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Book Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Title : Big Little Lies Author : Liane Moriarty Pages : 512 Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Berkley Rating : 4/5 Big Little Lies is about Jane, Madeline and Celeste and their lives. All three have children going to Pirriwee Public School, and that is how they meet and become friends. Each of them has […]

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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 : Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Title : Three Wishes Author : Liane Moriarty Narrator : Heather Wilds Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Tantor Audio Listening Length : 11 hours 31 minutes Rating : 2/5 From the Goodreads blurb: Australian triplets Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle are about to turn thirty-three and one is pregnant, one has just had her life […]

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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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Audiobook Review : The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Title : The Woman Upstairs Author : Claire Messud Narrator : Cassandra Campbell Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 11 hours Rating : 3/5 The book blurb seemed to indicate that “The Woman Upstairs” would be about a lonely spinster and her life as influenced by one charismatic family. Well, […]

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Best Audiobooks of 2014

As I said earlier, this was the year of the audiobook for me. I got started in 2013, and really got going in 2014. I have to thank the local library for all this, because that’s where I get all my audiobooks for now. It is extremely convenient, and great for when you want to […]

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Audiobook Review : The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Title : The Chaperone Author : Laura Moriarty Narrator : Elizabeth McGovern Genre : Historical Publisher : Blackstone Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 18 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 I must confess that this book caught my attention because I thought the author was Liane Moriarty. I realized my mistake soon enough but by then […]

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Audiobook Review : Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Title : Landline Author : Rainbow Rowell Narrator : Rebecca Lowman Genre : Romance Publisher : Macmillan Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 3 minutes Rating : 4/5 I’d only ever heard of Rowell by way of her YA book “Eleanor & Park”, and I’m not very enthused about YA literature in general. But after […]

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