, to be an actual railroad, instead of what it actually was – a network of secret escape […]

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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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