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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 Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Title : The Breadwinner Author : Deborah Ellis Narrators : Rita Wolf Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Listening Library Listening Length : 2 hours 59 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Parvana lives with her parents and siblings in Taliban-ruled Kabul. Parvana’s learned father ekes out a living as a reader-writer in their […]

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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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Poetry from Pink: Tu Chal

Recently I reviewed the Hindi film Pink on Amodini’s Movie Reviews. It features a lovely poem, in Amitabh Bachchan’s voice, as the credits roll. Here is the poem and it’s translation in English: Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal             // Go out, search for yourself Tu kis liye hataash hai   […]

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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 Bees by Laline Paull

Title : The Bees Author : Laline Paull Narrator : Orlagh Cassidy Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Harper Audio Listening Length : 10 hours 15 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 This book was on my to-read list for many, many weeks before I actually checked it out at my local library. I […]

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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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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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