Category Archives: US

On Such a Full Sea X2

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee 2014/368 pages read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m rating: 9  / dystopian fiction (read and listened) I had to read this one again!  It woudn’t let go of me.  I kept … Continue reading

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Darned If You Do

Darned If You Do by Monica Ferris 2015/ 308 pages read by Susan Boyce 8h 25m rating A / crime (traditional/cozy) (Needlecraft series #18) As readers here know I have a deep fondness for a couple of rather light-weight crime series.  One … Continue reading

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On Such a Full Sea

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee 2014/368 pages read by B. D. Wong 11h 8m rating: 8  / dystopian fiction “Don’t sanctuaries become prisons, and vice versa, foremost in the mind?” asks the unnamed Narrator in Chang-rae Lee’s … Continue reading

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Savage Harvest:

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman 2014 / 323 pages read by Joe Barrett 9h 18m rating:  8 / non-fiction – travel/ true crime (I both read and … Continue reading

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The Master Butcher’s Singing Club

The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich 2003 / 416 pages read by Louise Erdrich 16h 42m rating 7,5 (but it might be better than that – ) I’ve enjoyed Erdrich’s books ever since The Beet Queen in 1986. … Continue reading

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The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 1949 / 352 pages read by Jennifer Connelly 10h 30m rating:  6 / classic At first this seemed like a really dumb story wrapped in wonderful silky language. A married American couple and their good friend  travel around … Continue reading

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Faithful Place

Faithful Place by Tara French 2010/ 449 pages read by Tim Gerard / 16h 17m rating – C- Whew!  I’m glad that’s done.  I have one more “Dublin Murder Squad” story and I’m caught up.  There have been 5 – this was … Continue reading

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Baltimore Blues

Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman 1997  / 384 pages read by Deborah Hazlett 9h 55m rating:  C- I kept listened for about half of the book then got into another book and came back to this one.  I had to re-start … Continue reading

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Moneyball:

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis 2003 / 288 pages read by Scott Brick 10h 26m rating:  8.75 / nonfiction – baseball-tech What in the world is a nice girl like me doing reading a … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Human Existence

The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson 2013 / 208 pages read by Jonathan Hogan 5h 6m rating – 8.5  / nonfiction – science philosophy (I both read and listened to this one) Read for the All-Nonfiction reading … Continue reading

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A Plague of Secrets

A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart (Dismas Hardy #13) 2009 / 512 pages read by David Caldacci  15h 33m rating – B+ / crime I’m almost caught up on the Dismas Hardy books – 3 left but two are narrated … Continue reading

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Murder She Wrote: A Question of Murder

Murder She Wrote: A Question of Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain 2006/292 pages Read by Cynthia Darlow 6h 47m Rating:  B-  / crime / cozy This was on my wish list for awhile because I loved the Murder … Continue reading

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