12/2014

These are the books I read in December, 2014.  There are 5 crime/mystery novels,  8 general fiction (one twice), and 3 nonfiction for a total of 16 books with 3 women authors, several non US authors but none translated.

Crime/Mystery

Broken Harbor
by Tana French
2012 / 456 pages
read by Stephen Hogan 19h 56m
Rating:  A+ /  crime
(4th in the Dublin Murder Squad series)

The Absent One
by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Danish / translated)
2008 (2012 US) / 402 pages
Read by Stephen Pacey 14h 13m
Rating: B / crime
(2nd in Department Q series)

I Hear the Sirens in the Street
by Adrian McKinty
2013 / 320 pages
Read by Gerard Doyle 9h 40m
Rating:  A  / crime (historical)

An Evil Eye
by Jason Goodwin
2011  /301 pages
Read by Stephen Hoye 9h 34m
Rating:  B- /historical crime
(Yashim the Eunuch Series, Book 4)

The Drowning Spool
by Monica Ferris
2014 / 304 pages
read by Betsy Bronson 7h 31m
rating A- / crime
(#17 in the Betsy Devonshire series)

General Fiction
The Dog Stars
by Peter Heller
2014 / 336 pages
read by Mark Deakins 10h 41m
Rating:  8/ sci-fi  (literary)

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
by William Kuhn
2012 / 384 pages
Read by Simon Prebble 9h 33m
Rating:  8 / fun fiction

The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
2013 / 221 pages
Rating:  8/ fiction

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
by William Kuhn
2012 / 384 pages
Read by Simon Prebble 9h 33m
Rating:  7.5 / fun fiction

The Testament of Mary
by Colm Toibin
2013 / 97 pages (novella)
Rating:  7.5 / historical fiction

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
*2014 / 531 pages (Kindle)
*Read by Zach Appelman / 16h 2m
Rating: 9 / historical fiction (WWII)
(both listened and read)

An Unnecessary Woman
by Rabih Alameddine
2014 / 306 pages
read by Suzanne Toren 10h 28m
rating 9+ / fiction –

Human Voices
by Penelope Fitzgerald
1988 / Kindle (2013)  144 pages
rating 8 / fiction

Non-Fiction

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
by Walter Isaacson
2014 / 560 pages
Rating:  9.25  / nonfiction – science

Gospel Truth: The New Image of Jesus Emerging from Science and History, and Why It Matters
by Russell Shorto
1997 (2012) / 305 pages
Rating:  7.5 / history- New Testament

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength and the Power of Family
by Josh Hanagarne
2013 / 305 pages
Read by Stephen R. Thorne 8h 34m
Rating: 7/ memoir

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