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Audiobook Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Title : The 5th Wave Author : Rick Yancey Narrators : Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole Genre : Sci-fi, Post-apocalyptic Publisher : Listening Library Listening Length : 12 hours 45 minutes Rating : 3.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 The aliens have come, and they are ridding the earth of its native population, the humans, before they […]

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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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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

This is not going to read like a review because it is not one. Because I could not finish this book. However I feel compelled to tell you why I had to give up on it more than half way in. And before that I must submit to a little ranting. About how I’m having […]

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Audiobook Showcase: Brandon Sanderson’s Firefight

I’m a little late to the party here, but did want to showcase the recent release of Brandon Sanderson’s audiobook. Here is a short clip from the audiobook, and below is the Goodreads blurb: From the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author of Words of Radiance coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and […]

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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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Audiobooks that failed me (and other sad stories)

Yes, this is that kind of a tale, so you might grab a box of tissues before you sit down to read this. This blog post is a story – a story of how “mainstream reviewers” can fail you and of how the most raved about book might not be for you. Yup – boohoo […]

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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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Audiobook Review : The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein

Title : The Door Into Summer Author : Robert Heinlein Genre : Sci-fi Narrators : Patrick Lawlor Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 6 hrs 47 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Whenever I come across a tiresome book, a book I abandon midway, or stop listening to because the narrator’s voice grates, […]

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Audiobook Review : Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

Title : Invasion of the Body Snatchers Author : Jack Finney Genre : Sci-fi Narrators : Kristoffer Tabori Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 6 hrs 39 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 I’ve been a fan of Jack Finney’s since reading his time-travel tale “Time and Again”. “The Invasion of the body […]

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Book Review : Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach

Title : Honor’s Knight (Paradox #2) Author : Rachel Aaron/Bach Genre : Sci-Fi Publisher : Orbit Books Publish Date : February 25th 2014 Pages : 384 Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Bach continues her story from where she left off in the 1st book of the trilogy, Fortune’s Pawn. Devi has now almost […]

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