Category Archives: 2011

An Evil Eye

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) I’ve been reading along in the Yashim series ever since The Janissary Tree (2007) and have to say … Continue reading

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Civilization: The West and the Rest

Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson (Brit) 2011 / 432 pages Rating:   8.5 /  Socio-Economic History Very interesting book – I’ve thought some of these things but I don’t think I’ve ever read them – not … Continue reading

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Homicidal

Homicidal by Paul Alexander 2011/ 77 pages read by Paul Christy 2h 47m rating  8 / true crime This is the story of Lonnie Franklin Jr, known as the Grim Sleeper,  who unbeknownst,  pretty much terrorized LA for decades killing or … Continue reading

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The Man of Numbers:

The Man of Numbers:  Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution by Keith Devlin (England) 2011 / 192 pages rating – 7 Okay – so having a bit of time available (not really but I’m in a lot of denial).  Anyway,  I gave the … Continue reading

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Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry 2011 / 304 pages read by Suzanne Torin 11h 1m rating: A+ This was highly recommended so always in search of a juicy crime novel (procedural,  cozy, legal, whatever) I listened to and … Continue reading

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You’re Next

You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz 2011 / 560 pages read by Scott Brick 14h. 1m suspense-thriller rating:   A++ Oh what a totally fabulous book – okay,  it starts out a little goodie-goodie with Mike being a bit too honest … Continue reading

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The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky fiction – Russia/Germany 2011 / Kindle 275 pages Rating:  8 I nominated this book for a reading group – I had read just about enough bleakness for the time being … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending x 2

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 2011 / 165 pages rating 8.5 Another group is reading this Booker winner so I’ll play and reread it. I give it that high of a rating because it’s well written for … Continue reading

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Holy War

Holy War: How Vasco da Gama’s Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations by Nigel Cliff 2011 / 560 pgs Rating – 8.5 When Vasco da Gama managed to steer his little fleet around the Cape … Continue reading

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Threadbare

Threadbare by Monica Ferris 15th in Needlework Series 2011/ 7h. 4m. read by Susan Boyce Rating B+ Best of the lot so far – (I think – it’s a close call with some).   Ferris continues to journey further into … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Daughter

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry 2011 / Kindle / 306 pages Rating –  8 (very good / fun) Well I’m not sure what I was expecting but this wasn’t it.  I only read this because a reading group was … Continue reading

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The Better Angels of Our Natures

The Better Angels of Our Natures: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker 2011 / 832 pages Read by Arthur Morey – 36h. 43m. Rating – 8.5 I chose to read this because of a recommendation from Bill Gates on his … Continue reading

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