12/2016

These are the books I read in December 2016 – 18 books total including 8 crime/mysteries,  4 general fiction,  3 classics,  and  3 nonfiction.  There were 5 women authors but nothing translated.

CRIME/MYSTERIES
Fields Where They Lay

by Timothy Hallinan
2016 / 384 pages
read by Peter Berkrot 10h 41m
rating – A+

Write to Die 
by Charles Rosenberg
2016 / 480 pages
read by Will Damron
rating:  A- / legal thriller

Behind Closed Doors
by B.A. Paris
2016 / 353 pages
read by Georgia Maguire 8h 23m
rating A – / crime thriller

The Power of the Dog
by Don Winslow
2005/ 560 pages
read by Ray Porter – 20h 13m
rating:  A

Terms of Use 
by Scott Allen Morrison
2015/ 368 pages
read by David Colacci 12h 21m
rating:  B+

The One Man
by Andrew Gross
2016 / 432 pages
read by Edoardo Ballerini 12h 45m
rating: B+

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
by Agatha Christie
1938 / 272 pages
read by Hugh Fraser 6h 20m
rating  A++ / crime puzzler

Twelve Drummers Drumming
by C.C. Bennison
read by
rating:   C /  cozy crime
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GENERAL FICTION:
Serious Sweet

by A.L. Kennedy
2016 / 488 pages
read by Simon Mattacks 14h 34m
rating:  8  general fiction
(Booker Prize long list)

News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
2016 / 224 pages
read by Grover Gardner 5h 58m
rating –  9

Mr Sammler’s Planet
by Saul Bellow
1970 /  288  pages
read by Wolfram Kandinsky 11h 35m
rating:   8 (for the theme)   / US classic
(both read and listened) 

The Fishermen
by Chigozie Obioma – Nigeria
2015/ 296 pages
read by  Chukwudi Iwuji  9h 51m
rating 9.75 – contemp lit
(both read and listened)

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CLASSICS:
A Christmas Carol 

by Charles Dickens
1843 /  80 pages
read by Tim Curry
rating –  10

The Little Hotel
by Christina Stead
1973 /  191 pages
rating –  9

Farewell, My Lovely
by Raymond Chandler
1940 / 292 pages
read by Ray Porter / 7h 47m
rating:  A++ / classic crime

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NONFICTION:
You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and August Rodin
by Rachel Corbett
2016 / 310 pages – Kindle
rating –  8.5  / art history/biography

Captured:  A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier 
by Scott Zesch
2004 /  362 pages
read by Grover Gardner  10h 18m
rating:  7.5

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds
by Michael Lewis
2016/ 362 pages
read by Dennis Boutsikaris  10h 18m
rating:   8.75  / nonfiction / psychology

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