Posts Categorized: Audiobooks

Who done it?

Who done it?

April 14, 2017 2017, Audiobooks, B, B-, B+, book rating, mini book review, reviews 6

This year I’m trying something different with the books I read. I’m not going to do a separate review for every book I read. I need to shake-up my blog a bit and this is one way I’ve decided to do it. These are some of the mysteries I’ve read since the first of the year. Real Murders and A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris (Aurora Teagarden series #1 & 2) Audiobook, purchased, narrated by Thérèse Plummer Charlaine Harris wrote a new book–Sleep Like a Baby–in this series last fall. I had considered rereading some of the mysteries she wrote before she started writing the Sookie Stackhouse series. A… Read more »

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Review: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

Review: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

January 21, 2017 2017, Audiobooks, B, book rating, reviews 2

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson Walt Longmire #1 Audiobook, purchased Contemporary Mystery, Police Procedural Walt Longmire, sheriff of Wyoming’s Absaroka County, knows he’s got trouble when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three accomplices had been given suspended sentences for raping a Northern Cheyenne girl. Is someone seeking vengeance? Longmire faces one of the more volatile and challenging cases in his twenty-four years as sheriff and means to see that revenge, a dish that is best served cold, is never served at all. ……………… TV series. I’ve watched some of the Longmire TV series on Netflix and enjoyed it so I decided to start reading… Read more »

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The rest of the short reviews from 2015

February 12, 2016 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, B+, book rating, C+, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

I’ve finally finished all my reviews for 2015 with these last six shorts. Three of these are short stories, one is a book of short stories and the other two are novels. I have two science fiction, three fantasies and one contemporary fiction. These are very short snippets of reviews…lol. At least I have a post about them which makes me happy! “Earth and Fire” & Earth 2788 by Janet Edwards “Earth and Fire” is a prequel novella. It’s a story about Jarra when she learns to fly a plane (takes place before the trilogy Ms. Edwards wrote). I enjoyed the glimpse into Jarra’s life before the books began. Grade:… Read more »

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The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

December 4, 2015 2015, A, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley Narrated by Katherine Kellgren Series: Slains #2 Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: Scotland, Belgium, Russia Published by Sourcebooks Landmark , 2013 Audiobook, purchased 539 pages 14 hours, 37 minutes Grade: A- Narrator grade: A Synopsis: Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird—the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna into the past… Read more »

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The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

October 31, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton Narrated by Penelope Keith Series: Agatha Raisin #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (Cozy) Setting: The Cotswolds in England Published by Blackstone Audio, 2012 (originally published 1992) Audiobook, purchased 272 pages 6 hours, 26 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis:  Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her… Read more »

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Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

October 10, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross Narrated by Amanda Ronconi Series: An Auction Block Mystery #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Missouri Published by Midnight Ink, 2015 Audiobook, purchased 264 pages 7 hours, 15 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: A strange death calls on Wren to be a jewel-seeking sleuth As someone who appraises and prepares houses for auction, Wren Morgan has seen her share of fixer-uppers. But when she arrives at her newest project, Wren is unprepared to find something she can’t easily fix–a naked, dead man. Soon after her disturbing discovery, Wren meets Death Bogart, a private investigator and surety recovery agent who’s looking for the… Read more »

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Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

August 14, 2015 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Armada by Ernest Cline Narrated by Wil Wheaton Series: None Genre: Military Science Fiction Setting: Beaverton, Oregon; Nebraska; space; dark side of the moon Published by Crown Publishing, 2015 (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2015) Audiobook, Library 368 pages 11 hours, 49 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: A- Synopsis: Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with… Read more »

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Review: The Siren Depths by Martha Wells

Review: The Siren Depths by Martha Wells

August 7, 2015 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

The Siren Depths by Martha Wells Narrated by Christopher Kipiniak Series: The Books of the Raksura #3 Genre: Fantasy Published by Night Shade Books, 2012 Audiobook, purchased 277 pages 15 hours, 47 minutes Grade: A- Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature–until he was reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to Moon, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the… Read more »

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Review: Lock In by John Scalzi

Review: Lock In by John Scalzi

July 9, 2015 2015, A, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 1

Lock In by John Scalzi Narrated by Wil Wheaton Series: Lock In #1 Genre: Science Fiction/Mystery Setting: Washington, DC, 15 years in the future Published by Tor Books, 2014 (Audible Studios, 2014) Audiobook, purchased 337 pages 7 hours, 40 minutes Grade: A Narrator grade: A Synopsis: Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn’t seem like a lot. But in the United States, that’s… Read more »

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Review: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

Review: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

July 3, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm Narrated by Anna Fields Series: None Genre: Science Fiction (Distopia) Setting: Shenandoah Valley, United States Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2006 (original publication 1974) Audiobook, purchased 251 pages 7 hours, 48 minutes Grade: B Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: The spellbinding story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning. Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity, and rigorous in its science, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is widely regarded as a high point of both humanistic & hard SF, winning SF’s Hugo Award and Locus Award on its first publication. Cheers I’m surprised this book was… Read more »

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