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One Good Dog
This is a good enough book to recommend, but not superb. The audio used different voices for the 2 different points of view, and that was good; writin ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Very interesting book, and a very good reader, except for the abridged parts, which changed voices entirely. The book gives a very good "picture" of t ...more
May 14, 2010
May 15, 2010
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
This book is part adventure, part comedy, and part pitiful tale of a post office/bank robber from Transylvania who becomes a national hero in Budapest ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Dec 06, 2010
The Forgotten Garden
This book jumps through 3 generations of women, back and forth, in Australia and England, following one character from childhood to death, and the peo ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
It is not possible to read this book without feeling the horrible nightmare that the author has lived through with his son's meth addiction. I found t ...more
May 27, 2010
May 31, 2010
Path Between the Seas
True to the other McCullough books I've read, this is full of lots of detail, some of which is not really necessary, but generally a very interesting ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
A fascinating glimpse into a hacker's mind. What struck me most, apart from Mitnick's genius, was how the author repeatedly asserted that because he d ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Memoirs of a Geisha
An interesting read, especially regarding the culture of the geisha houses in Japan pre-WWII. The telling of the author's personal hardships as a youn ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
A most interesting look at the expedition of Lewis and Clark to find the Northwest Passage. More specifically, it is a biography of Meriwether Lewis, ...more
Oct 06, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
Our Mutual Friend
I am a Dickens fan, but this was a bit hard to get into. There was so much background on so many different characters before much of anything really h ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Perfect Scent
An insider's perspective on the making of 2 separate perfumes in 2 different companies on 2 different continents, this book is written by a journalist ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
This book touches on a lot of themes: social norms, kindness, greed, romance, familial relationships, death, racial prejudice, and loneliness, to name ...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
Parrot and Olivier in America
Two voices tell their story individually; one, a French aristocrat, the other a common man from England, living in France after the French Revolution. ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Jan 06, 2012
Sarah's Key
There is so much tension in this book, between different characters and concerning differing issues. The tension drives the narration and makes the re ...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
This was a great movie, and I was pleased to read on audio the book that was written by Lyle Logue's grandson. The author committed himself to tell th ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Saving Fish from Drowning
A new reader of Amy Tan, this book did not make me a fan, though the reviews that said this was not usual for her gives me hope I might enjoy others o ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
The Man In The Iron Mask (The Bookcassette Classic Collection)
It's not a good idea to start with the third in a series, but that's what I did, and I still enjoyed the book. It definitely made me want to read the ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
The Professor & the Madman
A fascinating book about how the Oxford English Dictionary came to be. There is a lot of information about the book itself, and its compilation, and e ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
The subtitle, "The Story of a Boy's Hunger", refers as much to the young Nigel's hunger for affection from his father and for affirmation from his fam ...more
Sep 24, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
The Accidental Tourist
This book stirs mixed emotions; I liked it and at the same time was disappointed with the story. I haven't seen the movie, so I cannot comment on that ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
The Memory of Running
This book would get more stars from me if it didn't have so frequent use of the f word; I found it very distracting and offensive. The story itself is ...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
The story of the firemen from Firehouse 40/Engine 35 who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in NYC is handled with great respect a ...more
May 19, 2010
May 19, 2010
Blood Work (Terry McCaleb, #1)
This is my first read by this author, and I liked the character developments, the suspense and plot twists in figuring out the clues to the crimes. I ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 28, 2011
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
I am intrigued by the author's viewpoint of looking at his life as a story, with all the elements of story and how they combine to tell a good story-- ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
An interesting story of how a journalist gets caught up in the world of rare book collecting, by involving herself in the lives of a collector/securit ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Spud (Spud, #1)
This story of a pre-pubescent boy of working-class (and oddball) parents sent on scholarship to an upper-class boarding school in South Africa is most ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door
Most of the book deals with the Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door, or how society is rude, and becoming ruder. Not until the end does th ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
The Careful Use of Compliments (Isabel Dalhousie, #4)
It is interesting to me how this male author so gets into the mind of his major female characters. It seems to ring true to me. It is also interesting ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 23, 2009
The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation
This is an interesting collection of stories that are meant to illustrate a variety of Americans achieving their dreams. Rather picks his stories from ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
A young adult Jewish girl from Vienna survives the holocaust by hiding the truth and taking on a false identity. It is a story told in first person of ...more
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
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