Monthly Archives: January 2016

Avenue of Mysteries

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving 2015 / 480 pages read by Armando Duran  20h 50m rating: 7.5 /  general fiction – humorous I started listening to the sample and it sounded so good – wonderful – two kids in … Continue reading

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The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 2016 / 498 pages  (ARC – Kindle) rating: 9.25  /  historical fiction (With thanks to Random House via Netgalley for the advance reader copy!) Good read – quite enjoyable but a warning – although … Continue reading

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The Fear Artist

The Fear Artist by Timothy Hallinan 2012/ 342 pages read by Victor Bovine – 12h 2m rating:   A / crime Poke Rafferty – a travel writer living in Bangkok with his Thai wife, Rose,  and their adopted daughter, Miao. … Continue reading

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Tell No Lies

Tell No Lies by Greg Hurwitz 2013/ 382 pages read by Scot Brick  12h 39m rating:   B+  /  crime thriller I finally got around to this book which has been on my wish list for eons –  I guess because … Continue reading

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Safe House

Safe House by Chris Ewan (Brit) 2011 / 448 pages read by Simon Vance  10h 53m rating B+  / crime The story starts out with a bang and Rob Hale,  our 1st person protagonist,  finds himself in the hospital following … Continue reading

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Falling in Love

Falling in Love by  Donna Leon 2015 /  256 pages read by David Colacci 8h 23m Commissario Guido Brunetti series #24 rating:   C+  / crime – I think this is my first Guido Brunetti books and I enjoyed the first … Continue reading

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Gate of Angels

Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald 1990 / 178 pages rating – 9 (2nd reading) I forgot a bunch so I had to reread – I knew what was going on and what was coming up,  so it was deeper than … Continue reading

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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker  (Swiss) 2012 (US 2014) – 656 pages read by Pierce Cravens – 17h 54m rating  9.25  / literary crime It’s a rare book which can come off as both a … Continue reading

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The Queen of Patpong

The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan 2010 / 320 pages read by Victor Bevine –  11h 50m rating –  A+  – literary crime (#4 in Poke Rafferty series) One night while Poke, Rose and Miao Rafferty are eating dinner in … Continue reading

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My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman 2013 / 385 pages read by Joan Walker – 11h 02m rating:  6  / contemp fiction – fantasy (I think) “There is no such thing as coincidence in … Continue reading

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The Short Drop

The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons 2015 /  395 pages read by James Patrick Cronin –  11h 54m rating:  A++  /   thriller crime – political/techie Ahhhh!   🙂 Ten years prior to the main story line Senator Benjamin Lombard’s daughter … Continue reading

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín 2009 / 282 pages read by KIrsten Potter 7h 37m rating – 8  / contemp fiction This is the reread of a book I first read probably in about 2010,  when the paperback  was first published.  I … Continue reading

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