Monthly Archives: December 2015

Countdown City

Countdown City by Ben H. Winters 2013 / 320 pages read by Peter Berkrot 8h 18m rating:  B / crime – futurist (#2 in The Last Policeman series) “Boomsday” is about 4 1/2 months closer than it was in The … Continue reading

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The Righteous Mind:

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 2014 / 528 pages read by  Jonathan Haidt – 11h rating 9  / nonfiction – psychology / ethics Good book – it’s going to have to … Continue reading

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The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman by Ben Winters 2012 /336 pages read by Peter Berkrot 8h 20m rating:  B+  / futurist crime Interesting book – it takes place in the current times,  but the world has just been informed it has about 9 month … Continue reading

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Notorious RBG:

Notorious RBG:  The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik 2015 / 240 pages read by Andi Arndt / 5h 9m rating:  9 This is a splendid biography of a heroine – but it’s hard … Continue reading

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Men Explain Things To Me

Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit 2014/ 130 pages read by Luci Christian Bell  2h 48m rating – 8 / nonfiction – feminist essays I haven’t read anything by Solit for many years and then I wasn’t too thrilled … Continue reading

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Elizabeth is Missing

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey 2014 /  320 pages read by Davina Porter 11h 9m rating A /  literary crime A very interesting tale in which our first person protagonist,  Maud, an 82-year old woman who lives alone with … Continue reading

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The Dead Key

The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley 2014 / 470 pages read by Emily Sutton-Smith 13h 42m rating  B  / crime-suspense (debut novel) I really didn’t know what I was getting into with this one but I think someone in a … Continue reading

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Diamond Solitaire

Diamond Solitaire by Peter Lovesey 1992 / 327 pages read by Simon Prebble 10h 47m Rating:   B+  / crime – police procedural Peter Diamond, working as a security guard after retirement from the police department,  finds a young Japanese girl … Continue reading

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The Skeptic’s Guide to American History

The Skeptic’s Guide to American History by Great Courses / Professor Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D. A lecture given by Professor Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D. 2012 / 12h 01m Rating: 8.5 This was my third Great Courses lecture – the final one on my … Continue reading

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Justice Redeemed

Justice Redeemed by Scott Pratt 2015/ 314 pages read by Nick Podehl rating:  A+ / crime / legal thriller Well I needed this –  a good fast-paced crime novel in legal thriller mode (my favorite).  And this one is so … Continue reading

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House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke 2015 / 448 pages read by Will Patton rating 6 / historical fiction This may be the most “Arthurian” of all Burke’s works and I’m  disappointed.  It’s also  one of the grittiest … Continue reading

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Breathing Water

Breathing Water by Timothy Hallinan 2009 / 368 pages read by Victor Bevine 11h 43m Rating: A I’ve been so meaning to get back to Poke Rafferty in Bangkok,  but 1. these are a bit grittier than most of my … Continue reading

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