Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 2015 / 326  pages Read by  Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher / 10h 59m Rating:  A / crime (thriller) Something happened to Rachel but she can’t remember what it was – she was drunk … Continue reading

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The Hidden Child

The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg  (Sweden) 2007 (2011 in English) / 400 pages read by Simon Vance / 14h 58m rating: B- / crime (police procedural) I’ve been reading along in this series but Audible doesn’t have the 3rd book … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Human Existence

The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson 2013 / 208 pages read by Jonathan Hogan 5h 6m rating – 8.5  / nonfiction – science philosophy (I both read and listened to this one) Read for the All-Nonfiction reading … Continue reading

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Proof

Proof by Dick Francis 1984 / 272 pages read by Simon Prebble 9h 43m rating B+  / Crime (traditional/thriller) Dick Francis is an old standby for me – I started reading his books in the 1980s, I think,  and every … Continue reading

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A Plague of Secrets

A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart (Dismas Hardy #13) 2009 / 512 pages read by David Caldacci  15h 33m rating – B+ / crime I’m almost caught up on the Dismas Hardy books – 3 left but two are narrated … Continue reading

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Books and Crystal Souls

Oh my goodness –  I got the new Spiderweb Software game Avernum 2:  Crystal Souls   (great review) and I’ve been lost to the world for about 3 or 4 days.   I listen to books while I play the “casual level”  while  I listen to crime … Continue reading

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Murder She Wrote: A Question of Murder

Murder She Wrote: A Question of Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain 2006/292 pages Read by Cynthia Darlow 6h 47m Rating:  B-  / crime / cozy This was on my wish list for awhile because I loved the Murder … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Dying

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman 2013 / 320 pages Read by Judy Kaye 11h 17m rating A / crime (thriller) This turned out to be a great book,  but I almost put it down as a “could not finish,” … Continue reading

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A Place of Execution

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid 2000 / 486 pages Read by Paddy Glynn 14h 34m rating A- / crime I’ve heard this is a classic as well as being a multiple award-winner and I can see that.  I wish … Continue reading

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The Gift of Rain

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian) 2007 / 432 pages Rating 9 / historical  fiction 1/14/15 This book started out so incredibly good for me that I began writing little summaries – I find doing that keeps me … Continue reading

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Lila

Lila by Marilynne Robinson 2014 / 261 pages Rating 9.25 / contemp fiction This is the third of Robinson’s interconnected series which started with the book Gilead,  the name of the small Iowa town of the setting.  In that  first book, John Ames is … Continue reading

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Happy All the Time

Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin 1978 / 213 pages read by Marc Vietor  6h 13m Rating:  8 / 20th century fiction Reading group selection – (Bookgroup List) – I first thought it was going to be some stupid romance,  but … Continue reading

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