Posts Tagged: audiobook

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 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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Review: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Review: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

February 28, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov Narrated by Scott Brick Series: Robot #0.1 Genre: Science Fiction Published by Random House Audio, 2004 (originally published 1950) Audiobook, purchased 225 pages 8 hours, 20 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B+ Synopsis: The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three simple… Read more »

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Review: Jhereg by Steven Brust

Review: Jhereg by Steven Brust

September 26, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

  Jhereg by Steven Brust Narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark Series: Vlad Taltos, Book 1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Audible Studios, 2012 (originally published 1983) E-book & Audiobook, Purchased 239 pages 8 hours, 40 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B+ Synopsis: The first to be published, this is actually the fourth novel in the timeline of the VLAD TALTOS series. The books recount the adventures of the wisecracking hired killer Vlad, a human on a planet mainly inhabited by the long-lived, extremely tall sorcerers known as the Dragaerans. One of the most powerful bosses in the Jhereg–Dragaera’s premier criminal organization–hires Vlad, one of their guild members, to assassinate Mellar, who… Read more »

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Review: Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

Review: Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

July 10, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B-, B+, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi Narrated by Wil Wheaton Series: None Genre: Science Fiction Published by Tor, 2011 Audiobook, Purchased 303 pages 7 hrs., 19 min. Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B- Synopsis: Jack Holloway works alone, for reasons he doesn’t care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp’s headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporation’s headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, that’s not up for discussion. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers a seam of unimaginably valuable jewels, to which he manages to lay legal claim just as… Read more »

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Review: The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

Review: The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

July 9, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 15

  The Emperor’s Soul (novella) by Brandon Sanderson Narrated by Angela Lin Series: Set in same world as Elantris Genre: Fantasy Published by Tachyon Publications, 2012 Audible Audiobook, Purchased 175 pages Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B+ Synopsis: A heretic thief is the empire’s only hope in this fascinating tale that inhabits the same world as the popular novel, Elantris. Shai is a Forger, a foreigner who can flawlessly copy and re-create any item by rewriting its history with skillful magic. Condemned to death after trying to steal the emperor’s scepter, she is given one opportunity to save herself. Though her skill as a Forger is considered an abomination by her… Read more »

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Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

June 14, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor Narrated by Kristine Hvam Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011 E-book, Purchased Length: 12 hours, 32 minutes 418 pages Grade: B+ Narration Grade: B+ Synopsis: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou…. Read more »

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Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara

Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara

June 7, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Silence by Michelle Sagara Narrated by Alexandra Bailey Series: The Queen of the Dead, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by DAW, 2012 E-book, Purchased 289 pages (9:22 hours) Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: It began in the graveyard…  Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night.  During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was.  For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death.  But tonight was different.  Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery.  There were two others… Read more »

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