Posts Categorized: Audiobook Challenge

Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd

May 20, 2016 2016, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, I love Libraries, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd Series: Kurland St. Mary Mystery series #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: Kurland St. Mary in rural England, 1817 Published by Kensington, 2015 Library book 281 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: As wedding bells chime in Kurland St. Mary, a motley group of visitors descends on the village—and with a murderer on the prowl, some of them may not be returning home… Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin’s wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy’s composure, and a meddling widow who has designs… Read more »

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February reading challenge updates

February reading challenge updates

February 29, 2016 2016, Audiobook Challenge, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, I love Libraries, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge, TBR Pile 0

February updates When I look at these stats I come to several conclusions…lol. You can see the specific books read and reviewed (or not read) in each category if you check out my “Reading Challenges” Pages. I’m reading more mysteries than fantasies or science fiction so far this year. I’ve read and reviewed quite a few NetGalley books–and thus new releases–so far this year (so I haven’t read any TBR books yet). I’ve read books in several categories, but just haven’t reviewed the books yet. That should change in March. Audiobook Challenge Audiobooks read and reviewed: 0 Challenge Goal: 20 -30 audiobooks I’m listening (or rather not listening) to an… 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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2015 reading challenges–How’d I do?

2015 reading challenges–How’d I do?

January 21, 2016 2015, 2016, Audiobook Challenge, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, TBR Pile 2

2015 Reading Challenges I only completed 3 of the 8 challenges for 2015. However, I was 85% or better on 3 more of the challenges so I feel pretty good about that. I’m doing challenges again for 2016–some of the same challenges as the ones below and some new ones. I have fun trying to complete the challenges! Audiobook Challenge — 85% Goal–20-30 audiobooks How many I listened to –17 audiobooks Books reviewed by the end of 2015– 16 books We traveled a lot in 2015 and when I travel I don’t listen to books as much. I’ve signed up for this challenge again. Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge —… 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 Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

November 9, 2015 2015, A, Audiobook Challenge, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Sci-Fi Month 11

The Martian by Andy Weir Narrated by R.C. Bray Series: None Genre: Science Fiction Setting: Mars, Space between Earth and Mars & Earth Published by Crown, 2014 Audible book, purchased 314 pages 10 hours, 53 minutes Grade: A Narrator grade: A Synopsis: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his… 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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