Category Archives: self-select

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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Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson 2007 / 704 pages read by Edward Herrmann 21h 30m rating:  8.75 – nonfiction / biography Nice biography,  but I’ve come to expect that from Isaacson having read his books on Steve … Continue reading

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Involuntary Witness

Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio  (Italian) translated by Patrick Creagh 2002 /290 pages read by Sean Barrett 7h 30m rating:  B+ / crime –  legal thriller This is the first book in the Guido Guerrieri series – it takes place in … 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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The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones 2012 / 580 pages read by Clive Chafer/ 20h 49m rating: 9 – history of England “The prince was drunk.”   So begins Jones fast-paced, bloody  and insightful … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 2015 / 326  pages Read by  Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher / 10h 59m Rating:  A / crime (thriller) Something happened to Rachel but she can’t remember what it was – she was drunk … Continue reading

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The Hidden Child

The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg  (Sweden) 2007 (2011 in English) / 400 pages read by Simon Vance / 14h 58m rating: B- / crime (police procedural) I’ve been reading along in this series but Audible doesn’t have the 3rd book … Continue reading

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Proof

Proof by Dick Francis 1984 / 272 pages read by Simon Prebble 9h 43m rating B+  / Crime (traditional/thriller) Dick Francis is an old standby for me – I started reading his books in the 1980s, I think,  and every … 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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A Place of Execution

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid 2000 / 486 pages Read by Paddy Glynn 14h 34m rating A- / crime I’ve heard this is a classic as well as being a multiple award-winner and I can see that.  I wish … Continue reading

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